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New York: Results Of Asmussen Investigation To Be Released Monday

New York regulators are set to finally release the long-awaited report examining allegations made by an animal rights group about horses under the care of trainer Steve Asmussen. The Blood-Horse reports that the New York State Gaming Commission will release the results of the investigation to the public on Nov. 23. The report will address the allegations […]

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New York: Results Of Asmussen Investigation Delayed By Gaming Commission

The long-awaited report by the New York Gaming Commission of their investigation into the care of horses trained by Steve Asmussen has been delayed. The Blood-Horse reports that the commission announced Wednesday that they decided to pull the results of the investigation from its board meeting, which is scheduled for Sept. 24. “It’s not ready,” agency spokesman […]

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Defending An Industry That Won’t Defend Itself

I’m tired. There is this feeling of worthlessness that enters my body every time I sign on to the Internet, every time that I click open on the comments section of one of my blogs, every time I go home to Meadville, Pa., and I’m barraged by questions about the industry that I love so […]

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Asmussen Sued By U.S. Department Of Labor

For the second time in three years, trainer Steve Asmussen has been sued by the United States Department of Labor for allegedly failing to adhere to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, namely not paying overtime to hot walkers and grooms who compiled more than 40 hours of work per week at his Churchill Downs […]

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Report: Blasi Approved for Kentucky Racing License

In a meeting held Jan. 28, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved the request of Scott Blasi to be licensed as an assistant trainer in the state. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, the KHRC License Review Committee unanimously approved Blasi’s request. Blasi, a longtime assistant to trainer Steve Asmussen, did not work in […]

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Chapa Summarily Suspended in Texas, Pending Investigation

Jockey Roman Chapa, whose career has been interrupted twice for carrying an illegal device used to stimulate horses, has been summarily suspended by Texas Racing Commission stewards investigating his ride aboard Quiet Acceleration, winner of the $50,000 Richard King Stakes on Saturday night at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston. A photograph of the finish – taken […]

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Kentucky Commission Will Take No Action Against Asmussen

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission will take no action against trainer Steve Asmussen or his assistant Scott Blasi based on accusations made by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, according to a report released Thursday. The report concluded a months-long investigation prompted by an undercover video released by PETA in March 2014, which PETA […]

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Report: Kentucky Officials to Review Asmussen Report Thursday

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 […]

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Rees: ‘Let Voters Decide’ if Asmussen Worthy of Hall of Fame

Earlier this week it was announced that trainer Steve Asmussen’s name would not be on the ballot for voting for the 2015 Hall of Fame. This is the second year that a possible nomination for Asmussen was tabled; his name was pulled from the ballot last year after an investigation was launched following a video […]

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Report: Asmussen Not on 2015 Hall of Fame Ballot

Trainer Steve Asmussen’s name will not be on the ballot for this year’s Hall of Fame, pending the outcome of investigations by racing authorities in Kentucky and New York, according to the Daily Racing Form. Asmussen was on the original final ballot in 2014, but had his status “tabled” after an investigation was launched following […]

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