Racing kills Money Makin Mike at Santa Anita

We occasionally spotlight Patrick Battuello's posts on Tuesday's Horse to highlight the murder and mayhem that is horseracing in the US, hopeful that you will follow HorseRacingWrongs.com and take part by sharing far and wide on social media. Social media sharing is the modern era way of spreading the word. We encourage you to please… Continue reading Racing kills Money Makin Mike at Santa Anita

Desert Trial makes 14 dead racehorses at Saratoga

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

4 Fillies Killed in California – One From a Pair of Broken Knees

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

When a “scratched” racehorse is actually dead

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