Twitter is alive with Baffert tweets. No surprise there. Not much support out there for him in or out of horse racing this time around. Perhaps horse racing is at long last finally fed up with Baffert and the damage he has done. Not that he stands alone in that department. There are plenty of… Continue reading Will Baffert get away unscathed…again?
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
More tragedy on an American racetrack, this time killing a horse and a rider. Social media pundits who cover horse racing in America have become as repugnant as horse racing itself. But this particular piece of coverage is the recent winner of the "You Disgust Me" Stakes. Patrick Battuello of Horse Racing Wrongs brings the… Continue reading C’mon Paulick — Who’s really killing who in horse racing?
Ray Paulick of the Paulick Report asks the $15,000 question: How does a horse get an elevated carbon dioxide level without being administered a “milkshake,” a procedure that involves tubing a mixture of baking soda, water, and possibly other substances into a horse’s stomach four to six hours before a race? The question is in… Continue reading Ray Paulick asks when is a ‘milkshake’ not a milkshake. In horse racing.
A subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce will conduct a hearing on health and safety issues in horse racing April 30. The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. The last congressional hearing on horse racing was held in June 2008 and dealt with similar issues, including equine medication. WITNESS LIST… Continue reading Witness list for congressional hearing on raceday medications
The Paulick Report posts the following on "Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday": Today I have much better news to report. Star Plus has been purchased back by Earle I. Mack, who imported the son of Alpha Plus from his native Argentine and raced him in allowance and stakes company from 2008-10, when his career… Continue reading Peace at last for Star Plus; injured Thoroughbred off the track and retired to Old Friends
A broad-based group of Thoroughbred industry stakeholders announced today the establishment of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA)—an organization designed to serve as both the accrediting body for aftercare facilities that care for Thoroughbreds following the conclusion of their racing careers and a fundraising body to support these approved facilities. Funded initially by seed money from… Continue reading Industry groups create Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
Ray Paulick writes the following in a post for the Paulick Report: On Friday, I suggested that time is running out for the industry to act on the long-neglected issue of Thoroughbred aftercare. On almost a weekly basis, our industry is being smeared, deservedly or not, by heartless cruelty to horses by what I can… Continue reading Thoroughbred aftercare: a new legacy for Barbaro
Ray Paulick of the Paulick Report posted this today: Yesterday we broke the news of Kelsey Lefever, a 24-year-old woman who has allegedly been misrepresenting her intentions of finding a new home for retired racehorses in Pennsylvania and taking them to kill-buyers instead. and further Earlier today, we reported Great Scott Farm fired Lefever from… Continue reading LeFever case: Paulick calls for ideas to prevent it
You have to love a guy who exposes the grisly underbelly of the industry he works in on their big red carpet award day. I refer to Ray Paulick who posted a report today on underhanded horse slaughter practices going on in and around a Pennsylvania racecourse (that just happens to be a short jog… Continue reading Every one of them is dead: racehorse slaughter