California will uphold NY racing ban on trainer

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ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Rick Dutrow Jr., who had his license revoked and was barred from racing in New York for 10 years, won't be allowed to race in California either.

Stewards at Santa Anita on Friday said they would uphold the ruling by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board made earlier this week.

The stewards cited California Horse Racing Board Rule 1484, which involves evidence of unfitness for license.

Dutrow is based in New York and his horses don't regularly run in California, although it is typical for other states to uphold bans issued by other jurisdictions.

His suspension is to take effect next Tuesday, but the trainer's lawyer has filed an appeal that is expected to be heard Monday.