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Reed: How Industry Deals With ‘Serial Cheaters’ Will Determine Sport’s Fate

In a column for KY Forward, Billy Reed writes that in the wake of the controversy surrounding trainer Steve Asmussen and his former assistant, Scott Blasi, how the racing industry responds to ‘serial cheaters’ is of utmost importance. “Racing’s response must be plausible, serious, and effective,” writes Reed. “There is no more wiggle room, no […]

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Asmussen Developments: Blasi ‘Relieved’ of Duties, Winchell 3-Year-Olds to Stay Put

Steve Asmussen confirmed to the Daily Racing Form’s David Grening that long-time assistant trainer Scott Blasi “has been relieved of his reponsibilities.” Blasi, who had worked for Asmussen for 18 years, had been based at the Fair Grounds where Asmussen is the leading trainer with 57 wins through Friday. Ron Winchell’s racing manager, David Fiske, told […]

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Moss: PETA ‘Not a Group That Even I Would Work For’

Thoroughbred owner and Iowa-based attorney Maggi Moss weighed in on the PETA video, an organization that she worked for briefly as a young lawyer. In an interview with the Courier Journal’s Jennie Rees, Moss said that her one-time employer “was so off the wall, so eccentric, so political that I felt they were not a […]

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Fans, Industry Participants Weigh in on PETA Video Findings

An undercover video by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, first reported in the New York Times, prompted a firestorm of responses across social media and Internet forums Thursday.  The video footage, obtained by a PETA operative working in trainer Steve Asmussen’s barn, has led to state and federal complaints against Asmussen and […]

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Industry Reactions to ‘Disturbing’ PETA Video: Three States Launch Investigations

Following are responses from industry organizations contacted by the Paulick Report for comment in the wake of allegations of animal cruelty and other charges by the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals against Eclipse Award-winning trainer Steve Asmussen and his chief assistant, Scott Blasi. The allegations, originally detailed in the New York Times, followed a […]

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NY Times: PETA Files Complaint After Undercover Investigation of Asmussen Stable

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed state and federal complaints against two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Steve Asmussen and his chief assistant, Scott Blasi, alleging animal cruelty, use by a leading jockey of an illegal electrical stimulating device, labor law and immigration violations. The allegations, reported by Joe Drape in the New York […]

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Asmussen to Keep String at Santa Anita

Steve Asmussen will keep a string of horses stabled at Santa Anita throughout the winter months, it was reported in the Daily Racing Form. This will be the fourth year that Asmussen will have horses at Santa Anita. Asmussen told the DRF that as of yet, he hasn’t determined how many horses he’ll send to […]

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