More Santa Anita killings

Three lit candles against black background.

Another racehorse died Saturday at Santa Anita Park, making it the second horse to be euthanized at the park in two days. The 5-year-old gelding, Uncontainable, was "humanely euthanized" after suffering a fractured right front ankle, according to an incident alert on the race track's website. Another horse, a 6-year-old gelding named Harliss, was also… Continue reading More Santa Anita killings

Quote of the Day

Dead racehorse. Source: Pinterest.

“In general treatments designed to repair a horse's injuries and to alleviate [his] suffering are now often used to get the animal out onto the track to compete — to force the animal, like some punch drunk fighter, to make just one more round.” — Greg Ferraro SOURCE TDN Magazine; May 2, 2013; p. 6… Continue reading Quote of the Day

4th horse killed at Del Mar

Blinkered racehorse closeup. Photographer not specified.

Fox News reports: DEL MAR, Calif. — A 3-year-old racehorse was euthanized after a training injury in Del Mar, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club confirmed Monday. The 3-year-old filly, Bri Bri, suffered a serious pelvis injury, officials said. They did not immediately clarify when the injury occurred. "Del Mar has implemented a series of safety… Continue reading 4th horse killed at Del Mar

Rep. Paul Tonko promotes H.R.1754 at Saratoga

Racehorse tied in stall.

Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) spoke at Saratoga Racecourse promoting the Horseracing Integrity Act (H.R.1754), gifting us with an interesting poster. It was on the front of the stand Tonko was speaking from. A link to a pdf version was also available for download online. Number 1 under the subtitle “The Horseracing Integrity Act”, it reads:… Continue reading Rep. Paul Tonko promotes H.R.1754 at Saratoga

Horse racing kills in Australia

Jockey tries to hold an Australian steady up who has a badly fractured foreleg.

From the Australian "Death Watch" report at the Horse Racing Kills website: For a one year period from 1 August 2017 to 31 July 2018, the Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses has collected data from the stewards reports from every state and territory in Australia, compiling a detailed report of the horses who have… Continue reading Horse racing kills in Australia

1953 dead racehorses in 4525 days in the UK

Thoroughbred Eye Photographic Print from Etsy.

Death and disarray on the racetrack seems to know no bounds. The numbers in the title of this post are what you find when visiting the UK based Animal Aid's Race Horse Death Watch page. They describe their mission: Animal Aid's Race Horse Death Watch was launched during the 2007 Cheltenham Festival. Its purpose is to… Continue reading 1953 dead racehorses in 4525 days in the UK

Thoroughbred Industry Organizations’ Statements On Current Crisis

Horses jump out the gate at Del Mar racetrack in California. Unattributed Google search result.

The Ray Paulick Report post entitled, "Thoroughbred Industry Organizations’ Statements On Current Crisis", was published yesterday evening. Mr. Paulick put it to horse racing stakeholders this way: Paulick email: In recent weeks, I've been approached and contacted by numerous people whose livelihoods depend on the Thoroughbred industry, telling me they fear for the industry's future, and… Continue reading Thoroughbred Industry Organizations’ Statements On Current Crisis

29 U.S. Reps from California betray racehorses

Blinkered racehorse closeup. Photographer not specified.

H.R.1754 (the Horseracing Integrity Act) is a shockingly bad bill for racehorses and will change nothing except put a handful of horse racing's drug kings in charge of racehorse doping across the entire U.S. instead of simply their own backyard. Imagine a scenario such as this, someone like the totally unscrupulous Bob Baffert, who ranked… Continue reading 29 U.S. Reps from California betray racehorses

Hollendorfer wins his lawsuit to return to racing

Jerry Hollendorfer racehorse trainer, killer and doper. Racing Post image.

Sometimes there seems little justice in life, but was trainer Jerry Hollendorfer made the poster boy for the rash of racecourse deaths in the killing fields of California racing? He was asked to take his horses and move out of Santa Anita following the reported 30 deaths that caught national headlines, and some of which… Continue reading Hollendorfer wins his lawsuit to return to racing

Take Action for Racehorses — Oppose H.R. 1754

Dr. Sheila Lyons, DVM, the founder and director of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, writing about H.R. 1754 (The Horse Racing Integrity Act), warns of the following. It mirrors our thinking and also the reason we object to this bill and are lobbying so strongly against it. "This proposed legislation ultimately… Continue reading Take Action for Racehorses — Oppose H.R. 1754