Protesters call for end to horse racing

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SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Protesters gathered outside the Saratoga Race Course Saturday, calling for an end to horse racing-- nationwide.

The protest was organized by Horseracing Wrongs, a group dedicated to educating the public about racing injuries and deaths. They said they offer literature if people are interested.

A spokesperson for the New York Racing Association sent a statement saying in part that NYRA is committed to the highest standards of safety for equine and human athletes.

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