Video of Kentucky racehorse’s wild escape goes viral

A video of a Kentucky racehorse’s wild escape onto the highway went viral on social media this weekend. The racehorse, Bold and Bossy, reportedly escaped a Kentucky race track and made it across state lines. We pray they did not "punish" her. At two years old horses are still juveniles. Horseracing is just vicious enough… Continue reading Video of Kentucky racehorse’s wild escape goes viral

Legalities re Medina Spirit DQ and Baffert 2 yr suspension by Churchill Downs (video)

What legal standing does Churchill Downs have to banish Baffert, since it is not a regulatory agency? What are the Hall of Fame trainer's options and how have the courts ruled on similar actions by track owners? What happens next with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, now that a test of the split sample from… Continue reading Legalities re Medina Spirit DQ and Baffert 2 yr suspension by Churchill Downs (video)

California Horse Racing Board will not suspend Baffert’s license without due process

PAULICK REPORT PRESS RELEASE | 5/24/21 — The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) is aware of the situation surrounding Bob Baffert and the alleged positive relative to the Kentucky Derby. Racetracks in Kentucky and New York have temporarily precluded Mr. Baffert from entering horses and/or using stalls. To date, the regulatory bodies in those two… Continue reading California Horse Racing Board will not suspend Baffert’s license without due process

California Horse Racing Board discuss impact of Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act

We posted what the United States Trotting Association has to say about the HISA. They do not like it. They say it is unconstitutional. We posted what the American Quarter Horse Association has to say about the HISA. They do not like it. They say it lacks detail “concerning funding sources that would sustain the… Continue reading California Horse Racing Board discuss impact of Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act

Kentucky Supreme Court undercuts historical horse racing

Historic horse racing gambling machine. Source: OnlineGambling.com.

Chris Otts, reporting for WDRB TV Louisville, writes: The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday pulled the rug out from the state's $2 billion slot-like gaming industry in a surprise decision that some lawmakers say requires a legislative response. The high court unanimously ruled that the slot-like historical horse racing system in use at three of… Continue reading Kentucky Supreme Court undercuts historical horse racing

Mitch McConnell rides a spooked horse — the racing industry

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY). ©2020 Bloomberg Finance LP. Image by Stefani Reynolds.

We have been following the scuttlebutt this week since it was announced that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has decided to ride to the rescue of horse racing. He is riding a spooked horse so not sure what he can do, but it appears he feels he has found at least part of the answer —… Continue reading Mitch McConnell rides a spooked horse — the racing industry

Racing: New KY medication rules

Syringe. Horse. Image by Anne Eberhard.

THE BLOODHORSE reports: With new equine medication rules expected to go into effect the evening of Aug. 25, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has been working to get the word out about the expected new policies. KHRC equine medical director Bruce Howard said he has reached out to Kentucky horsemen and vets, as well as… Continue reading Racing: New KY medication rules

Racism is built into KY horse racing’s history

Is industry ready to address injustice? Via Kentucky.com. OP ED. By Lynda Blackford. 8 Jul. 2020 If you want to see just how quickly U.S. society appears to be changing, check out the speed with which the horse racing industry condemned the atrocious racist remarks of horseman Tom VanMeter on social media. Fasig-Tipton, Keeneland, the Daily Racing… Continue reading Racism is built into KY horse racing’s history

Keenland and Fasig-Tipton change medication policies for horse sales

Sales ring. Keeneland. Lexington, Kentucky. Image: 2012 ©Wendy Wooley.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Officials from Keeneland Association and Fasig-Tipton Company Inc. Thursday announced restrictions on the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroids and bronchodilators, including Clenbuterol, for all horses sold at sales conducted by these two major Thoroughbred auction houses effective immediately. These latest reforms are in addition to restrictions put in place… Continue reading Keenland and Fasig-Tipton change medication policies for horse sales

Virtual Ky Derby 2020

Finish line, Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky. Image WDRB.

We think this is marketing genius on the part of Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI), and perhaps, virtually, the future of horse racing in the US. Think about it. Virtual horse racing would mean zero overbreeding, racing two year olds, those horrific claiming races, cheating, doping, cruelty and traumatic breakdowns; no more racehorses killed on the… Continue reading Virtual Ky Derby 2020