'Scarlet Letter Of Unprofessionalism Cannot Stand': NYRA Racing Secretary Will Appeal $2,000 Fine - Horse Racing News | Paulick Report

‘Scarlet Letter Of Unprofessionalism Cannot Stand’: NYRA Racing Secretary Will Appeal $2,000 Fine

New York Racing Association racing secretary Keith Doleshel will appeal a $2,000 fine for “failing to conduct business in a professional manner,” reports the Thoroughbred Daily News. Doleshel will be represented by attorney Drew Mollica for the appeal against the New York State Gaming Commission's Oct. 20 ruling.

TDN reports that the fine dealt with an incident at Saratoga in which an unauthorized agent was allowed to claim a horse; a claimant must be both licensed by the NYSGC and registered with The Jockey Club.

“Anyone who knows Mr. Doleshel during his tenure at NYRA knows that he always conducts business in a professional manner,” Mollica told TDN, “and he denies that he has not done so in this case. He has never been able to confront this charge, because he has never been told what he did wrong. As such, the scarlet letter of unprofessionalism cannot stand and we must appeal.”

“Mr. Doleshel had a confident person acting as the claims clerk,” said Mollica. “A mistake may have been made in the office or by The Jockey Club, but it had nothing to do with him acting unprofessionally.”

Read more at the Thoroughbred Daily News.

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