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?
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
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?
Attorneys for Bob Baffert and the New York Racing Association wrapped up a hearing on Friday to help determine whether the trainer will receive a lengthy suspension. Henry Greenberg, representing NYRA, said during his closing argument that Baffert has caused harm to the sport of racing with his actions after Medina Spirit’s Kentucky Derby betamethasone… Continue reading Baffert’s NYRA hearing ends
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
When the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission reduced a two-year suspension to just 60 days for trainer Amber Cobb, who was found by Delaware Park's board of stewards to have “demonstrated cruelty to a horse in her care,” the Paulick Report was besieged with messages of outrage and disgust from a wide array of people in… Continue reading Tell Delaware to revoke training license of horse abuser Amber Cobb
There is always going to be a laundry list of killings in the US horse racing industry. We point out two reports. Saratoga America’s Joy, an unraced 3-year-old filly who sold in 2019 for more than $8 million, died [killed] Sunday morning due to a training incident at Saratoga. The daughter of American Pharoah sustained… Continue reading More dead racehorses
"It turns out that the 30-minute run a 2-year-old filly took Saturday on a Kentucky highway after shedding her jockey and bolting from a racetrack wasn’t the horse’s only terrifying experience of the weekend," reports the Washington Post on 22nd August. "Recovering from the trauma of a run that made national news and left her… Continue reading Racehorse that ran down a Kentucky highway is being treated for burns from a barn fire
HISA stands for Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (in case you are just now seeing it). Before we get to Natalie Voss's article on HISA (only she can unravel this mess), let's take a look at how the HISA website describes the Act: When the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (“HISA”) was signed into law… Continue reading When it comes to HISA, much of what we know is how much we don’t know
Reported by Casino.org (how appropriate) by Steve Bittenbender California horse racing received a major boost last week after several key stakeholders reached an agreement on a purse enhancement program. The accord between the Thoroughbred Owners of California, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, The Stronach Group’s 1/ST Racing, and TVG means $15 million more for purses over… Continue reading Pact bolsters California racing purses by $15M, horse owners eye sports betting for more