Keyword: John Sabini

  • Rick Dutrow

    Federal Court Dismisses Dutrow Appeal

    Trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. is running out of avenues to return to the sport any time soon as courts continue to uphold a 10-year suspension of his license levied in 2011 by a New York regulator.

  • Rick Dutrow

    Federal Judge Dismisses Dutrow Lawsuit

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. against the New York State Gaming Commission, the Association of Racing Commissioners International, and two New York regulators.

  • Rick Dutrow

    Dutrow Files Federal Suit Against Regulators

    Suspended trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. has filed a federal lawsuit that argues the Association of Racing Commissioners overstepped its bounds when it encouraged New York regulators to review his license.

  • NY Regulators Adopt Safety Recommendations

    Prodded by a rash of equine deaths at Aqueduct Racetrack last winter, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board Oct. 11 imposed what officials promised will be the first round of rules intended to make for safer racing.

  • Race-day medication was among the issues at the July 25 meeting of the board of directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International.

    Major Issues Discussed at RCI Board Meeting

    While many of racing's major issues were discussed at the July 25 meeting of the board of directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, the agenda called for few decisions to be made.

  • Rick Dutrow

    NY Court Upholds Dutrow's License Revocation

    A New York appeals court has unanimously upheld the revocation of trainer Rick Dutrow's license by state racing regulators, a major setback for the colorful trainer's ability to keep working in the state.

  • Union Rags

    'Stakes' Barn to Be Used for Belmont Horses

    The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has issued a set of protocols for horses running in the Belmont Stakes, the most notable one being the use of a stakes barn, to which all Belmont starters must go beginning June 6.

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    NYRA Getting Pounded by New York Officials

    Top state officials continued to pound the New York Racing Association, a day after regulators suggested its exclusive franchise to operate the state's major Thoroughbred tracks could be in jeopardy.

  • NYRA Under Fire; Two on Leave Without Pay

    When it was revealed last year that takeout rates on exotic wagers were not lowered as required by law, executives with the New York Racing Association said they were caught unaware of the problem.

  • New York Set to Enact New Claiming Rule

    In response to recent equine deaths at Aqueduct Racetrack, regulators in New York are poised to adopt a rule voiding claiming race sales of horses that die during a claiming event or are euthanized on-track after a race.

  • New York Revises Bute Administration Rule

    New York is returning to a standard banning the use of phenylbutazone in horses in the 48 hours leading up to a race. The state Racing and Wagering Board on Feb. 29 adopted a final rule revising the Bute time and threshold.

  • The Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct

    Aqueduct Casino Breaks $1 Million in Proceeds

    In a state unaccustomed to rosy equine industry fiscal numbers, NY officials are going out of their way to hail the breaking of the $1 million mark in proceeds to a Thoroughbred breeding fund from the new casino at Aqueduct.

  • Fallout Expected From NY Takeout Blunder

    Bettors in North America were overcharged more than $7 million by the New York Racing Association over the past 15 months in higher-than-allowed pari-mutuel takeout rates on exotic wagers.

  • Rick Dutrow

    Dutrow's License Revoked for 10 Years

    New York regulators revoked Rick Dutrow's license for at least 10 years and fined him $50,000 for what they said has been a pattern of rules violations by the controversial trainer.

  • Rick Dutrow

    Dutrow Hearing Opens in New York

    The opening salvo in a state hearing that could at least end the New York career of trainer Rick Dutrow focused on claims of an appearance of a conflict of interest by New York's top racing industry regulator.

  • Jess Jackson

    Owner Jess Jackson Dies at Age 81

    Winemaker and prominent Thoroughbred owner Jess Jackson, whose Stonestreet Stable campaigned Rachel Alexandra and Curlin, died April 21 after a lengthy illness. He was 81.

  • NY Horsemen to Receive $4.4 Million in Awards

    Breeders and owners in New York, shortchanged the past couple years, in part, because of the bankruptcy of New York City Off-Track Betting Corp., are in line to get $4.4 million in purse awards due them in 2009 and 2010.

  • New York to Add 'Uncoupled' Wagering Rule

    New York's new uncoupled wagering rule will be in place before the start of the upcoming Saratoga racing meet, the state's top industry regulator said June 25, and should be a boost for track handle.

  • NY Drug-Testing Lab to Move From Cornell

    New York lawmakers have given approval to move the state's equine drug-testing laboratory from Cornell University to Morrisville State College. The Senate and Assembly both approved the move March 1.

  • Move Planned for New York Drug-Testing Lab

    After nearly four decades, New York's Cornell University is moving to close its world-famous equine drug-testing laboratory. An equine science program at a state university 70 miles up the road is eagerly willing to take over, and expand, an operation vital to the state's horse industry.

  • NY May Demand Horses' Complete Vet Records

    State racing regulators in New York, seeking additional and timely information about medications given to racehorses, are eyeing a major crackdown on recordkeeping practices by Thoroughbred owners and trainers.

  • Nassau Regional OTB to Show Saratoga Racing

    At the urging of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, the New York Racing Association July 29 -- opening day of the Saratoga meet--authorized restoration of its televised signal to the in-home distribution network of Nassau Regional Off-Track Betting Corp.

  • NY Tightens Rule on Oxygen Therapy for Horses

    The New York State Racing and Wagering Board clarified July 28 that horses are banned from being entered in races if they have received hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment within one week of post time. The therapy is permitted otherwise.

  • Takeout Increase Blocked in New York

    New York Gov. David Paterson signed legislation March 13 to block a scheduled across-the-board takeout increase in out-of-state wagers placed at tracks and OTB parlors in the state.