Judge nullifies horse trainer Bob Baffert’s NY suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York federal judge on Wednesday [ July 14th] nullified the suspension of horse trainer Bob Baffert, finding that the New York Racing Association acted unconstitutionally by failing to let him adequately respond to claims made against him after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test. In… Continue reading Judge nullifies horse trainer Bob Baffert’s NY suspension

NYRA responds to Baffert lawsuit

Dismissing Bob Baffert's claims of irreparable damage as "entirely speculative," and characterizing the costs to his reputation as self-inflicted, The Jockey Club argued against the Hall of Fame trainer's move to overturn his temporary suspension by the New York Racing Association in an amicus brief filed Wednesday. Bob Baffert was banned at NYRA tracks on May 17, after he acknowledged… Continue reading NYRA responds to Baffert lawsuit

Jockey Club weighs in on Baffert vs NYRA

Attorney Susan Phillips Read has filed a request on behalf of The Jockey Club to provide an amicus brief in the civil lawsuit filed by trainer Bob Baffert against the New York Racing Association, reports BloodHorse.com. An amicus brief is provided by a person or entity who is not a party to a case who assists… Continue reading Jockey Club weighs in on Baffert vs NYRA

Activists sue BLM for selling wild horses to ‘kill buyers’

REUTERS (16 June 2021) — An animal advocacy group has accused the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Denver federal court of running a wild-horse adoption program that fails to prevent their resale to slaughter facilities that process them for meat, in violation of prohibitions by Congress and of federal law. In a complaint filed on Monday,… Continue reading Activists sue BLM for selling wild horses to ‘kill buyers’

Bob’s burning bucks on yet another lawsuit; this time the NYRA

We have lost track of the lawsuits Baffert has been filing since Medina Spirit's tossed out Kentucky Derby win. But this is likely his latest. Sigh. The following comes via The Spun via TMZ Sports. "As two-time Triple Crown winning trainer Bob Baffert continues to deal with the fallout of Medina Spirit’s failed drug test, he’s now filing a… Continue reading Bob’s burning bucks on yet another lawsuit; this time the NYRA

Calendar rule moves bills with 290 cosponsors past Comittee

THE HOUSE Did you know H.R.6 of the 116th Congress (2019-2020) provides for: creating a Consensus Calendar, which provides an alternative path to a floor vote for measures with 290 or more cosponsors If you saw our post "Died in Committee" back in May you see just how momentous for us the Consensus Calendar is.… Continue reading Calendar rule moves bills with 290 cosponsors past Comittee

Equine groups sue BLM over planned sterilization project of wild mares

(CNN, By Ellie Kaufman, Sept 25, 2018) — Nonprofit organizations are taking to the courts to try to stop an Interior Department project that would sterilize up to 100 wild female horses in Oregon through a procedure the groups deem "dangerous" and "inhumane." Front Range Equine Rescue, a nonprofit organization that works to stop cruelty… Continue reading Equine groups sue BLM over planned sterilization project of wild mares

The Cloud Foundation Wins Reprieve for Pryor Wild Horses

The Temporary Restraining Order was granted. See Press Release below. There is a further hearing set for September 28th in Billings, Montana. Learn more at The Cloud Foundation. THE CLOUD FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE Temporary Retraining Order prevents September 2 Trapping and Removal COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Susan P. Watters, United States District Judge, has ruled… Continue reading The Cloud Foundation Wins Reprieve for Pryor Wild Horses

Advocates defeat Appeal to round up wild horses in Nevada and send them to slaughter

Wild Horses Nevada. Andy Barron / AP Photo.

RENO, Nev. — Wild horse advocates in Nevada scored a victory Monday in an ongoing legal battle with rural interests they say want to round up federally protected mustangs across the West and sell them for slaughter. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco denied an appeal by the Nevada Association of… Continue reading Advocates defeat Appeal to round up wild horses in Nevada and send them to slaughter

Governor joins lawmakers in betraying Kentucky’s horses by tagging them as livestock

FRANKFORT, KY — On March 27, 2017, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed SB 139 into law. Previous to SB 139 becoming law, Kentucky horses were categorized as domestic animals and had the protections that go with it. Not that animal protection is a high priority in Kentucky. Kentucky is in the bottom five of the country in… Continue reading Governor joins lawmakers in betraying Kentucky’s horses by tagging them as livestock