One year after two horses died on Preakness Day, measures taken to prevent a repeat they say

BALTIMORE, Md. (Baltimore Sun, May 20, 2017) — A year after two horses died under different circumstances after going down at Pimlico on Preakness Day, procedures are in place to help ensure that kind of tragedy won't be repeated during the races leading up to the 142nd running of the event — or in the… Continue reading One year after two horses died on Preakness Day, measures taken to prevent a repeat they say

Barbaro died 10 years ago today. What’s changed?

Barbaro died 10 years ago today. Barbaro's public breakdown, numerous treatments and eventual death should have galvanized horse racing to deal with its equine athletes in a more ethical and compassionate manner. What's changed? Nothing. As a matter of fact, racehorse breakdowns and deaths are arguably worse. Cheating and drugging, fueled by greed and ego,… Continue reading Barbaro died 10 years ago today. What’s changed?

14 Racehorses “Vanned Off” in New Mexico Over Past Three Days

Cross-posted from Horse Racing Wrongs by PATRICK BATTUELLO JULY 11, 2016 Sunday . . . • Oh If I Catch You, Albuquerque, “bled, vanned off” • Running Fauzett, Albuquerque, “bled, vanned off” • Diamond Street, Belmont, “reported after the race to have bled” • Templer Glory, Gulfstream, “vanned off” • Gentlmens Agrement, Gulfstream, “vanned off”… Continue reading 14 Racehorses “Vanned Off” in New Mexico Over Past Three Days

BLM responsible for the death of four wild horses in Utah roundup

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) reported the deaths of four wild horses connected with the roundup and removal in the Conger/Frisco Herd Management Areas of Utah: July 1: A 2-year old stud died instantly after hitting a panel sustaining and acute neck injury while entering the trap site. July 2: A 3-year old bay… Continue reading BLM responsible for the death of four wild horses in Utah roundup