A horse track with no rules

On-track drug injections, shock devices and a dead jockey: A “bush track” in Georgia is one of dozens that profit outside the reach of regulation. WASHINGTON POST by GUS GARCIA-ROBERTS |Published August 5, 2022/Updated August 6, 2022 MILNER, Ga. — In this population-800 town in rural Georgia, where residents along winding country roads fly the… Continue reading A horse track with no rules

Illegal racetrack secretly built in Valencia County

Legally run horses in Albuquerque, New Mexico, take a turn and head for home.

Illegal horse racing has been taking place across the U.S. for quite some time, usually in offbeat, out of the way areas mostly in temporary, makeshift circumstances. Alarming as that is, there is now other disturbing news — an illegal racetrack is being built in Valencia County, New Mexico, and their potential neighbors are anything… Continue reading Illegal racetrack secretly built in Valencia County

Horses abandoned in California after being used for illegal horse racing

Racehorse tied in stall.

Last weekend our horse racing investigators uncovered a horrible situation. They were following a lead about illegal horse racing in California. Illegal horse racing has been previously reported in California and Texas. When our investigators got to the reported location the people had moved on but had left 9 racehorses behind. The Thoroughbreds had been… Continue reading Horses abandoned in California after being used for illegal horse racing

Illegal horse races, cruelty, investigated in central California

Two horses race in the dirt.

Update: The video report on this investigation is available for viewing at http://www.kcra.com/video/30385650/detail.html We are occasionally rebuked for cross-posting more than our considered fair share of a news report, and this is the reason we do take a few liberties here and there with an extra paragraph or two. News stories disappear, and so does… Continue reading Illegal horse races, cruelty, investigated in central California