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Extra checks in place for next Aqueduct stakes race

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State officials announced the stables participating in Aqueduct's Wood Memorial Grade 1 Stakes race next week will face markedly increased scrutiny by regulators, following a scathing report into thoroughbred abuse by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Officials with the state Gaming Commission and New York Racing Association said horses competing for the $1 million purse will be subject to out-of-competition blood testing for banned substances, be required to be on grounds three days ...

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