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Dutrow's King and Crusader disqualified from Juvenile Championship

Dutrow's King and Crusader disqualified from Juvenile Championship

Maryland’s horse racing stewards have disqualified the Rick Dutrow-trained King and Crusader and from the Maryland Juvenile Championship and fined Dutrow $500, upholding the protest filed by the connections of the second-, third- and fourth-place finishers in the Dec. 17 race at Laurel Park.

According to Maryland regulations, a horse may not be treated for anything within two hours of post time, and the stewards found King and Crusader had been treated within an hour of the race by licensed private veterinarian Brian Delp.

Steward John Burke said an investigation of track protocol will continue, as they try to determine where the breakdown in communication occurred...

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