The Omak Suicide Race returns in 2021

Omak, Washington is a remote town in northern Washington, on the border of the Colville Indian reservation. The town is known for its annual rodeo, the Omak Stampede, and the controversial Suicide Race that runs with it. It has been called “The Deadliest Horse Race in the World.” Cancelled in 2020, the insanely treacherous Suicide… Continue reading The Omak Suicide Race returns in 2021

Suspect released while ‘Witchcraft panic’ grips France as police link horse mutilations to ‘satanic cult rituals’

White horse in profile on a gloomy day. Reuters.

BREAKING NEWS BBC NEWS10 Hours Ago Police release suspect in Alsace French police have released a suspect detained during an investigation into a series of mystery horse mutilations across the country in recent months.The 50-year-old had earlier been arrested at his home in Alsace. He was detained after a sketch was issued of the man wanted… Continue reading Suspect released while ‘Witchcraft panic’ grips France as police link horse mutilations to ‘satanic cult rituals’

Chuckwagon Race Report

Image from chuckwagon racing in Clinton, Arkansas, 2019.

The Calgary Stampede is not the only venue conducting chuckwagon races but it is the one that garners the most attention and publicity because of the number of horses it kills and has killed over the years. Chuckwagon races are also run south of the Canadian border in the USA such as in Clinton, Arkansas… Continue reading Chuckwagon Race Report

Calgary Stampede still facing cancellation

The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition, and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world's largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing,… Continue reading Calgary Stampede still facing cancellation

African horse sickness quadruples in Thailand

The Horse reports: The death toll in the African Horse Sickness (AHS) outbreak in Thailand has nearly quadrupled in a little more than a week, reaching 154 deaths and a fatality rate of 94% in horses showing clinical signs, according to reports by the Thai government and the Thailand Equestrian Federation (TEF). African horse sickness is a… Continue reading African horse sickness quadruples in Thailand

No Stampede this year could force some cowboys to leave rodeo sports

Calgary Stampede Chuckwagon Races consistently result in injury and death of the horses used for this barbaric and archaic event.

Retired chuckwagon driver concerned sport won't survive if rodeos cancelled Natalie Valleau, reporting for CBC News, writes on Mar 25, 2020: The rodeo world is worried about the future of the Calgary Stampede this summer and many are wondering how the pandemic will impact their sport. Last week, the Calgary Stampede temporarily laid off 80 per… Continue reading No Stampede this year could force some cowboys to leave rodeo sports

Horse Racing. It’s clear that not enough has changed says Feinstein

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) released the following statement after Mongolian Groom was euthanized due to injuries sustained while racing in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., on Saturday. Note: Video follows the Senator's statement. “It breaks my heart to hear that another horse died because of injuries sustained during the Breeders'… Continue reading Horse Racing. It’s clear that not enough has changed says Feinstein

Rolling Stones wife withdraws horses from troubled Polish stud farm

Cross-posted from The Telegraph The future of one of Europe’s oldest stud farms has a cloud hanging over it after political rows and the death of prized horses left the reputation of the 199-year-old institution battered. Horses from Poland’s Janow Podlaski stud can sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds but the recent scandals have… Continue reading Rolling Stones wife withdraws horses from troubled Polish stud farm

Horse Watch: Links of the Day

Read, discuss. Here is what caught our attention today concerning horses. Are you ready? There is a lot to get through. HORSE RACING • Threat of horse racing shutdown still looming State officials and stakeholders continue to hash out a deal to keep horse racing running in Pennsylvania, but the threat of a shutdown is… Continue reading Horse Watch: Links of the Day

Calgary Stampede’s Chuckwagon Race, a half-mile of hell says Chuckwagon Association

Ever heard that saying, two wrongs don't make a right? Listen to these excuses for killing horses in Canada's chuckwagon race. And where are the good people of Canada? Sitting in the stands watching I suppose. No point saying how much you hate it when it wouldn't go on at all if you didn't buy… Continue reading Calgary Stampede’s Chuckwagon Race, a half-mile of hell says Chuckwagon Association