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Horse deaths have officials concerned

3 thoroughbreds died within 5 days at Saratoga

Trainer Chad Brown, right, walks off the track with Startup Nation after the horse won Grade II With Anticipation stakes at Saratoga Race Course on Thursday.
Trainer Chad Brown, right, walks off the track with Startup Nation after the horse won Grade II With Anticipation stakes at Saratoga Race Course on Thursday.
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A rash of equine fatalities on Saratoga Race Course grounds over a recent five-day period has prompted state racing officials to look closer at the deaths and consider some new safety steps to go with measures already being developed. From Aug. 21-25, three horses died as a result of injuries while racing, including the grisly scene on Travers Day last Saturday when 2-year-old colt Ludicrous broke down in front of a crowd of over 46,000. ...


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wmarincic
August 30, 2014
11:18 p.m.

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Animal cruelty. Ban it. Wait, NY is the house that's sucking in all of the gambling revenue. It's kind of like cigarettes. It doesn't matter who or how many die as long as the state can profit from it.

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