|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."