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

Santa Anita has 4th horse death in short fall meeting

VIA THE LOS ANGELES TIMES John Cherwa writes: "Santa Anita had its fourth equine death of its five-week fall meeting on Saturday when Major Cabbie broke down on the backstretch of a one-mile claiming race and was euthanized. This fall meeting has been a significant backslide from last year when the Arcadia track had no… Continue reading Santa Anita has 4th horse death in short fall meeting

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

California Horse Racing Board discuss impact of Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act

We posted what the United States Trotting Association has to say about the HISA. They do not like it. They say it is unconstitutional. We posted what the American Quarter Horse Association has to say about the HISA. They do not like it. They say it lacks detail “concerning funding sources that would sustain the… Continue reading California Horse Racing Board discuss impact of Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act

Another horse injured, killed at Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos empty gate. Howard Lipin / San Diego Union-Tribune.

PEEK IT UP, a 3-year-old quarter horse filly, died after suffering an injury in Saturday’s eighth race at Los Alamitos, becoming the 23rd horse to die in a racing or training injury at the Cypress track this year. Video of the race shows the horse running fast on the outside when she appears to injure… Continue reading Another horse injured, killed at Los Alamitos

Racing news and updates

Thoroughbred Eye Photographic Print from Etsy.

NEWS Delaware Cancels Acting upon the recommendation of the Chief Commission Veterinarian of the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission, Delaware Park has cancelled the live racing card scheduled for Monday due to the excessive heat forecast for the region. The National Weather Service has predicted temperatures in the high 90s with a heat index of value… Continue reading Racing news and updates

Two more horses killed at Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos empty gate. Howard Lipin / San Diego Union-Tribune.

How long? How long . . . and what will it take to start shutting down these assembly line horse killers? ESPN reports via The Associated Press: LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. — Two horses have died after suffering racing injuries at Los Alamitos, which was put on probation by the California Horse Racing Board after a… Continue reading Two more horses killed at Los Alamitos

Tap the Wire fatally injured while winning at Los Alamitos

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LOS ALAMITOS (CNS) | May 24, 2020 — A racehorse who survived the devastating 2017 Lilac Fire that killed 46 horses at San Luis Rey Downs reportedly died from injuries he suffered while winning a race at the Los Alamitos Race Course earlier this month. Tap the Wire, who scored $11,800 in prize money in… Continue reading Tap the Wire fatally injured while winning at Los Alamitos

Horse Racing 2019 Year in Review

Mongolian Groom. Sports Illustrated image.

JANUARY With 10 horses suffering catastrophic injuries in January 2019 at celebrated Santa Anita Park in California, horse racing got off to an unusually bad start. Over the course of the year, horse deaths became the prevailing national horse racing story, culminating with the death of Mongolian Groom in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on November… Continue reading Horse Racing 2019 Year in Review