Stronach Group bans embattled trainer Amber Cobb from its racetracks

Embattled trainer Amber Cobb, already suspended by the Delaware Racing Commission for her mistreatment of a filly in her barn, has been banned from training and racing at the five racetracks owned by the Stronach Group and 1/ST Racing.

The Stronach Group and 1/ST Racing issued a statement this week regarding Amber Cobb on Friday:

“In August, 1/ST RACING reviewed the video of the abhorrent conduct of Amber Cobb as presented to the Delaware Stewards and we immediately elected to permanently ban her from training and racing at our facilities. Cobb’s actions are completely reprehensible and are totally out of line with 1/ST’s commitment to safety, integrity, and accountability. 1/ST RACING believes that the care and safety of horses is the duty of all industry stakeholders. Individuals who abuse horses have no place in racing and certainly have no place at any 1/ST RACING venue.”

The five racetracks owned by the Stronach Group include Golden Gate Fields in San Francisco, Calif., Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., Laurel Park in Laurel, Md., and Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md.

Featured Image: Belinda Stronach, president of the Stronach Group. By Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post

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5 thoughts on “Stronach Group bans embattled trainer Amber Cobb from its racetracks”

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for cutting away the cancer that threatened the mental and physical lives of every single horse she would have continued to abuse. Thank you for doing the right thing.

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  2. AMBER COBB IS NOTHING MORE THAN A PSYCHOPATHIC, BARBARIC MORON!!!! SHE SHOULD BE BANNED FROM EVERY STABLE AND RACE TRACK IN THE STATES AND ANY WHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD!!! SHE SOUNDED LIKE A BANSHEE SHOUTING AND HITTING THE POOR FRIGHTENED HORSE WHILE IT WAS TETHERED TO THE WALL!!! WHAT A SHAME THE HORSE DIDNT GIVE HER ONE BIG KICK!!
    SHE MUST BANNED FROM WORKING OR CLOSE CONTACT WITH ANY ANIMAL FOR LIFE!!!!!
    WHY DIDNT SOMEONE STOP HER?

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    1. Yes indeed Kathleen. Why didn’t someone stop her? Answer? Scared of her is our guess. She might have turned the whip on them. Cobb was clearly unhinged.

      It appears to us that Cobb may have mental health problems. Perhaps she is just simply cruel. In either case Cobb should not be able to hold a job that involves horses or any other animal. The Judge should also have called for a psychiatric evaluation. If it had been a cat or dog given a whipping like that they would have done more. But it was a horse.

      Perhaps Judges and those of their ilk think the bulk, the sheer size of a horse protects them from abuse. We have seen this attitude 1000s of times over the years. And of course we all know that this just isn’t so. Horses are flight animals. When threatened they will try to break free and flee; they run from danger. —TH

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