Will statement be made with Dutrow?
"Ricky is my brother and I don't want to get him thrown off the racetrack. But Ricky's not innocent. Ricky has had numerous violations and penalties. He has been counseled by many people. I've come down on him; so have a lot of others. He's had counseling. It's not the industry's fault. It's Ricky's fault. He's my brother. I love him and I respect him. But this is a nightmare, and it saddens me." -- Tony Dutrow, trainer.Perhaps the 10 years imposed by New York authorities is a longer suspension than Rick Dutrow deserves. Perhaps not. Justice is often a subjective thing. The record of transgression is clearly impressive, or shameful. Almost everything at the racetrack is subjective and Dutrow is not the sport's first wildly successful bad guy.
Almost everything at the racetrack is subjective and Dutrow is not the sport's first wildly successful bad guy.
Dutrow, a paragon of arrogance, can afford the legal expenses involved in delaying the inevitable.