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ORC Rules On Wassilyn Appeal

Published: February 2, 2009 11:08 am ET

Last Comment: February 2, 2009 1:03 pm ET | 1 Comment(s) | Jump to Comments

On Monday, February 2, the Ontario Racing Commission released its ruling in regard to the appeal of Mike Wassilyn.

Wassilyn had appealed against the penalties imposed in Standardbred Ruling SB 37859, on April 8, 2008, at Kawartha Downs Raceway, as a consequence of his driving actions in Race number 9 when driving the horse CR King Triton.

The ORC release stats that the panel dismissed the appeal subject to the driving suspension being reduced from 60 days to 30 days to commence on April 8, 2009, up to and including May 7, 2009.

To view an official copy of the ORC ruling, including a lengthy reason for decision, click here.

(With files from the ORC)

February 2, 2009 - 1:03 pmIn the Wassilyn ruling

Anonymous (not verified) SAID...

In the Wassilyn ruling Article#42, the ORC states:..... "This sustained misconduct bespeaks an appalling lack of judgement and a reckless disregard for the lives and safety of others"...

Given this statement and the fact that its not the first time for such tactics by Mr. Wassilyn, (anybody remember Elmira), it is simply outrageous for the ORC to levy a tiny 30 day suspension, for the described recklessness.

Surely this offence warrants a much more significant punishment. But I guess that won't happen until there's a fatality.

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