5th Circuit denies HISA’s request to vacate ruling against it

• Read full article at The Blood-Horse » The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Jan. 31 denying a request by the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority to vacate a previous determination that the Authority's power was unconstitutional. The ruling is the latest addition to a lengthy civil court battle led by the… Continue reading 5th Circuit denies HISA’s request to vacate ruling against it

Martin: HISA Needs A Rewrite, Not A Midnight Quick Fix

by Press Release | 6 Dec 22 “Don't make the same mistake twice,” ARCI President Ed Martin said in reaction to reports that Senator Mitch McConnell will make an effort to slip changes to the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA) in to the Defense Appropriations Bill or Omnibus Spending bill. “Such a move would… Continue reading Martin: HISA Needs A Rewrite, Not A Midnight Quick Fix

Golden Horses

The Akhal Tekes, which originate from desert areas around Turkmenistan, are known as the “Golden Horses” and thought to be one of the oldest horse breeds in the world. Their coats have a metallic sheen due to a particular genetic characteristic whereby their hair follicles are hollow, thereby reflecting the light. Their conformation is distinctly… Continue reading Golden Horses

California upholds reciprocity of Baffert suspension

This just in. The Blood Horse reports: California stewards April 2 upheld the reciprocity of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission suspension of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, a standard practice for racing jurisdictions across the country. The reciprocity ruling, issued by Santa Anita Park stewards Luis Jauregui, Will Meyers, and Kim Sawyer and released… Continue reading California upholds reciprocity of Baffert suspension

The tortured life and death of Creative Plan

Updated 19 Feb. 22; 6:12 am est. The news of racehorse Creative Plan's tortured life and death sickens us beyond words. We have been dealing with racehorse abuse and killing for more than 20 years. "The story of this horse stunned us to such a degree that we agreed unanimously to demand the abolishment of… Continue reading The tortured life and death of Creative Plan

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