All Knucklehead Day Award Fifteen
Our fifteenth winner is Patrick Biancone. He gets the award for the following.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority reached a settlement agreement with trainer Patrick Biancone Oct. 17 that will bar him from training horses for six months and prevent him from applying for a trainer's license for an additional six months.A one-year suspension is serious business. Patrick Biancone's actions do not reflect well on the sport, and that's why his punishment must be harsh, including his being given today's fifteenth Knucklehead award.
After more than two hours of closed-door discussion, the KHRA voted 9-2 to approve the settlement agreement with Biancone. Authority members Tom Ludt and Dell Hancock voted against the agreement.
The suspension begins Nov. 1 and will prohibit Biancone from entering any non-public areas of a racetrack until Nov. 1, 2008. Biancone will be permitted to act as a bloodstock agent, consultant, or manager during the term of his suspension.
“The loss of a trainer’s license, for what is effectively a one-year period, is a serious penalty and supports the decision by the state racing stewards,” said William Street, chairman of the KHRA.
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