Following his arrest early Sunday morning, Jan. 23, on a domestic battery charge, Illinois-based driver Mike Oosting has been excluded from driving at Balmoral Park and Maywood Park by the Illlinois Racing Commission stewards until his court appearance scheduled for late February.
The 48-year-old Oosting was held overnight without bail on the misdemeanor charge until he appeared in bond court on Monday. With 467 wins last year, Oosting ranked 15th on the North American dash list. He has more than 4,400 career wins and $27.8 million in purse earnings. He won the dash title in 2010 at Balmoral Park for the sixth consecutive year.