Colt dies as racehorse fatalities mount up at Los Alamitos

Racehorses out on the track at dawn, Los Alamitos. Associated Press image.

CBS News reports the following on July 26, 2022: Another horse has died in a training accident at Los Alamitos, state horse racing officials announced. Rapacious, who died Tuesday, July 26, 2022, was an unraced 2-year-old colt trained by Bob Baffert, according to the California Horse Racing Board. Rapacious is the tenth racehorse to die… Continue reading Colt dies as racehorse fatalities mount up at Los Alamitos

Two more horses killed at Los Alamitos

Los Alamitos empty gate. Howard Lipin / San Diego Union-Tribune.

How long? How long . . . and what will it take to start shutting down these assembly line horse killers? ESPN reports via The Associated Press: LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. — Two horses have died after suffering racing injuries at Los Alamitos, which was put on probation by the California Horse Racing Board after a… Continue reading Two more horses killed at Los Alamitos

Anger at Winston Peters’ $72.5 million bail out package leads to petition against Gov’t funding of racing industry

New Zealand's Winston Peters

STUFF.CO.NZ | by Matt Kermeen (May 24, 2020) — As the racing industry continues to toast a mega-million dollar financial shot in the arm, New Zealand animal welfare groups are outraged, shocked and angry over the taxpayer-funded bailout. So much so, the Coalition for The Protection of Racehorses has started a petition it plans to send to Prime Minister Jacinda… Continue reading Anger at Winston Peters’ $72.5 million bail out package leads to petition against Gov’t funding of racing industry

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

Horse dies at Belmont while wearing nasal strip

Two days after New York State authorized changes to their rules allowing Thoroughbreds to wear nasal breathing strips during races, a horse named See the Music died wearing one. California Chrome made the nasal breathing strips famous after winning both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes while wearing one. Up until last week, the New… Continue reading Horse dies at Belmont while wearing nasal strip

Horse’s death latest black eye for Churchill Downs

Cross-posted from USA Today LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — When California Chrome crosses the finish line in the Belmont Stakes next month, win or lose, his bid for a Triple Crown will be over and horse racing will begin its annual retreat from the mainstream. For once, that could come as a relief to the people… Continue reading Horse’s death latest black eye for Churchill Downs

Deadly to Horses: The Baffert Effect – Part 2

BY JANE ALLIN -- Continued from Part 1 WHAT TO MAKE OF ALL THIS? Since the sudden deaths of the seven horses there has been much speculation with regard to the root cause of these deaths, more so now that the results, in effect, have been reported to be inconclusive thereby absolving Baffert of any… Continue reading Deadly to Horses: The Baffert Effect – Part 2

Fatality rate for U.S. racehorses 2009-2012 released

CROSS-POSTED FROM EQUINEWS.COM Written by Kentucky Equine Research Staff Source link: http://www.equinews.com/article/fatality-rate-racehorses After completing four years of data collection through the Equine Injury Database, The Jockey Club has released an updated fatality rate for Thoroughbred racehorses in North America. The figures reflect only racing injuries that result in the horse’s death within 72 hours of… Continue reading Fatality rate for U.S. racehorses 2009-2012 released

California reports racehorse fatalities rose 5% for 2011-2012

Cross-posted from Daily Racing Form WRITTEN BY STEVE ANDERSEN Equine fatalities rose by 5 percent at California racetracks for a 12-month period ending last June, with a significant rise in training deaths at Santa Anita. The data was released on Friday by the California Horse Racing Board as part of an annual review of racing… Continue reading California reports racehorse fatalities rose 5% for 2011-2012

U.S. horse racing continues to lose

A racehorse is jogged on synthetic surface at Santa Anita. Image by Al Seib / LA times.

U.S. horse racing continues to lose horses and relevance. In case no one in the industry has noticed, the two go hand in hand. This brings to mind the recent article written by Eric Mitchell for the Blood-Horse regarding the recent racehorse welfare and safety summit. Mitchell starts with: Recently completed at Keeneland is what… Continue reading U.S. horse racing continues to lose