HALLANDALE BEACH, FL, May 19, 2021 – According to HorseRaceInsider sources, the two horses which trainer Linda Rice entered to race at Finger Lakes Racetrack this afternoon will be permitted to do so.
Wardenofthenorth, listed at 6-1, leaves from the rail in Race 7 with Rice named as owner, and Him She Kisses is the 3-1 early line favorite in the eighth race. Oscar Gomez is named to ride both horses.
It appears language inside the ruling which revoked Rice’s license for three years and $50,000 announced by the New York Gaming Commission Monday left an opening for interpretation as to whether the ban will be enforced at other tracks the source said, who had no knowledge that the decision is not in effect until the order relating to the investigation, subject to appeal, has been served.
Consequently, Rice might not be barred from entering horses at venues outside New York Racing. Rice was cited for gaining continual improper access to race entries through bribes distributed to NYRA racing personnel.
As of 12:04 p.m., neither horse has been ordered scratched. Stay tuned.