Four racehorses dead on opening day at Rillito

"You know what, it's [a] sadness you don't get over," Rillito Racetrack General Manager Mike Weiss said. "But I'm excited for next weekend." TV station KVOA report that four race horses are dead following 2022's first weekend of racing at Tucson's famed horse track, Rillito Park. According to the Rillito Racing Management Team, two horses… Continue reading Four racehorses dead on opening day at Rillito

4-yr old filly disappoints Santa Anita by dying

Santa Anita Entry Gate. By David McNew. Getty Images.

It heinous that racehorse deaths are continuously glossed over, and glossed over they are. It is almost equally heinous that local news outlets are reporting that racehorses are being killed, but occasionally not as many, so we should applaud horse racing for that. The unmitigated gall. CBS Los Angeles writes: QUOTE A 4-year-old filly died… Continue reading 4-yr old filly disappoints Santa Anita by dying

Racing kills horses at an alarming rate

Eight Belles is euthanized on the track after crashing down on her chest when both of her front legs shattered following the finish of the 2008 Kentucky Derby.

Let's take California horse racing as an example. As of June 2021, a reported total of 74 horses in the care of trainer Bob Baffert were killed since the year 2000. This is according to records compiled by the Washington Post and released in a lengthy article on Friday, June 18th. When factoring in the number of… Continue reading Racing kills horses at an alarming rate