In New York, You No Longer Have To Keep Your Dead Racehorse

The practice just about everywhere is that horses are purchased right before a claiming race, and immediately become the property of their new owner—even if the horse breaks down and dies. This has been causing problems, especially at Aqueduct Racetrack, where the Winter Meet death toll is nearing 20. » 4/05/12 6:10pm 4/05/12 6:10pm