Sacked Belmont worker responsible for death of 2yo filly is punished

Ramzan Antooa, former backstretch employee at Belmont Park, will spend several weekends in jail after authorities said he retaliated for his firing by letting a 2yo filly racehorse out of her stall last summer who then spooked and suffered a fatal fall. Antooa was spotted at approximately 7:45 p.m. by Belmont's security personnel releasing the… Continue reading Sacked Belmont worker responsible for death of 2yo filly is punished

Long Island man who stole horse drugs to sell at racetrack is indicted

Belmont Stakes. Belmont Park. ©2014 Eclipse Sportswire.

THE NEW YORK POST (by Tamar Lapin) He got knocked off his high horse. Federal authorities on Thursday reined in a Long Island pharmaceutical company employee who allegedly swiped hundreds of thousands of dollars in horse drugs from his work — and then sold them directly to veterinarians and trainers. Gregory Settino, 58, was arrested… Continue reading Long Island man who stole horse drugs to sell at racetrack is indicted