The Appellate Division in NY upholds Dutrow's 10-year suspension. He can appeal to the Court of Appeals (the highest appellate court in NY) and can still train until his appeals are exhausted, according to New York Daily News' Jerry Bossert.
I don't have a problem with a security barn and tighter controls on access to and from the stalls, but it'd be nice if there was a standard set of protocols instead of the "making it up as we go along" process.
I've read differing opinions on whether closing these OTBs is a good or a bad thing. I'm not sure how you can spin 800 people losing their jobs as a good thing (especially right before the holidays), and despite the current condition of the OTB system in New York, eliminating facilities where people can wager is probably not something that's going to create any immediate benefit.