Racehorse that ran down a Kentucky highway is being treated for burns from a barn fire

"It turns out that the 30-minute run a 2-year-old filly took Saturday on a Kentucky highway after shedding her jockey and bolting from a racetrack wasn’t the horse’s only terrifying experience of the weekend," reports the Washington Post on 22nd August. "Recovering from the trauma of a run that made national news and left her… Continue reading Racehorse that ran down a Kentucky highway is being treated for burns from a barn fire

Carriage horse controversy swirls after fresh allegations of abuse

CBS NEWS CH.2 NEW YORK Carriage horses are again the center of controversy in New York City. Animal activists say a horse has been forced to work despite being emaciated and having open wounds. Animal activists "say" . . . ? Look at the image. As CBS2’s Thalia Perez reports, it was a war of… Continue reading Carriage horse controversy swirls after fresh allegations of abuse

Matching gift offer extended to 6pm August 30th

Make a donation between today and 6pm EST, Monday, August 30th, 2021, and two of our supporting partners will double the amount you give. We are so grateful to the horse-loving couple who are making this extensive campaign possible. OFFER HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 6PM EST, AUGUST 30TH Your donation will help us fight a… Continue reading Matching gift offer extended to 6pm August 30th

When it comes to HISA, much of what we know is how much we don’t know

Racehorse in red hood. The Horse magazine online.

HISA stands for Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (in case you are just now seeing it). Before we get to Natalie Voss's article on HISA (only she can unravel this mess), let's take a look at how the HISA website describes the Act: When the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (“HISA”) was signed into law… Continue reading When it comes to HISA, much of what we know is how much we don’t know

Biden’s public lands nominee advances with key Senate vote

Cross-posted from the Washington Post, by Dino Grandoni (22nd July, 2021) Tracy Stone-Manning moved one step closer to becoming Biden’s top public lands manager on Thursday as the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee advanced her nomination solely with Democratic support. For weeks, Republicans have adamantly called on Biden to withdraw Stone-Manning’s nomination due to her decision… Continue reading Biden’s public lands nominee advances with key Senate vote

Judge nullifies horse trainer Bob Baffert’s NY suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York federal judge on Wednesday [ July 14th] nullified the suspension of horse trainer Bob Baffert, finding that the New York Racing Association acted unconstitutionally by failing to let him adequately respond to claims made against him after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test. In… Continue reading Judge nullifies horse trainer Bob Baffert’s NY suspension

Horse Racing Ireland decline to comment on upcoming Panorama programme

Irish Times / Brian O'Connor Reporting / 13 Jul 2021 Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) has declined to comment ahead of a BBC Panorama programme next Monday which examines what happens to racehorses after their racing careers are finished. The programme, with a title ‘The Dark Side of Horse Racing’ is set to be broadcast at… Continue reading Horse Racing Ireland decline to comment on upcoming Panorama programme

A bra and a horse made of vintage computer keys

THISISCOLOSSAL.COM How about the girl's top. Fun teaser, huh? If you think her computer key bra is cool, check out this fantastic work of art made with around 18,000 vintage computer keys. Vivian just happened to come across it during an internet search and fell in love with it. The article that goes with the… Continue reading A bra and a horse made of vintage computer keys

Advocacy tool: Write a letter to the Editor

It is important to rely on digital communication tools to make our voices heard, for ourselves, for our communities, and in our case — for the horses. One such tool is a letter to the editor (LTE)—a brief piece, usually fewer than 300 words, that anyone can write and submit to a newspaper. Such a… Continue reading Advocacy tool: Write a letter to the Editor

Del Mar next to come under the Baffert spotlight

THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE As the horse-racing world waits to learn the total fallout from the apparent drug-related disqualification of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, Baffert remains the biggest name — and flammable debate tinder — as Del Mar rushes toward opening its summer meet Friday, writes Bryce Miller. Should Del Mar ban Baffert from its stalls,… Continue reading Del Mar next to come under the Baffert spotlight