Harnessracing.com has learned the Pennsylvania State Harness Racing Commission has affirmed an earlier ruling denying Walter Case Jr. a racing license. Case was originally denied a license in early June by the Commission.
According to the most recent ruling, dated Oct. 9, 2013, Case "may submit a new license application with this Commission after a period of five years has elapsed from the date of this Order. At such time, the Commission shall re-evaluate and consider Mr. Case's experience, character and general fitness to participate in harness racing."
Case, who is now 52, last drove on a regular basis in 2003, before he was sentenced the following year to five years in prison for felonious assault on his then estranged wife Nadine after stabbing her with a steak knife. Case served four years of his sentence, and in late 2008 he was able to return to the sulky, driving 25 races at Plainridge Racecourse. Case won 10 races, bringing his career win total to 11,038, which currently ranks him seventh on the all-time list.