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Veitch appeals dismissal

Updated: December 1, 2011, 1:07 PM ET
By Matt Hegarty | Daily Racing Form

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- John Veitch, the former state steward for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission who was fired on Monday, filed an appeal of his dismissal on Wednesday with the Kentucky Personnel Board, contending that he has been discriminated against because of his age and that the state violated his rights by failing to provide a cause for his dismissal.

The appeal, which was provided by Veitch's attorney, claims that Veitch should be considered a "classified" employee under Kentucky's ...

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