The New York State Gaming Commission has released a statement regarding the recent decision of the State of New York Supreme Court that directed the state to dismiss all charges against trainer Lou Pena. The Gaming Commission has appealed the decision.
Here is the statement: "The state has appealed a recent court decision favoring Mr. Pena, which brings with it a stay of the court action. The state is confident that it will prevail on the merits in the court case. The Commission recently received the hearing officer report on the matter and expects to rule on the proceeding at its Nov. 4 meeting. We are dedicated to upholding the integrity of harness racing in New York State and are committed to full and fair hearings for all.”