PETA launches horseracing abuse whistleblower hotline

PETA writes on their website: PETA has been inundated with tips over the past two years alerting us to unethical and illegal activities in horse racing. This is why we now offer a whistleblower hotline for workers who have witnessed or know about cruelty to animals or other illegal activities involving horses used for racing… Continue reading PETA launches horseracing abuse whistleblower hotline

Racing NSW boss Peter V’landys loses defamation case over ABC animal cruelty story

“The Final Race: The Dark Side of the Horse Racing Industry by Melissa McGrath on 2 Jul 2021. Exerpted below. In the Federal Court decision of V’landys v Australian Broadcasting Corporation (No 3) [2021] FCA 500, Chief Executive Officer and Board member of Racing NSW, Mr Peter V’landys AM (Mr V’landys), was unsuccessful in his defamation action… Continue reading Racing NSW boss Peter V’landys loses defamation case over ABC animal cruelty story

Even if by a nose, horse racing must become self-sufficient

The finish line. Pennsylvania Horse Racing. BILL DENVER/EQUI-PHOTO.

Introduction You may at first wonder why we would bother to post a Guest Opinion by Russell Redding. First of all, Russell Redding is Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture which oversees the horse racing industry and is also chairman of the Horse Racing Commission. Secondly, his guest opinion lays out the staggering amount… Continue reading Even if by a nose, horse racing must become self-sufficient

Horse Racing: Breeding by the Numbers

Written by JANE ALLIN Research Analyst, Int'l Fund for Horses GLOBALLY in excess of 100,000 Thoroughbreds are produced each year, few of which in actual fact make it to the finish line. Current statistics from The Jockey Club (2009) identify the USA as the most prolific country in terms of foal crops holding almost 30%… Continue reading Horse Racing: Breeding by the Numbers