Paragallo Sentence Upheld; Also Banned from NY Tracks

Posted Friday at 8:17pm

Apr 1

On Thursday, March 31st, 2011, Ernie Paragallo lost his appeal of sentencing for two years in prison upon conviction on 33 counts of animal cruelty.  In a separate move, the NYS Racing and Wagering Board voted the same day to permanently ban Paragallo from all racetracks in the state of New York.   The Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA and the New York State Police raided and seized 177 starved and neglected horses on Paragallo’s Center Brook Farm in Coxsackie in April of 2009 .

Click on the links below for more detail:

Paragallo Loses Appeal of Animal Cruelty Conviction (NY Times)

Paragallo Permanently Banned from NY Tracks (

Paragallo appeal fails, two-year jail sentence upheld (Daily Mail)

Disgraced horse breeder Paragallo loses appeal (Times Union)