Desormeaux Seeking Reinstatement, Meets With Del Mar Stewards - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

Desormeaux Seeking Reinstatement, Meets With Del Mar Stewards

Kent Desormeaux

Suspended from race riding since early March, embattled Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux met with Del Mar stewards Friday in hopes of being reinstated, Daily Racing Form reports.

Stewards said they could decide on Desormeaux's status by the end of the weekend or early next week.

Desormeaux was suspended March 4 by the California Horse Racing Board for failing to respond to written notice to appear before the board of stewards to answer charges over alleged disorderly conduct and failure to abide by an agreement concerning the use of alcohol or other mind-altering substances.

The 52-year-old has not ridden since being arrested in late January in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, and charged with domestic abuse and battery.

Desormeaux's attorney at Friday's hearing was Roger Licht, a former CHRB chairman.

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