Posted Friday, March 21st 2014 @ 6pm by 810 & 103.1 WGY
In the aftermath of allegations of abuse and mistreatment of thoroughbred race horses at Saratoga, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, has tabled trainer Steve Asmussen's nomination pending the outcome of the investigation against him.
Asmussen was a first-time nominee on the most recent Hall of Fame ballot.
State regulators will review more than 7 hours of video shot by an undercover PETA investigator.
CLICK HERE to see the PETA video. WARNING: Adult language is used throughout the video.
810 & 103.1 WGY horse racing analyst Mark Cusano says many of PETA's allegations in the past have been unfounded, but he says "this feels different."
Statement from the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame:
Based on pending investigations by the New York State Gaming Commission and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission into allegations made by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and reported by various media outlets, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame has decided it is in the best interests of the institution and the sport of thoroughbred racing in general to table the 2014 Hall of Fame nomination of trainer Steve Asmussen.