Remember when Governor Newsom was all for closing down Santa Anita? Newsom has backtracked quite a bit, but nothing like he is doing now. Let us not trick ourselves into believing it's all about racetrack personnel. Where was his concern then? In an article dated March 20, 2020, entitled "Governor's office says Santa Anita can… Continue reading Governor’s office says Santa Anita can continue racing during coronavirus pandemic
Jane Allin's groundbreaking report on the doping of racehorses — "The Chemical Horse" — has been revised to update its citations. Allin's update coincides with the US House Subcommittee Hearing of the Horse Racing Integrity Act which would establish an anti-doping agency to oversee all horse racing (for an interim period anyway) to include Quarter… Continue reading The Chemical Horse, 2nd edition
We call for an end to U.S. horse racing because it is past reforming. The horse has bolted. Additionally, there appears to be no one in American horse racing genuinely interested in, or knowledgeable and capable of, reforming it. If we are wrong then show us who they are, what they purport to do and… Continue reading Why we call for an end to U.S. horse racing
We note a few quotes and write in response to a Horse Race Insider's article, "Note to Racing: No More Mixed Messages." Quote: "Aside from seeing an occasional news broadcast, the public has little to no interest in the game." We Say: Because horse racing has little to no interest in the public. This is… Continue reading Horse Race Insider’s Note to Racing: No More Mixed Messages
The drama surrounding Santa Anita, the current poster child for racetrack carnage in America, continues as those in and out of horse racing debate and comment. Commentators are citing things like the track surface, bad weather, how often horses are being pushed to race to fill cards to meet gambling quotas, as reasons for the… Continue reading Coverage of Santa Anita carnage rolls on
by SID GUSTAFSON Cross-posted from The Rail — The New York Times On-track pharmacies have the potential to restore racing integrity in America. The on-track pharmacy would be the only place drugs are allowed on the racetrack. The attending veterinarian examines a horse and prescribes a treatment. If medication is determined to be part of… Continue reading A solution to U.S. racehorse doping: On-track pharmacies?