The criminal activities linked to illegal horse racing continue, despite the intervention of the Police (at the end of April, another race was intercepted by the Carabinieri).
This time the race was taking place at Parco della Favorita in Palermo where, besides the two horses with their sulky, there was a whole host of people - at least 100 - with motorbikes and cars, in line with the worst tradition.
Upon the arrival of the Police, they tried to make the jockeys run away with the horses but the police, whom we applaud, managed to stop one of them immediately and track down the other immediately afterwards.
The two horses were seized and entrusted to an equestrian centre.
Three people (the two alleged owners of the horses and a 21-year-old boy who was helping one of them to escape) were charged without arrest for criminal conspiracy to mistreat and abandon animals.
Palagonia (Catania): horse dies on illegal racetrack (6 July 2020)
Palermo, via Ernesto basile - illegal horse racing (5 May 2020)
Trapani, a horse shot in the head and abandoned on the road (February 2020)
Palermo, orrore: cavallo legato e ucciso trovato sul ciglio della strada (aprile 2019)
Palermo, viale Regione: cavallo morto abbandonato per strada (luglio 2015)
Ficarazzi (PA): cavallo morto sulla spiaggia (febbraio 2015)
Palermo, via Basile: cavallo morto, è figlio di Varenne (settembre 2012)