Racehorse Mascot won $240K, sold for $60 at New Holland

Cross-posted from Off-Track Thoroughbreds WRITTEN BY SUSAN SALK Mascot didn’t even look good to the kill buyers. Skinny, limping and filthy, he went for a mere $60 at Monday’s New Holland Auction in Pennsylvania. In his career as a racehorse, he earned $241,901 for his owners, working right from the start with some of the… Continue reading Racehorse Mascot won $240K, sold for $60 at New Holland

Woman charged with lying about rescuing horses, instead sending them to slaughter

PENNSYLVANIA -- It was not illegal for Kelsey Lefever to bring unwanted horses to auction to be sold for slaughter. But it was illegal for her to tell the horses’ owners that she was finding them good homes, according to state police. Police said Lefever, 24, of Honeybrook, advertised herself as a horse rescue. In… Continue reading Woman charged with lying about rescuing horses, instead sending them to slaughter

New Holland Auction Report, Monday, November 3, 2008 (Pa)

By ANNE RUSSEK The following report is a result of the commitment and resolve of Suffolk Downs racetrack to follow through on their no slaughter policy. Sam Elliott, Vice President at Suffolk, is determined to do everything in his power to educate horseman that they must be responsible for the horses they race, and that… Continue reading New Holland Auction Report, Monday, November 3, 2008 (Pa)