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Bloodhorse: Plan for Retired Racehorses

Posted on December 27, 2011 at 10:15 AM

From Bloodhorse: NY Panel Issues Plan for Retired Racehorses

By Tom LaMarra
Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2011

"A New York task force has recommended a percentage of revenue from video lottery terminals and purse accounts go toward retraining and retirement programs for racehorses in the state.

"The New York State Task Force on Retired Racehorses was created by the state legislature to identify productive uses for retired racehorses and increase the number available for such uses. The task force also was charged with finding “new and innovative methods that can utilize private and public funding sources to place retired racehorses,” according to a report released Dec. 23."

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Harmonay: New York's Racing Industry

Posted on December 24, 2011 at 11:45 AM

New York's racing industry must be responsible for retired racehorse care


Maureen Harmonay reports on a statement just issued by The New York State Task Force on Retired Racehorses:

"Stakeholders in New York’s racing industry—not taxpayers or the betting public—must take responsibility for the humane aftercare of retired racehorses, according to a comprehensive report that has just been issued by The New York State Task Force on Retired Racehorses.

"Specifically, the 12-member Task Force recommends that owners should be prepared “to financially support a transition, retraining and placement program for at least six months at a cost of $400 per month, if not longer.”"

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