You could win a copy of Missionville

Missionville, written by Alex Brown (pictured with racing plates). By Vivian Grant Farrell.
Missionville, written by Alex Brown (pictured with racing plates). By Vivian Grant Farrell.

JUNE 2019 RAFFLE

This June is raffle month. We are raising money to fight for a federal law prohibiting the slaughter of American horses on U.S. soil and across U.S. borders. We may never have a better chance than the bill pending right now.

MISSIONVILLE

We have 5 copies of Alex Brown’s Missionville for you to win.

The NTRA estimates that 7,500 to 10,000 Thoroughbred racehorses are sent to slaughter per year. These deaths are in addition to the number of horses who die at the track.

In Missionville you will learn how and why racehorses are sent to slaughter, and who takes them there.

To enter, make a donation of $5.00 and we will throw your name into the hat. Enter as many times as you wish. A $25.00 donation would give you 5 entries, and so forth.

REVIEW

Alex Brown, author of Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and His Legacy, has written a book called Missionville which delves into the lives and activities of the people who work horses in the business of the American claiming race.

Missionville is a well crafted story with credibly drawn characters you can root for or against as Brown gives you an unvarnished look at the day-to-day rigors of training and racing horses at a small track and its resulting often tragic consequences for horses and humans alike.

Eclipse award winner Mike Jensen, journalist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, in his review of Missionville puts it this way:

“Alex Brown, a lifelong horseman, takes you on a journey few are capable of providing. He takes you to the underbelly of the sport. A terrific read”.

Missionville gives true to life insight into what happens to horses when their careers begin to take a downward spiral and tragically end up in the claiming race system.

DONATE $5.00 FOR A CHANCE TO WIN

Drawing will be held on June 30, 2019 at 6.00 pm EST.

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Book Review: Missionville by Alex Brown

Missionville, written by Alex Brown (pictured with racing plates). By Vivian Grant Farrell.

(HORSE RACING) — Patrick Battuello, chronicler of racehorse killings at Horse Racing Wrongs, recently reported the death of 7-year old Sing the Dream in a claiming race for 4 yo’s+ at Aqueduct, Saturday afternoon, January 27, 2018.

It was Sing the Dream‘s 50th race. Battuello states the horse “fell heavily” (Equibase) and was euthanized where he lay.

American racing routinely kills its horses particularly in contests such as these — the claiming race.

Alex Brown, author of Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and His Legacy, has written a book called Missionville which delves into the lives and activities of the people who work horses in the business of the American claiming race.

Missionville is a well crafted story with credibly drawn characters you can root for or against as the author gives you an unvarnished look at the day-to-day rigors of training and racing horses at a small track and its resulting consequences.

Eclipse award winner Mike Jensen, journalist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, in his review of Missionville puts it this way:

Alex Brown, a lifelong horseman, takes you on a journey few are capable of providing. He takes you to the underbelly of the sport. A terrific read”.

Missionville gives true to life insight into what happens to horses when their careers begin to take a downward spiral and tragically end up in the claiming race system.

Missionville is a must read for every racehorse advocate.

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Featured Image: Missionville, by Alex Brown (pictured with used racing plates) by Vivian Grant Farrell.