Harnesslink did a profile today on Luanne Kroniger Case, wife of Walter Case Jr. I thought it was a very flattering article about Ms. Case and it gives us a glimpse as to what Walter Case has been doing of late; training horses off the track. According to the article, Walter's parole is over on October 27 and based on the article, it would appear someone will be ready to license Walter after his probation is completed.
From what I know of Walter's wife, is she is very supportive of her husband and wants what is best for him. Some people will hold Case's criminal conviction against him, but it seems his family for the most part has been able to get past it, so there is no reason the racing community shouldn't.
This is not to say Case should be allowed to start out at the major tracks. But it seems Case has finally achieved the maturity he lacked in his earlier days and has finally conquered his demons. The one hurdle Walter will have to deal with is the new emphasis on Animal Rights. Forget about what he did before that was not approved of by the judges; it is the tightning up of the rules regarding kicking and whipping which may be a challenge. However, I am confident with Luanne in Walter's corner, he will do fine.
The question is who will be the first racing commission to let him in? Not to allow Walter back would be an injustice and goes against America's willingness to give a person the opportunity to prove their redemption. Walter deserves a chance to prove himself. Now is the time to let him.