A New York Supreme Court Judge has reinstated the license of harness trainer Lou Pena, the result of a hearing held on August 29-31. As a result, Pena is able to resume owning and training horses immediately. Of course, the New York Gaming Commission (NYGC), successor to the NYSRWB, has 30-60 days to appeal the decision. Without seeing the judge's ruling, it is hard to say whether the NYGC will appeal.
It should be noted, even if he resumes training, there is no guarantee which tracks will allow Pena to participate. It is certain he will remain excluded from the Meadowlands, Tioga Downs, and Vernon Downs.
Harnesslink.com will be having an exclusive interview with Lou Pena forthcoming.
While the decision has not yet been released, back in May I suspected Pena would get his license back in civil court.