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Board rejects Pletcher's appeal

Updated: December 15, 2005, 7:22 PM ET
By Matt Hegarty | Daily Racing Form

The New York State Racing and Wagering Board at a meeting Thursday upheld a 45-day suspension and $3,000 fine for trainer Todd Pletcher based on a positive drug test for one of Pletcher's horses last year.

Pletcher, who is leading the nation in money won and is a top candidate for the Eclipse Award, said on Thursday after the meeting that he planned to appeal the suspension and fine in court. The board's decision on Thursday was a rejection of Pletcher's first appeal.

"At this point, ...

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