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US Trainer Paragallo Permanently Banned From NY Tracks
In the US, the New York State Racing & Wagering Board "voted unanimously to permanently bar horse owner & breeder Ernie Paragallo from all racetracks in the state," reported bloodhorse.com. Paragallo is serving a 2-year sentence after being convicted on 33 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty following a raid at his Center Brook Farm. Board chairman John Sabini recommended that the board take "the additional step of barring Paragallo from admittance to any racetrack in New York, as an owner, patron, guest or in any capacity".