Wild On Ice euthanized after injury during Kentucky Derby prep

SOURCE: by Felix F. Chavez | El Paso Times WILD ON ICE was euthanized Thursday morning after suffering an injury to his left hind leg during training Thursday at Churchill Downs in Louisville in preparation for the Kentucky Derby, the horse's owner Frank Sumpter confirmed. The 3-year-old Texas-bred breezed five furlongs in 1 minute, 1.40… Continue reading Wild On Ice euthanized after injury during Kentucky Derby prep

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

Melbourne Cup remains controversial

The Melbourne Cup is an annual horse race first held in 1861. It is the most important Australian Thoroughbred race of the year and according to many, and one of the most prestigious races in the world. “The Melbourne Cup’s reputation may be a little scratched but plenty of Australians still like to give it… Continue reading Melbourne Cup remains controversial

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