Biancone drops appeal, accepts lighter penalty
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Patrick Biancone, the trainer who accepted a penalty from the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority on Wednesday that will prevent him from training horses for one year, said Thursday that he was motivated to settle because of the likelihood of intense scrutiny during next week's Breeders' Cup at Monmouth Park.
"I do not want to cast a cloud over racing's most important day," Biancone said in a statement.
Under the settlement, Biancone is suspended for six months beginning ...
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