Two-thirds of Vets surveyed concerned about frequency of racehorse joint injections

VIA PAULICK REPORT » It is a lengthy article. We quote just a few paragraphs here. by Dr. Stacey Oke | 01.31.2022 In total, 407 equine practitioners participated in the survey, the majority of which worked with racehorses (Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses) and Warmbloods. Those veterinarians had extensive (>20 years) of clinical experience from which to… Continue reading Two-thirds of Vets surveyed concerned about frequency of racehorse joint injections

Medina Spirit’s breeder defends horse racing

Over the next several days, we will be writing about the death of Medina Spirit. Let's start with his breeder. Gail Rice Gail Rice, the breeder who helped Medina Spirit’s mother as she struggled to give birth to him three years ago, had trouble accepting that the Kentucky Derby winner collapsed and died of an apparent heart… Continue reading Medina Spirit’s breeder defends horse racing

The dark side of Bob Baffert’s reign

“No horse loving person like Bob or his entire team accepts the reality of a horse death with anything other than sadness and despair,” the lawyers said in their statement. “In each instance, the death is investigated. Every investigation over the past 20 years has reached the same conclusion: no rules or regulations have been… Continue reading The dark side of Bob Baffert’s reign

Horse racing must do away with tongue-ties

A horse's mouth is opened wide for the application of a tongue-tie.

Tongue-ties are banned in most non-racing sports by the international governing body of equestrian sports, Federation Equestre Internationale, so you will not see them in events like show-jumping, dressage and eventing. Tongue-ties are used in horse racing around the world in varying degrees, and require no veterinary oversight. A tongue-tie is a large elastic band… Continue reading Horse racing must do away with tongue-ties

Ex-racehorses to be rehomed rather than slaughtered under new Queensland plan

An undercover investigation by ABC's 7.30 programme allegedly found hundreds of racehorses being slaughtered in Australia every year after retiring. ( ABC 7.30 )An undercover investigation by ABC's 7.30 programme allegedly found hundreds of racehorses being slaughtered in Australia every year after retiring. ( ABC 7.30 )

ABATTOIR TO BE LAST RESORT Queensland racehorse owners will have to prove they have tried to rehome their animals multiple times before they can apply to send them to slaughter, under recommendations set to be implemented by the State Government. Key points: An independent inquiry made 37 recommendations to reduce horse slaughterA racehorse rehoming scheme… Continue reading Ex-racehorses to be rehomed rather than slaughtered under new Queensland plan

Why we call for an end to U.S. horse racing

Racehorse in red hood. The Horse magazine online.

We call for an end to U.S. horse racing because it is past reforming. The horse has bolted. Additionally, there appears to be no one in American horse racing genuinely interested in, or knowledgeable and capable of, reforming it. If we are wrong then show us who they are, what they purport to do and… Continue reading Why we call for an end to U.S. horse racing

That’s what freedom looks like

Grey Mustang Stallion by Randy Harris. See randyharrisphoto.com.

by VIVIAN FARRELL My Dad was a single parent. He took me with him everywhere. One of those places was Las Vegas. There wasn't a lot for a 15 year old to do in Las Vegas. So when I asked him what I was going to do while we were there, he said something like,… Continue reading That’s what freedom looks like

Horse Race Insider’s Note to Racing: No More Mixed Messages

We note a few quotes and write in response to a Horse Race Insider's article, "Note to Racing: No More Mixed Messages." Quote: "Aside from seeing an occasional news broadcast, the public has little to no interest in the game." We Say: Because horse racing has little to no interest in the public. This is… Continue reading Horse Race Insider’s Note to Racing: No More Mixed Messages

The true celebration will be when we end horse soring

The 75th Walking Horse Celebration in Shelbyville, Tennessee on August 29, 2013. HSUS.

Take action to eliminate horse soring and "big lick" animal cruelty. Elizabeth Fite, reporting for the Times Free Press writes: The biggest competition for the Tennessee walking horse breed begins Wednesday in Shelbyville, Tennessee. For some, the 11-day Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration — often called the Celebration — embodies the best of the breed and… Continue reading The true celebration will be when we end horse soring

Omak Suicide Race — Murder on Horses

It has been called "The Deadliest Horse Race in the World". Each year in mid summer, a small town in Eastern Washington State, called Omak, proudly promotes an event named "The World Famous Suicide Race," considered the marquee event at the four-day Omak Stampede rodeo. Omak straddles the border of the Colville Reservation, home of… Continue reading Omak Suicide Race — Murder on Horses