Trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. has been turned down on his first attempt to have New York's highest court, the Court of Appeals, review a ruling by the state's Racing and Wagering Board in October 2011 to strip Dutrow of his license for 10 years.
Dutrow's attorney, Michael Koenig said Tuesday that the court rejected his petition that it hear the appeal on "as of right" grounds that Dutrow's constitutional rights were violated.
"We are, of course, disappointed, but neither deterred nor defeated," Koenig said in a statement. "We will now seek the more traditional route of asking the Court of Appeals for permission to appeal this case. I continue to believe that Rick's due process rights were violated, and that the factors we will now ask the Court to consider weigh in our favor."
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