Cross-posted from the New York Post
SARATOGA SPRINGS — The long-awaited report on the 20 racing-related horse deaths that occurred over Aqueduct’s inner dirt track last winter will be released Tuesday, Aug. 21, The Post has learned.
The New York Task Force on Racehorse Health and Safety was formed March 22 in response to a letter sent from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office to the New York Racing Association expressing concern over the rash of fatal breakdowns, which totaled more than twice the national average per 1,000 starts.
Cuomo directed NYRA not only to establish the independent investigation, but also to pay for it using funds NYRA receives from the Resorts World New York Casino at Aqueduct. Read more >>