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Tim Sullivan Wins First Media Eclipse Award For Hub Johnson Story

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that Tim Sullivan has won the 2015 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the News/Enterprise category for “Family, PETA at odds after Horseman’s Death,” an investigative report into the circumstances surrounding the suicide of Hub Johnson, an assistant […]

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Brewster: Asmussen ‘Cruelly And Unjustifiably Defamed’

It’s time to move on. Finally. Twenty months have passed since People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a sensational hidden-camera video that purported to portray Eclipse Award-winning trainer Steve Asmussen’s stable as a callous operation that treated horses as commodities, indiscriminately gave them drugs, and relied on a foul-mouthed assistant who appeared to […]

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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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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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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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Array of Prominent Owners, Trainers Pledge to Make Veterinary Records Public

A large and growing number of prominent Thoroughbred owners and trainers have voluntarily pledged to make available to the public veterinary records of their horses competing in graded stakes races in the United States and Canada, The Jockey Club announced today. Such records will cover the 14-day period preceding and including the day of each […]

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Buzzer Use Troubling Element of PETA Allegations

Much has been written in the seven days since the New York Times published its article on PETA’s four-month undercover investigation of trainer Steve Asmussen’s stable. The investigation brought forth state and federal complaints alleging animal cruelty against Asmussen and his chief assistant, Scott Blasi. The investigation also brought up allegations of a leading jockey […]

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