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

NY jockey gets reduced penalty in dismount case of fatally injured Tiger Man

T. D. Thornton, reporting for the Thoroughbred Daily News writes: An Aqueduct apprentice jockey who last year was suspended 10 days for allegedly not dismounting from his injured horse in a timely manner had his penalty wiped off the books via appeal by the New York State Gaming Commission (NYSGC) Monday. The case involved jockey… Continue reading NY jockey gets reduced penalty in dismount case of fatally injured Tiger Man

Anti-rodeo activists protest at home of Madison Square Garden President Andrew Lustgarten

n angry neighbor attempts to enter Andrew Lustgarten’s building to complain about the protest against rodeos at MSG.

by DANNY ROSS at Their Turn (theirturn.net) Animal rights activists in New York have staged four protests at the Manhattan home of Madison Square Garden president Andrew Lustgarten, demanding that he cancel a rodeo scheduled for June 2020. The ongoing protests are being organized by Animal Cruelty Exposure Fund (ACEF) and NYCLASS, animal rights organizations… Continue reading Anti-rodeo activists protest at home of Madison Square Garden President Andrew Lustgarten

NYC Mayor failing carriage horses yet again

We don't know about you but we are more than fed up with New York City Mayor deBlasio. DeBlasio initially ran on a ticket that included helping the City's miserably treated carriages horses, then sold the horses out the moment he was elected. He has huffed and puffed about it since then, but in actuality… Continue reading NYC Mayor failing carriage horses yet again

Too hot to trot and more

(CARRIAGE HORSES) The carriage horse industry is a cruel and insidious business resulting in long term abuse, injury and even death to the horses used. Carriage horse workers routinely claim they need no rules because they can self rule, that their horses are treated right, or that agreed on protective measures are already in place… Continue reading Too hot to trot and more

New York State lawmakers interested in tracking retired racehorses

HORSE RACING (via the Blood-Horse online). By Tom Precious, October 26, 2017. An effort to mandate the tracking of retired racehorses in New York has now picked up support in both houses of the state Legislature. Sen. Joseph Addabbo, a Queens Democrat who represents Aqueduct Racetrack, recently introduced a measure to create a seven-member Commission… Continue reading New York State lawmakers interested in tracking retired racehorses