Unfortunately, Blue Jay, that's our legal system. I agree, it should have been adjudicated months ago, and would have if not for the repeated delays by Pletcher's lawyers. Delays may protect him as well. We don't know until we do. I'm finding this quite disturbing because Pletcher's integrity is/was one of the best in the industry. All this recent craziness could be very well a set up by a disgruntle person or persons within the industry or from someone suspended or banned from racing. It very suspicious. The truth will prevail. Unfortunately, a deep investigation will take time. Forte's connections will most likely continue to delay the proceeding until they know more one way or another.
As of now our New York racing officials have withheld the $165,000 first-place check for the Hopeful from Repole and Viola.
Also, as of now, Pletcher has not respond to our requests for comment. Nor has his lawyer, Karen Murphy responded.
The horse racing industry is already a reeling mess right now. More on what I can reveal when I know more. This is the best I can do for you now, Blue Jay.
Let your life be driven with purpose!