Horse racing chronicler Ray Paulick of the Paulick Report today highlights a petition to have Star Plus retired, truly retired.
Paulick posts the following:
A group of people “who care about Star Plus” has started an online petition to have the horse retired. This petition was not launched by the Paulick Report but was created in response to the Paulick Report’s recent story about Star Plus, a nine-year-old horse that has lost his last four races by a total of 123 lengths. Star Plus is racing despite efforts by his previous owner, Earle I. Mack, to ensure that the horse was permanently retired following his sale to an owner who indicated Star Plus was needed for a small breeding operation.
But Star Plus has since been racing in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The petition is directed at Jon Amores, Executive Director of the West Virginia Racing Commission, Corinne Sweeney, chairman of the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission and George Iacovacci, the current trainer/owner of Star Plus.
Update: I just read, signed and commented. Will you join me? Thank you. ~ Vivian