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Gural bans Brennan after driver's comments

June 04, 2012

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Racetrack operator Jeff Gural has confirmed that he has banned driver George Brennan from competing at his tracks following Brennan's comments to The New York Times about the suspension of trainer Lou Pena.
Gural told Derek Giwner of the Daily Racing Form that he took the action because "Perception is important. I took it as George was saying that winning was the only thing that mattered and that George was okay with what occurred. If that is not the way he felt, he should have worded it differently."
Gural told John Brennan of the Bergen Record newspaper that " While I agree the rules are confusing and should be uniform, there is no room for Mr. Brennan's views on this subject.”
Here is what Brennan told the Times: "I just know his horses look really good, and they race for a long time," Brennan said. "They're throwing this guy to the wolves when the primary objective in this game is to win races. Obviously, someone is out to get him."
Click here to read Giwner's report in the Daily Racing Form.
Click here to read the northjersey.com story.
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