One boy latched on to a horse as he said they both had nowhere else to go

THE RACING POST | ENGLAND | 14 SEPT 22 Fox Norton has a new career – not that you would know it seeing him relax among a herd of horses. In a sea of bays and fly rugs, to the untrained eye the Melling Chase winner is hard to spot. Yet Helen Yeadon has no difficulty… Continue reading One boy latched on to a horse as he said they both had nowhere else to go

Thousands of racehorses are slaughtered for human consumption in Ireland

Including hundreds of foals Updated: 12.30 pm EST VIA IRISH SUN NEWSPAPER » THOROUGHBRED foals produced for the horseracing industry are being slaughtered for human consumption when they are less than one year old, new figures have revealed. They were among more than 3,000 racehorses killed in Irish meat factories since 2020, according to information… Continue reading Thousands of racehorses are slaughtered for human consumption in Ireland

Two horse racing participants suspended after investigation into photos of possible electronic ‘jigger’ use

ABC AU NEWS | QUEENSLAND » Queensland racing authorities have suspended the licenses of two thoroughbred horse racing participants. It comes after a photo was widely circulated allegedly depicting a jockey holding an object in his hand that looks similar to a jigger at Birdsville race track on Tuesday. Training has been underway in the… Continue reading Two horse racing participants suspended after investigation into photos of possible electronic ‘jigger’ use

Baffert hearing update in Medina Spirit doping case

Thoroughbred racehorse cheater and doper, trainer Bob Baffert.

We have been covering the Hearing from the beginning. We are weary of it. But, since we started, we must finish. Horse Racing Nation has the best coverage, and we only quote from the best. They write: Trainer Bob Baffert was expected back on the stand as soon as Monday, the fifth day of his… Continue reading Baffert hearing update in Medina Spirit doping case

2 racehorses killed Sunday at Saratoga

Researchers say over time horse side toes may have been lost to help them move faster and more efficiently. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

CBS Chanel 6 Albany reports: SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (WRGB) — The death of two horses were reported over the weekend on the NYS Gaming Commission website. A Cut Ahead 20, trained by Leah Hyarmati, was euthanized on the track after sustaining a injury while "breezing" on August 21st. My Girl Lexi was vanned off the track… Continue reading 2 racehorses killed Sunday at Saratoga

Injunction Halts Implementation of HISA Rules in LA, WV

HISA refers to the “Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act.” This Act creates a Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (“Authority”) as a private self-regulatory organization. The Authority must develop rules related to horseracing, including anti-doping, medication control and racetrack safety rules. Predictably, it is already in trouble. REUTERS reports: (Reuters) — A federal judge on Tuesday… Continue reading Injunction Halts Implementation of HISA Rules in LA, WV

NY scientific expert found Otomax in Medina Spirits’ post race urine

Medina Spirit's KY Derby Participation 'Folly' Scientist says horse should not have been allowed to run after treatment with Otomax. THE BLOODHORSE reports: (28 June 22, 1:04 pm) — Dr. George Maylin, a New York scientific expert who tested post-race urine from Medina Spirit  after the 2021 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) at Churchill Downs and reported… Continue reading NY scientific expert found Otomax in Medina Spirits’ post race urine

Five Kentucky Derby winners: Where are they now?

We came across a Paulick Report article that has a “where are they now and what are they doing” list of Kentucky Derby winners. We chose five. Funny Cide (2003) When Funny Cide (Distorted Humor) won the 2003 Kentucky Derby, he was the first gelding to do so since Clyde Van Dusen (Man o' War)… Continue reading Five Kentucky Derby winners: Where are they now?

Baffert and Racing and HISA, oh my

Vivian was preparing to write an update on the ongoing troubles of racehorse trainer Bob Baffert — that Baffert's “get out of jail card” may no longer be what it used to be. Then she saw Barry Irwin's interesting article on the Paulick Report, where Mr. Erwin generously explains and analyzes Baffert's woes — from… Continue reading Baffert and Racing and HISA, oh my

What happened to the Baffert Kentucky Derby drug hearing?

The Lexington Herald Leader reports: If you’ve been waiting on pins and needles for an official ruling from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission in the Medina Spirit drug case, you’re going to have to wait a bit longer. A hearing originally scheduled for Feb. 7 with Kentucky racing stewards over the 2021 Kentucky Derby winner’s… Continue reading What happened to the Baffert Kentucky Derby drug hearing?