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Puerto Rican Jockeys Win Antitrust Appeal Over Racetrack Strike

April 4, 2022, 6:28 PM

A Puerto Rican jockeys union and its members scored a victory Monday against antitrust claims brought by a racetrack and horse racing federation, when a federal appeals court in Boston reversed a ruling that would have forced the jockeys to pay $1.2 million for striking in 2016.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit overturned a decision by Judge Daniel R. Dominguez, who found in 2019 that Confederación de Jinetes Puertorriqueños Inc. organized an unlawful group boycott of Hipódromo Camarero, forcing the cancellation of three races at the island’s only track.

The strike by 37 jockeys ended after ...