Karen M. Johnson

NYRA Schedules Second Hearing Over Detention Barn Breach

The New York Racing Association has scheduled another hearing June 24 to investigate trainer Jeff Mullins' actions in the Aqueduct detention barn April 4.

An enhanced version of NYRA's Barn Area Violations Panel already held one hearing in the Mullins matter on May 14, and adjourned the proceedings to June 24 without taking any action against the ...

Daughters of Man Accused of Cruelty Relinquish Licenses

Kristen and Jennifer Paragallo, the daughters of Ernie Paragallo who faces 22 counts of animal cruelty, have relinquished their owners' licenses.

"The surrendering of the two licenses from (Paragallo's) daughters came during our suitability review," said Joe Mahoney, a spokesperson for the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, on June 10. "Tha...

Trainers Weigh in on Racehorse Shoe Regulations

Some leading New York trainers said a ban on toe grabs on racehorses' shoes will help level the playing field, but they're not all convinced the shoes are responsible for catastrophic injuries.

The New York Racing Association in early August said it would ban the use of toe grabs with a height greater than two millimeters (.07874 inches) on front hor...

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