Horse Racing Commission to reorganize

Friday, July 21st 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- The Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission has approved a reorganization plan that calls for eliminating four positions and adding three new employees. The move comes in response to allegations of staff wrong doing.

Those allegations came from the Oklahoma Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association. The organization's president told the state Department of Agriculture late last year that horses stabled or racing at Blue Ribbons Downs in Sallisaw weren't getting all the required testing.

The reorganization calls for one secretary, the assistant registrar of the Oklahoma-bred program and two of the five investigators from the O-H-R-C's law enforcement branch to be let go. Those employees will be replaced by a deputy director, a chief steward, and a staff assistant.