The New York Post fired three horse racing reporters June 7, one day before the $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I), and will no longer have staff cover the sport.
Writer Ed Fountaine, along with handicappers John DaSilva and Anthony Affrunti, were let go immediately. They were informed that the paper, one of New York's three major metropolitan dailies, will have no staff coverage of the Belmont Stakes.
Fountaine, 60, was a Post employee for 15 years and formerly worked for Daily Racing Form.