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Co-owner Iavarone: Patience with trainer Dutrow growing thin

Updated: June 30, 2008, 6:16 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Mike Iavarone, the co-owner of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Big Brown, told ESPN's Jeannine Edwards on Monday that his patience with his somewhat flippant trainer, Rick Dutrow, is growing thin.

Citing Dutrow's handling of last Wednesday's revelation of a drug overage in one of his horses, and then Dutrow's news conference on Friday when he was quoted as saying what Iavarone felt were "some offensive things," Iavarone told Edwards the trainer is now "on a short leash."

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