Medina Spirit’s breeder defends horse racing

Over the next several days, we will be writing about the death of Medina Spirit. Let's start with his breeder. Gail Rice Gail Rice, the breeder who helped Medina Spirit’s mother as she struggled to give birth to him three years ago, had trouble accepting that the Kentucky Derby winner collapsed and died of an apparent heart… Continue reading Medina Spirit’s breeder defends horse racing

Baffert responsible for at least 74 racehorse deaths since 2000

Thoroughbred racehorse cheater and doper, trainer Bob Baffert.

THE BLOOD HORSE Citing California Horse Racing Board and Daily Racing Form data, The Washington Post reported on June 18 that at least 74 horses have died in trainer Bob Baffert's care in California since 2000, trailing only two other trainers in the state. The Post's analysis concluded that Baffert trainees have died at the… Continue reading Baffert responsible for at least 74 racehorse deaths since 2000

Did Mongolian Groom show warning signs of injury before his death?

Mongolian Groom, Awesome Again Stakes.

The following was tweeted showing Mongolian Groom being jogged on the track on raceday. Look at his motion and how he is favoring his near hind, the one that fractured and subsequently resulted in his death. Did the exercise rider mention this to anyone? If he did, nobody cared. R.I.P. Mongolian Groom Mongolian Groom… Continue reading Did Mongolian Groom show warning signs of injury before his death?

4th horse killed at Del Mar

Blinkered racehorse closeup. Photographer not specified.

Fox News reports: DEL MAR, Calif. — A 3-year-old racehorse was euthanized after a training injury in Del Mar, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club confirmed Monday. The 3-year-old filly, Bri Bri, suffered a serious pelvis injury, officials said. They did not immediately clarify when the injury occurred. "Del Mar has implemented a series of safety… Continue reading 4th horse killed at Del Mar

Omak Suicide Race — Murder on Horses

It has been called "The Deadliest Horse Race in the World". Each year in mid summer, a small town in Eastern Washington State, called Omak, proudly promotes an event named "The World Famous Suicide Race," considered the marquee event at the four-day Omak Stampede rodeo. Omak straddles the border of the Colville Reservation, home of… Continue reading Omak Suicide Race — Murder on Horses

Horse racing kills in Australia

Jockey tries to hold an Australian steady up who has a badly fractured foreleg.

From the Australian "Death Watch" report at the Horse Racing Kills website: For a one year period from 1 August 2017 to 31 July 2018, the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses has collected data from the stewards reports from every state and territory in Australia, compiling a detailed report of the horses who have… Continue reading Horse racing kills in Australia

Calgary Stampede kills third chuckwagon horse

VIDEO REPORT How about these thoughts from an insider? Keith Ward: "I am a former rodeo contestant, and still watch and attend the Stampede. I know the care taken in rodeo to prevent animal injury, and how well the bucking horses and stock are looked after in most cases. I won't say all cases… Continue reading Calgary Stampede kills third chuckwagon horse