Horse deaths at Churchill Downs grows to eleven

Update: A total of 12 racehorses were killed at Churchill Downs. LOS ANGELES TIMES by John Cherwa | 26 May 2023 The horse death toll at Churchill Downs continued to grow Friday when Lost in Limbo, a 7-year-old gelding, was euthanized after breaking down in the seventh race. The horse was running in a claiming… Continue reading Horse deaths at Churchill Downs grows to eleven

Another dead racehorse. Baffert “devastated.”

“Devastated? You can't make this stuff up. Why is this man still being allowed to train and kill racehorses?” — Tuesday's Horse By Ben Church and Homero De la Fuente (CNN, May 20, 2023) — One of the horses in an undercard race before today’s Preakness Stakes, the Bob Baffert-trained Havnameltdown, has been euthanized, after… Continue reading Another dead racehorse. Baffert “devastated.”

Grand National protesters blamed for horse’s death & more

The 2023 Grand National was the 175th annual running of the Grand National horse race. It took place on Saturday 15 April 2023, at Aintree Racecourse near Liverpool, England, and where three horses were killed. "Ignorant" animal rights protesters are to blame for the death of Hill Sixteen during last Saturday's Grand National at Aintree,… Continue reading Grand National protesters blamed for horse’s death & more

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