When the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission reduced a two-year suspension to just 60 days for trainer Amber Cobb, who was found by Delaware Park’s board of stewards to have “demonstrated cruelty to a horse in her care,” the Paulick Report was besieged with messages of outrage and disgust from a wide array of people in Thoroughbred racing.
“I feel so sick,” one trainer commented after watching the video that accompanied Paulick Report editor-in-chief Natalie Voss’ story on the appeals hearing that led to the reduction of Cobb’s suspension. “That girl should never, ever be allowed near another horse. … I can’t remember watching a video I was more shocked at seeing ever in my life.”
Contact the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission and demand they immediately revoke the training license of Amber Cobb for beating and terrorizing a racehorse. Simply suspending Cobb will not do — the time period which has now been reduced. Cobb must be removed from horse racing and barred from having any employment which brings her into contact with horses.
Delaware Code Title 11. Crimes and Criminal Procedure § 1325. Cruelty to animals; class A misdemeanor; class F felony. See https://codes.findlaw.com/de/title-11-crimes-and-criminal-procedure/de-code-sect-11-1325.html.
Sarah A. Crane
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