NZ trainer busted for tubing and administering the deadly drug formalin

Sam Sherwood, reporting for STUFF, writes: Details of a secret sting that caught disgraced harness racing trainer Jesse Alford injecting two horses with a prohibited substance have emerged at a hearing where integrity officials called for him to be banned from the sport for nine years. On February 25 they caught him red-handed as he injected two… Continue reading NZ trainer busted for tubing and administering the deadly drug formalin

Cave artists put horses on a pedestal

Rhys Blakely, Science Correspondent for the TIMES of London, writes: For 20,000 years Europe’s Stone Age artists focused on a particular menagerie. Using secluded caves as their canvas, they painted bison, mammoths, ibex, and wild ox. During all that time, however, one species occupied a special place in their thoughts — the horse. New research… Continue reading Cave artists put horses on a pedestal

Is ending horse racing within our power?

Racehorse in red hood. The Horse magazine online.

In an article entitled "My Turn: It's not all mint juleps and fancy hats", for the May 5, 2021 Opinion Column of the Concord Monitor, Emily Murphy writes: Ending horse racing is within our power. Look to greyhound racing for proof of that. Only three states now have greyhound tracks. After a long awareness campaign… Continue reading Is ending horse racing within our power?

Starbucks continues its delicious shift to plant based dairy

Earlier this year, Starbucks announced it is widening the scope of its plant-based options, announcing that the company plans to innovate its food and drink menu to further capitalize on the changing consumer trends towards meatless and dairy-free diets. The coffee chain took massive steps to accommodate plant-based eaters over the last year, but the… Continue reading Starbucks continues its delicious shift to plant based dairy

Should today’s horse racing worry about its digital counterpart?

All you have to do is read Jane Allin's article Gene Doping in the Equine Athlete: The New Normal in the “Art of Cheating”? to see what today's horse racing is the U.S. is all about — doping and cheating. Cheating and doping are of course only two of today's horse racing's multitude of sins.… Continue reading Should today’s horse racing worry about its digital counterpart?

Lawsuits filed against the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act

In an opinion piece for the Louisville Courier-Journal, April 29, 2021, right before the Kentucky Derby, Mitch McConnell and Andy Barr patted themselves generously on the back regarding the passage of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (“Act”), a bi-partisan bill made law on December 27, 2020. The Act establishes the Horseracing Integrity and Safety… Continue reading Lawsuits filed against the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act