Whenever we think of the bill still pending before Congress that would result in the creation of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority our thought turns to Mongolian Groom. Here's a replay of an event from last year. It illustrates that American racehorses have absolutely no friends within the industry. Training videos suggest Mongolian Groom… Continue reading Remembering Mongolian Groom
It is amazing how horse racing keeps on going. Always, always the same repeat offenders. https://twitter.com/sidgustafson/status/1242055782000144384?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw It is time, well past time, for horse racing "American style" to go. They — not people like us who care about these horses — have brought them here. Many more racehorse doping arrests will be made. What we… Continue reading Doomed Mongolian Groom's vet cited again
By JANE ALLIN LAMENESS LOCATOR Lameness is a term used to describe a horse’s change in gait, usually in response to pain in a limb that can occur due to a wide variety of causes (e.g. degenerative joint disease, laminitis, infection). Some conditions are more easily diagnosed and treated than others, which may only cause… Continue reading Innovative Tools to Detect Lameness and Pre-existing Injury in Racehorses
Notice the post's title says missed chances — plural — referring to the lack of supervision and action leading to the death of Mongolian Groom at the 2019 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. KTLA reports: "A report on the death of Mongolian Groom in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita says veterinarians missed opportunities… Continue reading Santa Anita Vets missed chances to remove Mongolian Groom
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. https://twitter.com/BH_MDaugherty/status/1188111128401866752 R.I.P. Mongolian Groom Mongolian Groom… Continue reading Did Mongolian Groom show warning signs of injury before his death?