More Santa Anita killings

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Another racehorse died Saturday at Santa Anita Park, making it the second horse to be euthanized at the park in two days. The 5-year-old gelding, Uncontainable, was "humanely euthanized" after suffering a fractured right front ankle, according to an incident alert on the race track's website. Another horse, a 6-year-old gelding named Harliss, was also… Continue reading More Santa Anita killings

California Governor steps in to protect racehorses

California Governor Gavin Newsom Thursday announced his support for SB 469, which would authorize the California Horse Racing Board to suspend horse racing licenses to protect the health and safety of horses and riders, reports the Pasadena Star-News: “The recent horse fatalities in California are unacceptable,” Newsom said in a statement. “We must hold the… Continue reading California Governor steps in to protect racehorses

14 Racehorses “Vanned Off” in New Mexico Over Past Three Days

A racehorse stretches out as he is whipped home at a racetrack in New Mexico.

Cross-posted from Horse Racing Wrongs by PATRICK BATTUELLO JULY 11, 2016 Sunday . . . • Oh If I Catch You, Albuquerque, “bled, vanned off” • Running Fauzett, Albuquerque, “bled, vanned off” • Diamond Street, Belmont, “reported after the race to have bled” • Templer Glory, Gulfstream, “vanned off” • Gentlmens Agrement, Gulfstream, “vanned off”… Continue reading 14 Racehorses “Vanned Off” in New Mexico Over Past Three Days