Bloomberg Law
Jan. 9, 2023, 2:34 PM

Justices Steer Clear of Antitrust Fight Between Jockeys, Track

Mike Leonard
Mike Leonard
Legal Reporter

The US Supreme Court declined Monday to consider reinstating a $1.2 million damages award against a group of Puerto Rican jockeys who engineered a three-day strike at the island’s only racetrack in 2016.

The justices said they won’t review a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, which overturned a ruling in favor of the track owner, Camarero Racetrack Corp., and an affiliated horseracing association, the Confederación Hípica de Puerto Rico Inc.

The First Circuit held in April that the strike by the jockey group, the Confederación de Jinetes Puertorriqueños Inc., was covered by an exemption ...