Thoroughbred Racing Reform: Travers Stakes Entrants Face Heightened Scrutiny at Saratoga | New York Times | The Jurga Report: Horse Health, Welfare, and Care |

"The hard-line stance comes in the wake of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s taking control of horse racing in New York in the hopes of overhauling a scandal-plagued industry.

"New York authorities have ordered that all horses racing in the Travers Stakes on Aug. 25 be placed under 24-hour surveillance, and their trainers will have to document each medical treatment a horse receives in the 72 hours before the race.

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