The New Belmont Park Could Become the Country’s Deadliest Track for Horses
Dozens of horses die at the Long Island track each year. Governor Hochul — and now the state legislature — want to give it a state-funded renovation.
Sam Mellins · March 14, 2023
A horse at Belmont Park on Long Island. | Wally Gobetz
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Sam Mellins is senior reporter at New York Focus, which he has been a part of since launch day. His reporting has also appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Intercept, THE CITY, and The Nation.
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