Organizations say horse racing should be banned in New York

It’s a popular sport to watch whether it’s at the Kentucky Derby or in the Capital Region during the summer time. But, some organizations say horse racing should be banned in New York.

Reducing racehorse fatalities is just one issue discussed at a legislative hearing on the welfare of the animals in the state.

“We want to hear about how they’re safeguarded during the racing season, on race day and then when they retire.” Daphne Jordan, Senator.

Equine Medical Director Scott Palmer says the state doesn’t regulate training the way that racing is regulated.

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