The state released a startling report today on the troubles of horse-racing deaths at Aqueduct Race Track in Queens, finding that at least half of the 21 horse deaths between November and March could have been prevented with better oversight.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered the state to enact dozens of reforms to establish equine safety at New York racetracks owned by the New York Racing Association.
“New York is committed to placing the health, safety and welfare of the equine athlete as the top priority of horseracing,” Cuomo said in a statement. “As we bring accountability and responsible business practices to horseracing, these recommendations will be an integral part of a new and improved racing product.”
Here’s the 209-page report.