The Horse Racing Appeal Panel, chaired by Stanley Sadinsky, has granted Ivan Dalos’s appeal to have H C Holiday’s placing and purse reinstated. The horse won a Maiden Optional Claiming race last June with a purse of $64,300 but was subsequently disqualified when it was discovered that his enrollment in the Lasix program had not been reported and he did not receive the medication.
“We are very pleased with the result and thought that Sadinsky did a good job of managing the situation,” said Colleen Dalos, who acted on behalf of her father, Ivan Dalos, during the trial. “We always thought that the facts were clear, but this case is unique and unprecedented. It hasn’t happened before and no rules apply, which made it more complicated.”