The end of the line for Monzante: A horse betrayed

Gr. 1 winner Monzante powers home to get his fourth US victory, Santa Anita, 2010. Photo:

WRITTEN BY JANE ALLIN Just about everyone made money off Monzante, a gelding by champion Maria’s Mon out of the stakes winning Danzante, by champion sire Danzig. Monzante was foaled April 28, 2004, in Kentucky, and died on Saturday, July 20, 2013, five years to the day after his greatest racing triumph, in the Grade… Continue reading The end of the line for Monzante: A horse betrayed

Eight Belles still haunts racing (US)

Cross-posted from The Gazette, Schenectady, New York By MIKE MacADAM | Gazette Reporter | 19 Oct 2008 With the Breeders’ Cup fast approaching, the two big unsolved horse racing mysteries of 2008 remain: Why did Big Brown bomb in the Belmont Stakes? Why did Eight Belles break both front legs in the moments after the… Continue reading Eight Belles still haunts racing (US)

Whipping beaten horses barbaric (AU)

Cross-posted from The Australian By PATRICK SMITH | October 21, 2008 NONE of what follows is criticism of jockey Craig Newitt. But it is a savaging of an industry and sport in which Newitt is prominent and the welfare of animals plays a secondary role in the pursuit of prizemoney and gambling. We should all… Continue reading Whipping beaten horses barbaric (AU)