CBS News reports the following on July 26, 2022: Another horse has died in a training accident at Los Alamitos, state horse racing officials announced. Rapacious, who died Tuesday, July 26, 2022, was an unraced 2-year-old colt trained by Bob Baffert, according to the California Horse Racing Board. Rapacious is the tenth racehorse to die… Continue reading Colt dies as racehorse fatalities mount up at Los Alamitos
The Melbourne Cup is an annual horse race first held in 1861. It is the most important Australian Thoroughbred race of the year and according to many, and one of the most prestigious races in the world. “The Melbourne Cup’s reputation may be a little scratched but plenty of Australians still like to give it… Continue reading Melbourne Cup remains controversial
Published by DEFECTOR » In February of last year, Sharon Ward listened intently as her former boss, Pennsylvania Democratic Governor Tom Wolf, outlined his spending priorities in his 2020 budget address. Halfway through, she sat up as Wolf proposed a “historic” $200 million investment in tuition for 25,000 students at Pennsylvania’s state universities. They’d be paid… Continue reading Slots are not saving racing. Neither are billions in public subsidies. Can anything?
Cheltenham heads list of courses where most animals die, and jump racing carries most risk Cross-posted from The Observer A thousand horses have died on Britain's racecourses since 2007, according to records kept by an animal rights organisation. Animal Aid's "Death Watch" list reached the 1,000 mark late last month when a seven-year-old gelding, Hired… Continue reading UK: As horse deaths mount, campaigners ask: what price a day at the races