Court setback clouds Bob Baffert’s racing future

We cannot remember the last time we were so happy to post something. There has not been much happy news to post. We found the following encouraging. The door may be about to shut on Baffert. The title above says it. The article is written by the excellent Tim Sullivan reporting for the Louisville Courier-Journal.… Continue reading Court setback clouds Bob Baffert’s racing future

Baffert makes his last stand

by John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times Now 68, Baffert is seeing his livelihood and reputation under attack after a series of medication infractions have made him an outcast to some in the industry and a pariah to many more outside of it. He's the person few in the business want to talk about, but everyone… Continue reading Baffert makes his last stand

PETA launches horseracing abuse whistleblower hotline

PETA writes on their website: PETA has been inundated with tips over the past two years alerting us to unethical and illegal activities in horse racing. This is why we now offer a whistleblower hotline for workers who have witnessed or know about cruelty to animals or other illegal activities involving horses used for racing… Continue reading PETA launches horseracing abuse whistleblower hotline

Sacked Belmont worker responsible for death of 2yo filly is punished

Ramzan Antooa, former backstretch employee at Belmont Park, will spend several weekends in jail after authorities said he retaliated for his firing by letting a 2yo filly racehorse out of her stall last summer who then spooked and suffered a fatal fall. Antooa was spotted at approximately 7:45 p.m. by Belmont's security personnel releasing the… Continue reading Sacked Belmont worker responsible for death of 2yo filly is punished

Horses entered by suspended trainers can’t earn Derby points

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Points from races in the series that earn berths in the Kentucky Derby won’t be awarded to any horse trained by an individual who is suspended from entering the Kentucky Derby in 2022. The rule announced Friday by Churchill Downs also applies to any trainer directly or indirectly employed, supervised or… Continue reading Horses entered by suspended trainers can’t earn Derby points

New information extends racehorse abuser Amanda Cobb’s suspension

The BloodHorse magazine reports: Ten days before Mid-Atlantic trainer Amber Cobb would have served out a 60-day suspension for abusing a horse in her care, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission extended that suspension [on] Sept. 10. "After receiving new information, the stewards summarily suspended Amber Cobb, which means she cannot operate in Delaware until she's… Continue reading New information extends racehorse abuser Amanda Cobb’s suspension

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:… Continue reading Stronach Group bans embattled trainer Amber Cobb from its racetracks

Outrage continues over Cobb’s videoed racehorse whipping

Please see Take Action at end of post! Dr. Bryan Langlois, Past President, Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, in an open letter to the Editor of horseracing's Paulick Report regarding the whipping abuse of a racehorse by Amber Cobb and caught on video, states in part: I, like everyone else who has seen it, was utterly… Continue reading Outrage continues over Cobb’s videoed racehorse whipping

Tell Delaware to revoke training license of horse abuser Amber Cobb

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… Continue reading Tell Delaware to revoke training license of horse abuser Amber Cobb

More dead racehorses

There is always going to be a laundry list of killings in the US horse racing industry. We point out two reports. Saratoga America’s Joy, an unraced 3-year-old filly who sold in 2019 for more than $8 million, died [killed] Sunday morning due to a training incident at Saratoga. The daughter of American Pharoah sustained… Continue reading More dead racehorses