Tom Precious also writes for The Blood-Horse, sister magazine to The Horse.
Articles by Tom Precious
March 29, 2013
One percent of purse enhancements from New York's VLT program will fund new equine safety initiatives. Read More
March 14, 2013
Rudy Rodriguez was suspended and fined after flunixin was found in his horses at two races last year. Read More
January 23, 2013
Cuomo wants to "redirect" $1.5 to $2 million per year for equine safety programs at the state's racetracks. Read More
December 12, 2012
Racing regulators amended rules on the use of clenbuterol and methylprednisolone acetate in Thoroughbreds. Read More
November 29, 2012
Regulators could ban horses from racing or breezing for at least 10 days after shock wave therapy treatments. Read More
October 12, 2012
Officials imposed the first round of rules intended to make it safer for racehorses on Oct. 11. Read More
October 11, 2012
Officials will implement new rules recommended by a task force report to improve equine safety. Read More
September 18, 2012
The lawsuit alleges a host of complaints, including that horses were mistreated under the group's care. Read More
August 08, 2012
The treatment and drug records of horses running in the Travers Stakes will be updated daily online. Read More
May 24, 2012
In state court filings Schneiderman accused the foundation of a pattern of equine abuse stretching nationwide. Read More
May 04, 2012
The complaint alleges that for years the TRF took in far more horses than it could afford to support. Read More
March 29, 2012
The database will include information about racehorse deaths, injuries, and incidents in New York. Read More
March 01, 2012
New York is returning to a standard banning the use of Bute in horses in the 48 hours leading up to a race. Read More
January 26, 2012
The trainer allegedly harassed a veterinarian and her assistant following a drug test on a horse last March. Read More
October 17, 2011
A judge granted the trainer a 30-day stay of action after officials suspended his license for 10 years. Read More
October 13, 2011
Regulators cite a pattern of rules violations--including numerous equine drug infractions--in revocation. Read More
October 07, 2011
Dutrow is expected to find out if he will be allowed to train again after alleged equine drug infractions. Read More
August 08, 2009
State racing regulators in New York, seeking additional and timely information about medications given to racehorses, are eyeing a major crackdown on recordkeeping practices of Thoroughbred owners and trainers.
In what one official Read More
August 07, 2009
Thoroughbred breeder Ernest Paragallo, whose farm in upstate New York became the center of allegations over animal neglect claims, was indicted today by a grand jury on 35 counts of animal cruelty.
The indictment, stemming from an April Read More
April 11, 2009
New York Thoroughbred breeder Ernie Paragallo was charged with 22 counts of cruelty to animals, the chief prosecutor in the case told The Horse's sister publication The Blood-Horse April 10.
"The animals were clearly neglected," Read More
April 09, 2009
Investigators say they found serious violations of animal cruelty laws involving at least 40 Thoroughbred horses at the New York farm owned by Ernie Paragallo following a raid April 8 by State Police and animal protection agency officials. Read More
April 08, 2009
State regulators in New York have begun an investigation into undernourished mares that were given away by Thoroughbred owner and breeder Ernie Paragallo.
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board will examine the circumstances under Read More
December 19, 2008
New York racing regulators have approved a final set of rules restricting the use of anabolic steroids in horse racing, effective Jan. 1, 2009. New York officials said the rules send a strong message to those hoping to use illegal Read More
October 15, 2008
New York is joining other states in cracking down on steroid use in horse racing, state regulators announced Oct. 14.
"For the sake of the betting public, we want to do everything in our power to ensure that racing runs on a level playing Read More
July 08, 2008
New York state officials will be holding a session with racing industry officials to consider the installation of synthetic surfaces at the state's racetracks.
The July 29 forum in Saratoga Springs will feature commentary by jockeys, Read More