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Aqueduct report on racehorse deaths to be issued Aug. 21

Cross-posted from the New York Post

Resorts World Casino Aqueduct. Image World Casino Networks.
Resorts World racino at Aqueduct tops in nation in slot machine revenue generating $57.5 million during May. Proceeds from racing’s cut of the action is paying for the Cuomo ordered look into racehorse deaths at the track. Image World Casino Networks. (click to enlarge)

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 >>

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