Churchill Downs draws a hard line with Baffert

Anticipating a lawsuit that would challenge its ban of the Hall of Fame trainer, the track accused Baffert of “inventing excuses.” Joe Drape, reporting for The New York Times reports: With the Kentucky Derby approaching, Baffert has threatened to sue Churchill Downs and Carstanjen if the track in Louisville, Ky., does not lift the two-year… Continue reading Churchill Downs draws a hard line with Baffert

France introduces new law to licence horse owners

New laws in France that aim to combat animal abuse have been welcomed by the equine sector and will include a “knowledge certificate” for horse owners. It is one of three new laws that aim to improve equine welfare. Private horse owners not already licenced under a governing body will be required to undertake education… Continue reading France introduces new law to licence horse owners

It’s National Horse Day 2021

Beautiful chestnut horse with cascading mane,

It's National Horse Day. National Horse Day is celebrated every December 13. Horses have woven themselves into the fabric of American life. Civilization was built on the back of a horse. December 13 is a day to acknowledge and express gratitude for the economic, historic, and cultural contributions that horses have made. Equine enthusiasts across… Continue reading It’s National Horse Day 2021

De Blasio making another push to ban NYC carriage horses

In his waning weeks in office, Mayor Bill de Blasio is making one last-ditch effort to ban New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry, a promise he made when he first became mayor and a long controversial issue that has been the target of animal rights advocates. Mayor Bill de Blasio has long sided with animal… Continue reading De Blasio making another push to ban NYC carriage horses

Giving thanks for horses

Two quotes from poems of thanks, one by the celebrated poet Robert Duncan which many of you know, and one by our staff. Happy Thanksgiving. by ROBERT DUNCAN “Where in this wide world can men find nobility without pride, Friendship without envy, or beauty without vanity? Here, where grace is laced with power and strength… Continue reading Giving thanks for horses

Vegan Thanksgiving 2021

Here are some tasty ideas for a stellar Vegan Thanksgiving. If you have a favourite Vegan recipe for Thanksgiving, please feel free to leave a link to it in comments. Are you ready? Let's go! Starter https://eatthegains.com/roasted-red-pepper-squash-soup/ Main Course Vegan Richa says, "My Lentil Quinoa Loaf is super popular. Hearty with Lentils Quinoa and Veggies… Continue reading Vegan Thanksgiving 2021

2-yr filly disappoints Del Mar by dying

QUOTE The irony was palpable when Josh Rubinstein, chief operating officer at Del Mar, opened up a Breeders’ Cup panel on health and safety protocols with news of a horse death Wednesday morning at the self-proclaimed safest big track in America. It was the fifth racing or training fatality at the track this year, which… Continue reading 2-yr filly disappoints Del Mar by dying

4-yr old filly disappoints Santa Anita by dying

Santa Anita Entry Gate. By David McNew. Getty Images.

It heinous that racehorse deaths are continuously glossed over, and glossed over they are. It is almost equally heinous that local news outlets are reporting that racehorses are being killed, but occasionally not as many, so we should applaud horse racing for that. The unmitigated gall. CBS Los Angeles writes: QUOTE A 4-year-old filly died… Continue reading 4-yr old filly disappoints Santa Anita by dying

Melbourne Cup remains controversial

The Melbourne Cup is an annual horse race first held in 1861. It is the most important Australian Thoroughbred race of the year and according to many, and one of the most prestigious races in the world. “The Melbourne Cup’s reputation may be a little scratched but plenty of Australians still like to give it… Continue reading Melbourne Cup remains controversial

Wild horse propaganda

Propaganda (def.) — information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view. The use of propaganda is a consistent tool to destroy wild horses, and sadly not just in the United States. The Australian government appears to be just as ruthless and deadly.… Continue reading Wild horse propaganda