Report: Kentucky Officials to Review Asmussen Report Thursday

by | 01.13.2015 | 3:29pm
Trainer Steve Asmussen and assistant Scott Blasi at Pimlico

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission officials expect to have the results of a months-long investigation into trainer Steve Asmussen this week, according to a Daily Racing Form report. The investigation launched in March 2014 after People for Ethical Treatment of Animals released a 9.5-minute video showing what PETA claimed was evidence of numerous rules violations and mistreatment of horses.

The commission will review the results of its investigation in a closed-door session on Thursday and will release the findings publicly after the review. The commission will also publicly vote on any actions related to the findings after the private review.

The 9.5-minute video was taken from what PETA claims was hours of secretly-recorded audio and video tapes taken in the Asmussen stables in Kentucky and New York. Partial transcripts of of recorded conversations were turned in by PETA with complaints filed with the IRS, Citizenship and Immigration Services, and the U.S. Attorney, state racing and gaming commissions in Kentucky and New York, along with the Kentucky and New York labor departments.

New York's investigation continues.

CORRECTION: The original version of this article reportedly incorrectly that PETA provided hours of video tape to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. It did not.

Read more at the Daily Racing Form


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