Legal Issues

British man sent to prison over jockey deaths

Peter Brown, a 37-year-old laborer from North Yorkshire, England, was sentenced Friday to seven and a half years in prison for setting a fire that resulted in the deaths of two young jockeys. Brown started the blaze in September, 2009 after he was refused entry to a party.  The fire spread through the block, killing […]

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New Jersey sues horse rescue group over fraud

The New Jersey attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit against NJ Horse Angels, an Internet-based horse rescue group that claimed to raise money for saving horses from being sent to slaughter. The lawsuit contends the couple running the charity skimmed more than a third of the money raised and spent it on shopping, gambling […]

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Owner, trainer sue Pennsylvania racing commission over ejections

Owner Michael Gill and trainer Anthony Adamo have filed a lawsuit against the Pennslvania Horse Racing Commission over their ejection from the Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in February.

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Those of you who have Sirius/XM satellite radio and look forward to your daily serving of Steve Byk at the Races may have been confused and/or upset when the weekday radio show was not running yesterday at its usual 4-7 p.m EDT time slot. You’ll be happy to find out that the show was not […]

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By Ray Paulick It’s a common belief that the court system gives a racetrack owner private property rights to exclude anyone it chooses from its premises. That doesn’t seem to be the case, however, particularly when the individual being excluded holds a state license to practice his profession on racetrack grounds. Just last […]

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