Former Stable Employee Charged After 2-Year-Old Filly Suffers Fatal Injuries

The Daily Racing Form has reported that a former backstretch employee has been arrested and charged with burglary in the third degree and reckless endangerment of property after the death of a 2-year-old Frankel filly named Pasta (FR) at Belmont Park.

Ramzan Antooa, 38, was allegedly seen by security personnel as he let the horse out of her stall at Belmont, resulting in her getting loose on the road outside the barn and falling, suffering fatal injuries.

The New York Racing Association told Thoroughbred Daily News that Antooa had been licensed to work on the backstretch in New York and that his license had been in good standing. That license has since been summarily suspended pending a hearing.

Pasta had been in the barn of Christophe Clement, who told the Form he is working with Nassau County police on the incident and declined further comment.

Antooa was freed without bail after his arraignment last week. He is due back in court Sept. 21.

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