Horse Racing Integrity: The Owners

By VIVIAN GRANT FARRELL I don't think it would be unfair to say that horse racing is in an ever increasing state of crisis. That means the horses are also. Racehorses are bred, used and disposed of at an alarming rate. They are drugged, their bodies manipulated in grotesque ways from the moment they are… Continue reading Horse Racing Integrity: The Owners

I’ll Have Another scratched due to injury, loses chance at the Triple Crown

2012 Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another retired. CNN image.

UPDATE -- I'll Have Another will not lead the post parade for the Belmont Stakes as originally planned. Instead, the NYRA will hold a retirement ceremony for the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner after the running of the Woodford Reserve Manhattan so fans can see him and pay tribute. JOE DRAPE, writing for The Rail… Continue reading I’ll Have Another scratched due to injury, loses chance at the Triple Crown

Penny Chenery speaks out on horse racing, drugs and the Triple Crown

Penny Chenery. Image R J Sangosti / Denver Post.

UPDATED 9:17 pm EST "I think it is regrettable. And it isn't the horse's fault and this is probably a very good horse. I don't know Mr. Reddam personally but I think he should be embarrassed that the trainer he has chosen does not have a clean record." So states Penny Chenery, referring to the… Continue reading Penny Chenery speaks out on horse racing, drugs and the Triple Crown

I’ll Have Another . . . shock wave therapy treatment please

I'll Have Another wins the 2012 Ky Derby. Matthew Stockman / Getty Images.

Written by JANE ALLIN News of this year’s Kentucky Derby winner, I’ll Have Another, undergoing extracorporeal (outside the body) shock wave therapy (ESWT) on his back shortly before the race drew some speculation as to the objective of this strategy. Apparently there was nothing wrong with the horse, at least according to his owner, Paul… Continue reading I’ll Have Another . . . shock wave therapy treatment please