NYRA Urges Courts To Deny Linda Rice’s Stay On Three-Year Ban

The New York Racing Association has filed a “friend of the court” amicus brief asking New York State Supreme Court Justice Mark L. Powers to deny trainer Linda Rice a temporary injunction which would allow her to keep training while she appeals the three-year ban handed down by the New York State Gaming Commission earlier this year, reports the Daily Racing Form.

Rice was granted a preliminary injunction shortly after the license suspension, but is now seeking an injunction that would allow her to continue to train throughout the appeals process.

NYRA argued that it has “a unique and vital interest in ensuring the fairness and integrity of Thoroughbred racing” and that Rice should not be allowed to continue training in order “to protect its investment, brand, and reputation so that patrons have confidence that the sport of horse racing is conducted in an honest, fair, and safe manner.”

Rice is accused of receiving information from the racing office about which horses were entered in which races prior to the official close of entries. The alleged information exchange took place over a period of 2011 and 2014, and the commission first brought a complaint against Rice in 2019. A series of hearing dates took place in late 2020, during which the commission and Rice’s attorney presented information to a hearing officer along with numerous volumes of data and interview transcripts.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form.

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