In the late 90s, Serey became the leading claiming trainer in New York. His career dipped after being handed his suspensions, and he last started a horse in 2002.
Former New York claiming kingpin Juan Serey could return to training this spring. The 54-year old Serey had his New York trainers' license reinstated on Wednesday, but must serve 90 suspension days and pay a $2,000 fine before resuming his career.Serey was cited for ergonovine positives in two runners from races run on Dec. 29, 1999. The suspensions began Wednesday with the re-instatement of his license, and will run concurrently. Serey will be free to train again on March 8, 2005.