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'Luck' Hasn't Changed for Race Horses in Queens, NY

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HBO may have canceled “Luck” due to the bad publicity surrounding the deaths of three horses used on the show. But sadly, the day to day dangers facing real race horses continues. Only, when they die, there is very little publicity.

Take for example Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, NY. Huffington Post is reporting that over the past two and a half months, since a new indoor track opened, 16 horses have perished. Apparently, the dirt used in the track has been flagged as not being safe for horses. Governor Cuomo has stepped in and asked the New York Racing Association (NYRA) for an independent investigation into the deaths.

He wrote to the Aqueduct about the proposed investigation, “The scope of the review should include existing policies on disclosures, necropsies, track conditions and pre-race examination of horses…The rules on claiming, veterinary procedures, and drug use must be examined to determine what we can do to promote equine safety.

“Everyone understands that horse racing poses risks but that cannot be an excuse for our inaction. The status quo in all aspects of horse racing is not working, and we need to develop procedures now that work for the horses, riders and the racing public in New York.”

The NYRA told the Daily News that they will comply with Cuomo’s recommendations.

Racing is a dangerous business and horses are injured, sometimes fatally, all the time. We hope that the bad press surrounding “Luck” goes further than just shutting down the show.

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