At Belmont yesterday, Big Luther “sustained open fractures” (broke the skin, that is) while training and, of course, is dead. He was three years old and coming off his first race (last, 32 lengths back, by the way). Sound familiar? It should, for this is pretty much the same thing I wrote yesterday. So, I’ll repeat myself further.
New York is a racino state, meaning that 80% of horseracing – all seven harness tracks and Aqueduct and Finger Lakes – would disappear virtually overnight without the corporate welfare gushing in from slot machines – money that should be going back to the state for education. Please consider contacting the below. Tell them to support schoolchildren, not animal killers.
Governor Cuomo: 518-474-8390; contact form; twitter
Senate Majority Leader Cousins: 518-455-2715; email; twitter
Senate Minority Leader Ortt: 518-455-2024; email
Assembly Speaker Heastie: 518-455-3791; email; twitter
Assembly Minority Leader Barclay: 518-455-3751; email; twitter
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