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Updated: 1/29/2009 - 4:17 AM



More trouble for horseman
NYC man says 'horse abuser' sold his thoroughbred
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Salvatore Gandolfo
Alleged horse abuser Salvatore Gandolfo might again be trotting off to jail.

Mr. Gandolfo, who was arrested in late September after five emaciated horses he owned were seized from a Central Islip compound, is now being investigated for selling a winning racehorse out from under a New York City man, officials said.

He had originally sold the 6-year-old thoroughbred gelding, named Constantine, to Robert Ludner of the Upper East Side for $11,500 in August, with the agreement that Mr. Gandolfo and his son, Sal Jr., would train and care for the horse, according to a complaint filed with Riverhead police.

On Sept. 18, however, the two Gandolfos allegedly sold the horse for $21,500 to a Smithtown farm -- without Mr. Ludner's permission, the complaint reads.

No charges have been filed.

"My client is quite possibly the most sympathetic man in the world," said Robert Ibraham, Mr. Ludner's attorney. "He's the salt of the earth. He doesn't want to see anybody go to jail, but he doesn't want to be taken advantage of."

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'[My client] doesn't want to see anybody go to jail, but he doesn't want to be taken advantage of." ¬­¬­-- Robert Ibraham
Some 10 days after the horse was sold, Mr. Gandolfo was arrested on animal abuse charges in relation to the sickly horses in Central Islip, later dubbed the "Central Islip Five."

He was released from jail after posting a $20,000 bond.

Mr. Gandolfo, known in the local horse community as a horse trainer, gave his occupation as "mason" on court documents filed in September. His wife and son are listed as contacts at Windy Meadow Horse Farm in Calverton.

Calls and e-mail messages to Windy Meadow went unreturned, as did calls to Mr. Gandolfo's lawyer in the Central Islip case.

"We were actively trying to sell the horse because it had just won a series of races," Mr. Ibraham said. "But the final purchase price had not been approved, nor had the final buyer.

"And my client never saw any of the money."

mwhite@timesreview.com

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