FROM NOLA.COMby John Simerman | Sept 7, 2020 More than 500 racehorses have been displaced after weathering Hurricane Laura at Delta Downs racetrack in Calcasieu Parish, thanks largely to the refusal of Churchill Downs Inc., the owner of Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, to take them in, according to the leader of the… Continue reading Hurricane Laura displaced hundreds of racehorses. New Orleans’ track doesn’t want them.
We have been following the scuttlebutt this week since it was announced that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has decided to ride to the rescue of horse racing. He is riding a spooked horse so not sure what he can do, but it appears he feels he has found at least part of the answer —… Continue reading Mitch McConnell rides a spooked horse — the racing industry
We think this is marketing genius on the part of Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI), and perhaps, virtually, the future of horse racing in the US. Think about it. Virtual horse racing would mean zero overbreeding, racing two year olds, those horrific claiming races, cheating, doping, cruelty and traumatic breakdowns; no more racehorses killed on the… Continue reading Virtual Ky Derby 2020