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Morrill's suspension continues

November 04, 2010

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Harnessracing.com was told by Kentucky Horse Racing Commission deputy executive director Marc Guilfoil Wednesday morning that a request made by attorney Howard Taylor on behalf of driver Jim Morrill Jr., has been granted for a continuance for a hearing on Morrill's indefinite suspension given after allegedly being drunk at The Red Mile during the races on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 23.
Morrill had driven one race eary on the card and was post parading for another when the stewards ordered him off the track and requested that he take a breathalyzer test. When Morrill refused he was asked taken off his remaining three drives and asked to surrender his license. He was then given an indefinite suspension pending a hearing.
Although Morrill drove Tuesday, Oct. 26, at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs and won four races, he was taken off his drives the following day and has not driven since. Since the Kentucky suspension, the Ontario Racing Commission also posted a reciprocal suspension that indefinitely bars him from racing in that province as well.
Guilfoil said no future date has been set for Morrill's hearing, and he doesn't expect one until further correspondence with Taylor.
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