More Santa Anita killings

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Another racehorse died Saturday at Santa Anita Park, making it the second horse to be euthanized at the park in two days. The 5-year-old gelding, Uncontainable, was "humanely euthanized" after suffering a fractured right front ankle, according to an incident alert on the race track's website. Another horse, a 6-year-old gelding named Harliss, was also… Continue reading More Santa Anita killings

Santa Anita kicks off 2020 killing yet another racehorse

A rider on the training track at Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, Calif. on March 8. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

ARCADIA, California (Jan. 1, 2020) — Golden Birthday took a bad step in the stretch at Santa Anita, unseating his jockey who was trying to pull the horse up. Veterinarians recommended that the four year old gelding be euthanized, although it wasn't immediately clear what his injury was. Santa Anita killed a reported 37 horses… Continue reading Santa Anita kicks off 2020 killing yet another racehorse

AU Racing: Peter Moody proposes industry ‘knackery’ for unwanted horses

Peter Moody, racehorse trainer, Victoria, Australia.

VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA — Victoria's former top trainer Peter Moody believes the racing industry should consider operating its own facility to humanely manage the end of life process for retired racehorses that cannot be rehomed. Why not have a industry knackery he tweeted . . . Before we decide what we think about the 'Moody… Continue reading AU Racing: Peter Moody proposes industry ‘knackery’ for unwanted horses