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STING ATTEMPT IS A LOSER, BUT FBI STILL WINS AT THE TRACK

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A racehorse bought by the FBI for a sting operation uncovered no evidence of race-fixing - but it did the bureau proud.

"I can say he won at least one race and placed in about half of his races," agent Dale Anderson said. "The FBI did quite well with him. The bureau made enough money to offset the costs of upkeep" - about $1,000 a month.The FBI bought what it thought was a slow horse in the hope it would become involved in a race-fixing scheme at Finger Lakes Race Track.

The FBI bought the horse for less than $5,000 and ran it at the track to help an agent get close to the people targeted in the investigation. The agent posed as a shady, high-rolling trainer and horse owner, Anderson said.

Now sold to a private owner and still racing, the FBI horse has put its law enforcement career behind it. The horse's name and age were withheld to protect those involved with the case.

"We wish him well. He served as a real good representative of the bureau," Anderson said.