Pena files suit against Meadowlands ban
January 06, 2012
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NorthJersey.com has reported that trainer Lou Pena, who said he was told by officials at the New Meadowlands Racetrack that he would not be allowed to race his horses at the track in 2012, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court against track lessee Jeff Gural and the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority.
The report indicated Pena is requesting an immediate and permanent injunction to allow him to continue racing at the track. According to the story, Pena was informed by letter from race secretary Peter Koch that it "is not in the best interest of the ownership of the facility" to allow him to enter and race his horses.
According to reports, only about 10 trainers who filed applications with the racetrack to race in 2012 were denied. To read the entire story on NorthJersey.com, please click here.