Ejection of Trainer Adamo Rescinded by PHRC

Trainer Anthony Adamo, ejected from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course along with owner Michael Gill, has been permitted access to the Pennsylvania racetrack.

Adamo and Gill were ejected by the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission—not the track—Feb. 2 in connection with an ongoing PHRC investigation. The ejection notice made no mention of any charges against the two men except to say they were interfering with the regular conduct of racing at the track.

Adamo, who has trained exclusively for Gill, won 143 races last year, and his horses collected almost $3 million in earnings.

The ejection order against Adamo was rescinded March 5. The PHRC investigation, which began in late January after some Penn National jockeys refused to ride Gill’s horses or in races in which Gill had horses, continues, as do local Grand Jury hearings said to be tied to the backstretch and racing office at Penn National.

Adamo has continued to train and races horses for Gill at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack in Pennsylvania and Laurel Park in Maryland. Their licenses remained intact even though the PHRC ejected them from Penn National.

The Penn National jockeys alleged safety issues involving Gill’s horses, though some of them have continued to ride his stock at Philly Park.

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