Arrogate euthanized after suffering from undetermined illness

Thoroughbred racehorse Arrogate dead at age 7.

Update: Other racing nations are reporting that Arrogate died of a "mystery illness". Interesting choice of words. Arrogate was worked on for four days in an attempt to keep him alive for breeding purposes. This after he had won his connections a record $17,422,600. THE THOROUGHBRED DAILY NEWS (May 2, 2020) — ARROGATE (Unbridled’s Song–Bubbler,… Continue reading Arrogate euthanized after suffering from undetermined illness

Eight Belles — racing 10 years on

Horse in profile silhouetted against a night sky. Unattributed Google search image.

by JANE ALLIN The Kentucky Derby this Saturday marks the tenth anniversary of the catastrophic breakdown of Eight Belles. Racing with the boys, she crossed the wire 4 ¾ lengths behind Big Brown, finishing second - the first filly since 1999 to run in the Derby — only to collapse with two shattered ankles and… Continue reading Eight Belles — racing 10 years on

Blood will spurt from horse’s noses if you ban Lasix they cry in Kentucky

Close up of horse's nose. Image Paul McRae.

I read some of the statements people in the American horse racing industry make and seriously wonder if there are any sane, rational individuals left among them. ROGER ALFORD writing for the Associated Press reports: FRANKFORT, Ky. — Thoroughbred owners and trainers voiced dire warnings Tuesday about the potential of blood spurting from horses' noses… Continue reading Blood will spurt from horse’s noses if you ban Lasix they cry in Kentucky

Casner: US racing ‘out of step’ on medication

Cross-posted from the Paulick Report Written by RAY PAULICK Bill Casner has been around the racetrack a long time, as an exercise rider, a trainer, and more recently as co-owner and co-breeder of a Dubai World Cup and a Kentucky Derby winner. He's seen the rising tide of permissive therapeutic medications, and the problems he… Continue reading Casner: US racing ‘out of step’ on medication