On Friday, August 26, Trot Insider spoke with Maritime Provinces Harness Racing Commission Director of Racing Paul Hogan in regard to the full suspension which was recently handed down to Simon Allard
As result of the violations, the MPHRC handed the driver a one-month full suspension, which is effective Thursday, September 1 and will run until Friday, September 30.
Hogan told Trot Insider that he was not at liberty to discuss the Allard situation at this time, as the driver did file a Notice of Intent to Appeal on Friday, August 26.
Hogan did explain that the Notice of Intent to Appeal gives Allard an eight-day period to file an official appeal.
Allard, who recently relocated to New Jersey to drive at the Meadowlands Racetrack on a full-time basis, has recorded 179 wins, 160 second-place finishes and 151 thirds from 1,202 starts this season, good for a UDR of .264.
So far this season, he has driven his mounts to over $2.1 million in purse earnings.