NY Court OKs Derby-Winning Trainer's 10-Year Ban

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NY Court OKs Derby-Winning Trainer's 10-Year Ban
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A midlevel New York court on Thursday upheld Kentucky Derby-winning thoroughbred trainer Rick Dutrow Jr.'s 10-year ban from the sport for drug violations, though he can keep working while his attorney pursues an additional appeal. The Appellate Division unanimously rejected Dutrow's argument that his hearing was unfair and that a top New York racing official should have recused himself from the disciplinary case. The five judges also concluded that the punishment is not excessive considering the trainer's recent violations and disciplinary history.

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