PETA launches horseracing abuse whistleblower hotline

PETA writes on their website: PETA has been inundated with tips over the past two years alerting us to unethical and illegal activities in horse racing. This is why we now offer a whistleblower hotline for workers who have witnessed or know about cruelty to animals or other illegal activities involving horses used for racing… Continue reading PETA launches horseracing abuse whistleblower hotline

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

The Baffert-tarnished but still lustrous resume of Gamine

“Heavily favored Gamine (1-5) added to her glowing resume with a 10-length romp in the $200,000, Grade 2 Great Lady M Stakes on Monday, the final day of the summer meet at Los Alamitos,’’ reported Horse Racing Nation on July 5th, 2021. HRN continues, “Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert for owner Michael L.… Continue reading The Baffert-tarnished but still lustrous resume of Gamine

Is ending horse racing within our power?

Racehorse in red hood. The Horse magazine online.

In an article entitled "My Turn: It's not all mint juleps and fancy hats", for the May 5, 2021 Opinion Column of the Concord Monitor, Emily Murphy writes: Ending horse racing is within our power. Look to greyhound racing for proof of that. Only three states now have greyhound tracks. After a long awareness campaign… Continue reading Is ending horse racing within our power?

Baffert attorney claims human back pain patch caused drug positives for Gamine, Charlatan

RAY'S PADDOCK, PAULICK REPORT. 6 Jul. 20 — QUOTE. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert claims that two horses in his barn were “unknowingly and innocently exposed” to a banned substance that wound up in their post-race test samples from May 2 at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. Information leaked from initial testing by… Continue reading Baffert attorney claims human back pain patch caused drug positives for Gamine, Charlatan

Forgotten Side of the Salix Debate: The Calcium Connection

WRITTEN BY JANE ALLIN It seems a day does not go by without some reference to drugs and breakdowns in the world of horse racing here in North America. While it is unambiguous that a drug culture permeates America’s racetracks where horses are over-medicated with the misaligned intent of keeping them on the track without… Continue reading Forgotten Side of the Salix Debate: The Calcium Connection

Illegal horse races, cruelty, investigated in central California

Two horses race in the dirt.

Update: The video report on this investigation is available for viewing at http://www.kcra.com/video/30385650/detail.html We are occasionally rebuked for cross-posting more than our considered fair share of a news report, and this is the reason we do take a few liberties here and there with an extra paragraph or two. News stories disappear, and so does… Continue reading Illegal horse races, cruelty, investigated in central California