Report: Navarro Cleared To Run Horses At All Stronach-Owned Racetracks

Embattled trainer Jorge Navarro will be allowed to run horses at all racetracks owned by The Stronach Group, including Gulfstream Park.

Bill Finley reports in the Thoroughbred Daily News that Navarro’s status had been a bit uncertain after he was temporarily banned from entering horses at Laurel Park after a video surfaced of Navarro and owner Randal Gindi cheering on a horse trained by Navarro’s brother winning a race at Gulfstream Park. The video, which was shot at Monmouth Park, contained comments from Navarro saying “we f–K everyone,” while Gindi shouts out “the juice man”.

Last week, the New Jersey Racing Commission accepted the recommendation from Monmouth Park stewards and fined Navarro $10,000 and Gindi $20,000, which then closed the case. At the time, Laurel Park had refused to accept entries from Navarro because the case was still pending.

“It’s a complicated situation,” said Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group. “We did not let him run in Maryland because the case was still open in New Jersey and no one was sure how it was going to be resolved. But now that it has been resolved and there is nothing else pending, he will be allowed to race at our tracks.”

Read more in the Thoroughbred Daily News

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