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ORC Denies Waxman Appeal


Published: March 14, 2011 1:08 pm ET

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On Monday, March 14, the ORC released its ruling on the appeal of horseman Isaac Waxman.

Waxman had appealed the following:

  1. Ruling Number SB 43221, wherein Waxman was fined $5,000 and fully suspended for one year (February 28, 2011 to February 27, 2012 inclusive) for violation of 6.17 (c) (d), and 6.20 (b) and (c) of the Rules of Standardbred Racing (“the Rules”), following the sixth race at Kawartha Downs on February 3, 2011;
  2. Ruling Number SB 43222, wherein in accordance with 6.13.02 and 6.13.03 of the Rules, the following horses were suspended:
    • Awesome Armbro N
    • Flem N Em N
    • All Tiger N
    • Strand Hanover
    • Cajon Thunder
    • Dali
    • Dr Dew
    • McLaren; and
  3. Ruling Number SB 43223, wherein in accordance with 5.11 and 1.09 of the Rules all horses owned wholly or in part by Waxman on February 4, 2011 and onward, shall continue to have all purse monies held pending the full and complete disposition of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice granted injunction (number 11-25384).

Waxman requested a stay of Rulings SB 43221, SB 43222 and SB 43223.

The Deputy Director issued Ruling SB 41/2011, dated March 1, 2011, which denied Waxman's request for a stay of Rulings SB 43221, SB 43222 and SB 43223.

Waxman requested an appeal with respect to Ruling SB 41/2011.

On March 10, 2011, a panel of the ORC consisting of commissioner John Macdonald as chair, was convened to deal with the appeal of Ruling SB 41/2011 and the denial of the stay request.

Angela Holland appeared as counsel for the administration. Helen Pelton appeared as counsel for Waxman and Waxman attended in person.

Upon hearing the testimony of Rob McKinney, upon reviewing the exhibits filed, and upon hearing the submissions of counsel for the administration and counsel for Waxman, the panel dismissed the appeal and denied the stay.

The transcript with the panel’s oral decision can be viewed here.

(Note - In an effort to consolidate comments on topics, if you wish to voice your opinion on the Waxman/ORC situation, please do so by clicking here.)

(With files from the ORC)

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