According to a Paulick Report story, the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) has given trainer Wayne Potts one week to vacate his barn at Laurel Park, where he keeps 30 horses, after track officials discovered Potts was program training for embattled colleague Marcus Vitali.
Further, according to MJC president and general manager Sal Sinatra, Potts’s name is on a list at Charles Town, Parx, and Delaware Park and he will not be permitted to run horses at those facilities, either.
But apparently Saratoga is OK.
The Wayne Potts trained Our Destiny–making his first start vs. New York-breds this year for Potts after prior runs at Laurel and Monmouth Park–proved clearly best, going wire to wire beneath Tyler Gaffalione after adding blinkers.
The Potts trainee is owned by Rohan Ramdat, who was the trainer of record for his three-year-old debut back at Belmont Park, June 20. Joseph Parker was the trainer of record when the chestnut colt made two state-bred starts at Saratoga last year.