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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


After nearly 122 months in exile, Richard E. ‘Rick’ Dutrow Jr. is free to earn a living once again, the New York State Gaming Commission having granted his request for securing a trainer’s license. All legal hurdles have been cleared.

This is a breaking story and details are sketchy at this posting. This report will be updated as dictated by events.

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  1. John, when I engage people on websites like paceadvantage or longstanding friends who follow racing, and reflect on what i have seen at age 64, it seems to me that Dick Dutrow was made a poster child for doing things that are clearly commonplace and it did not abate the behaviors of people up to the moment. I do not read you much but my smell test suggests that aside of that Servis Navarro disaster, the only other shoe dropping is Baffert. My thought and it is arguable, I am not a fan or BB or nor a dissenter is that the guy gets the best dirt horses, runs them hard, and wins a lot and he is irresponsible and not a systematic cheater but has made mistakes and he is being used at a similar level of example setting like Richard E. Dutrow Jr. whose fathers picture i still have with a friend of mine as the hotwalker in the picture. What is your opinion of all of this and HISA vs ARCI and national vs state regulations etc etc.

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