Whoa Boy!

From the Daily News, Fri Dec 6 1996, p. 14

Spurring Affection

Criminal attorneys who thought they'd heard it all are faxing and refaxing an affadavit given by an Aqueduct Race Track cop the week before last. The officer's sworn statement recounts how he witnessed a 41-year-old groom having relations [emphasis added] with a horse by the name of Saratoga Capers in one of the track's barns.

The officer claims that when he entered the barn, the groom, who was naked, fell off the bucket on which he was standing. A vet has since treated Saratoga Capers. The groom, who has pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexual misconduct, faces one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

An Aqueduct spokesman said there was a similar incident last year involving a horse named Harmony, but that bestiality is an "infrequent occurence" at the track.