Outrage continues over Cobb’s videoed racehorse whipping

Please see Take Action at end of post! Dr. Bryan Langlois, Past President, Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, in an open letter to the Editor of horseracing's Paulick Report regarding the whipping abuse of a racehorse by Amber Cobb and caught on video, states in part: I, like everyone else who has seen it, was utterly… Continue reading Outrage continues over Cobb’s videoed racehorse whipping

Legalities re Medina Spirit DQ and Baffert 2 yr suspension by Churchill Downs (video)

What legal standing does Churchill Downs have to banish Baffert, since it is not a regulatory agency? What are the Hall of Fame trainer's options and how have the courts ruled on similar actions by track owners? What happens next with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, now that a test of the split sample from… Continue reading Legalities re Medina Spirit DQ and Baffert 2 yr suspension by Churchill Downs (video)

California Horse Racing Board will not suspend Baffert’s license without due process

PAULICK REPORT PRESS RELEASE | 5/24/21 — The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) is aware of the situation surrounding Bob Baffert and the alleged positive relative to the Kentucky Derby. Racetracks in Kentucky and New York have temporarily precluded Mr. Baffert from entering horses and/or using stalls. To date, the regulatory bodies in those two… Continue reading California Horse Racing Board will not suspend Baffert’s license without due process

Will Baffert get away unscathed…again?

Twitter is alive with Baffert tweets. No surprise there. Not much support out there for him in or out of horse racing this time around. Perhaps horse racing is at long last finally fed up with Baffert and the damage he has done. Not that he stands alone in that department. There are plenty of… Continue reading Will Baffert get away unscathed…again?

Racehorse death by numbers

Dead Australian Racehorse, Pride of Westbury. By Horse Racing Kills.

Let's take a look at the numbers reported regarding racehorse deaths. The following quote started us wondering. “Over the past decade, an average of more than 600 thoroughbreds a year have died because of racing,” according to research by the USA TODAY Network and published October 31, 2019. That number seems low to us. It is… Continue reading Racehorse death by numbers

Response to “Bramlage: racing and training 2-yo’s reduces their risk of injury”

Over the shoulder portrait of a beautiful horse. Shutterstock/Svetlana Ryazantseva.

When we saw the title of this article on the Paulick Report we knew we were not going to like what it contained because of the use of Bramlage. Really? Paulick is so much smarter than that, so not sure what is going on there. Natalie Voss? Well, she's a very good writer. It is… Continue reading Response to “Bramlage: racing and training 2-yo’s reduces their risk of injury”

More fairy stories from Calif Horse Racing Board

Mongolian Groom. Sports Illustrated image.

"No illegal medications or procedures were uncovered, mirroring an independent report of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, which found no criminal wrongdoing". What? These people are (fill in the blank) unbelievable. Read on (if you have the stomach for it). The Paulick Report tell us: The California Horse Racing Board has issued its… Continue reading More fairy stories from Calif Horse Racing Board

Star Plus arrives at Old Friends haven for retired Thoroughbreds

Star Plus pointing his toe to win. PR image.

Zippy Chippy is not the only star shining brightly at Old Friends haven for retired Thoroughbreds in Georgetown, Kentucky. Star Plus is right there with him. We are so delighted and relieved to read in a newsletter written by Michael Blowen and posted on Facebook July 30, 2012: We recently added to new retirees from… Continue reading Star Plus arrives at Old Friends haven for retired Thoroughbreds

Peace at last for Star Plus; injured Thoroughbred off the track and retired to Old Friends

Star Plus pointing his toe to win. PR image.

The Paulick Report posts the following on "Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday": Today I have much better news to report. Star Plus has been purchased back by Earle I. Mack, who imported the son of Alpha Plus from his native Argentine and raced him in allowance and stakes company from 2008-10, when his career… Continue reading Peace at last for Star Plus; injured Thoroughbred off the track and retired to Old Friends

Paulick highlights petition to have Star Plus retired

Horse Racing chronicler Ray Paulick

Horse racing chronicler Ray Paulick of the Paulick Report today highlights a petition to have Star Plus retired, truly retired. Paulick posts the following: A group of people "who care about Star Plus" has started an online petition to have the horse retired. This petition was not launched by the Paulick Report but was created… Continue reading Paulick highlights petition to have Star Plus retired