Elliott gets $1,000 fine in Kentucky

Horse Racing

May 14, 2004|By Tom Keyser | Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF

Stewart Elliott, jockey of Smarty Jones, was fined $1,000 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority yesterday for submitting an inaccurate application to ride in the Kentucky Derby. The outcome of the Derby, won by Smarty Jones, will not be affected.

Churchill Downs stewards determined that Elliott, who will ride Smarty Jones in the Preakness, was guilty of "falsification, misrepresentation or omission of required information in a license application to the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority."

Elliott, 39, failed to reveal he had pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in New Jersey in 2001.

He was ordered to file an amended application to the authority. After filing the application and paying the fine, he will be eligible to ride again in Kentucky, according to the ruling.

Elliott also failed to disclose the guilty plea on his Maryland application. The Pimlico stewards ordered him to file an amended application, but they imposed no fine or penalty.

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