Cross-posted from Horse Racing Wrongs by PATRICK BATTUELLO Desert Trial, a 2-year-old colt, is dead from a "suspected cardiovascular collapse" (Gaming Commission) while training at Saratoga yesterday morning. Again, two - on the maturation chart, the rough equivalent of a first-grader. "Cardiovascular collapse." Desert Trial was raced once, a month ago at that same track.… Continue reading Desert Trial makes 14 dead racehorses at Saratoga
Cross-posted from Horse Racing Wrongs BY PATRICK BATTUELLO As with Saratoga in New York, a single California track dominates the summer scene, garnering, along the way, (mostly) fawning coverage from mainstream media and racing press alike - Del Mar, of course. And yet, just like NY, other tracks are running - and killing. From the… Continue reading 4 Fillies Killed in California – One From a Pair of Broken Knees
Cross-posted from Horse Racing Wrongs by PATRICK BATTUELLO It's hard to say how many fatal paddock fractures and "sudden cardiac events" occur just prior to scheduled races, for these deaths are typically buried as mere "vet scratches" on the official race charts. Sometimes, though, insight comes from other sources, sources like California's publicly-posted stewards minutes.… Continue reading When a “scratched” racehorse is actually dead
by PATRICK BATTUELLO HorseRacingWrongs.com I was at Saratoga Race Course yesterday - along with 40 or so other activists. We were there, of course, to protest the systemic abuse and killing of horses for entertainment. On this gorgeous upstate-NY summer day, 30,000 souls merrily marched through the front gates, anticipating a social scene practically unrivaled… Continue reading Death at a Party: 30,000 Witness Two Kills at Saratoga
What rocking racehorse advocates these are. All of us feel swelled up with gratitude for these wonderful people taking a stand against the cruelty and death that goes hand in hand with horse racing American style. Go to Nicole Arciello's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/letthembe1) to see more photos of today's awesome protest at Saratoga. And say… Continue reading Thank you Horseracing Wrongs and Friends who protested at Saratoga Racecourse today
Racing is one of the first extravangances to be cut back by the well heeled when the future looks murky Excerpt from an article by Robin Oakley For the Spectator Perhaps the most surprising thing about Theresa May’s arrival at No. 10 is that it has given us back a prime minister who has owned… Continue reading What does Brexit mean for horse racing?