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Asmussen Fined $10,000; New York Commission Finds Four Violations From PETA Video

Over a year and a half after the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals released a controversial video accusing top trainer Steve Asmussen and his employees of mistreating horses, the New York State Gaming Commission released a report on the incident on Monday afternoon. Of 14 alleged violations the animal rights group detailed in three […]

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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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Report: New York Completes PETA Investigation

At a New York Gaming Commission meeting on Monday, equine medical director Dr. Scott Palmer revealed that New York officials have completed their investigation into accusations of rules violations by trainer Steve Asmussen. Palmer said that commission officials had examined eight hours of videotape and hundreds of pages of notes provided by PETA, which made […]

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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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Scott Blasi, Central Figure in PETA Video, Returns to Work for Asmussen

Scott Blasi, the assistant trainer who was fired from Steve Asmussen’s barn following an undercover PETA video, returned to work for Asmussen Tuesday, the Daily Racing Form’s David Grening reported. Blasi was let go in March after the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a nine-minute video compiled from footage shot by a PETA employee […]

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Asmussen to Phipps: Call Me

The following comments come from Clark Brewster, a horse owner and attorney for Steve Asmussen, who is under investigation in three states after complaints were filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which conducted an undercover investigation of the Eclipse Award-winning trainer’s operation in Kentucky and New York in 2013. Hours earlier, Ogden […]

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