PATCH.COM, Ashley Ludwig reporting, May 27, 2020, reports: LOS ALAMITOS, CA —Another racehorse died after suffering an injury at the Los Alamitos Race Course, state regulators said Wednesday. Veterinarians humanely euthanized Jabber Now, a 6-year-old thoroughbred, Tuesday, according to the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB). The horse finished last in the third race at Los… Continue reading Racehorse Jabber Now dies after suffering an injury at Los Alamitos
Kentucky Derby moved to the first Saturday in September
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — As a global coronavirus pandemic spreads, Churchill Downs Inc. says it will move the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby to Saturday, September 5. The late-summer Derby would mark the first time the race isn't held the first Saturday in May since 1945, when it was postponed to June during the waning… Continue reading Kentucky Derby moved to the first Saturday in September
Australian racing embroiled in US doping saga
We have been so embroiled in the US racehorse doping saga, we missed reporting this. THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD (March 10, 2020) — Two drug dealers have been accused of supplying EPO* for the administration to horses competing in Australia as part of the doping saga engulfing American racing. Sarah Izhaki and Ashley Lebowitz were… Continue reading Australian racing embroiled in US doping saga
1953 dead racehorses in 4525 days in the UK
Death and disarray on the racetrack seems to know no bounds. The numbers in the title of this post are what you find when visiting the UK based Animal Aid's Race Horse Death Watch page. They describe their mission: Animal Aid's Race Horse Death Watch was launched during the 2007 Cheltenham Festival. Its purpose is to… Continue reading 1953 dead racehorses in 4525 days in the UK
Snapped leg, broken back — two more kills at Los Alamitos
Patrick Buttuello labors continuously to report fallen and dead racehorses across America. In a recent article we cross-posted here about horse racing's casualty database Mr. Battuello writes: "The database is completely voluntary: While many tracks participate, some do not. Besides that, no third party – not the JC*, not a government agency, no one –… Continue reading Snapped leg, broken back — two more kills at Los Alamitos
Fatality rate for U.S. racehorses 2009-2012 released
CROSS-POSTED FROM EQUINEWS.COM Written by Kentucky Equine Research Staff Source link: http://www.equinews.com/article/fatality-rate-racehorses After completing four years of data collection through the Equine Injury Database, The Jockey Club has released an updated fatality rate for Thoroughbred racehorses in North America. The figures reflect only racing injuries that result in the horse’s death within 72 hours of… Continue reading Fatality rate for U.S. racehorses 2009-2012 released
Should racehorse whipping be banned?
Cross-posted from the Global Post LONDON, United Kingdom — In Britain, horse racing is wildly popular. Millions of fans — including Her Majesty — pack the nation’s racecourses every year to watch equine athletes and their riders compete. But this season, the Sport of Kings is embroiled in a heated debate over the jockey’s most… Continue reading Should racehorse whipping be banned?
Horse welfare charity welcomes ban for trainer Howard Johnson
HOWARD JOHNSON BAN SENDS RIGHT MESSAGE SAID THE BRITISH HORSE RACING AUTHORITY Johnson, who said he now planned to retire, admitted running Striking Article eight times after the horse had a palmar neurectomy. The operation involves severing or removal of leg nerves running to the foot and leaves the horse numb to pain. "This was… Continue reading Horse welfare charity welcomes ban for trainer Howard Johnson