Three horses injured during non-betting steeplechase die at Saratoga

Horse jumps during steeplechase at Saratoga. Image by Skip Dickstein / Times Union.

The Associated Press reports: SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Three horses have been euthanized after suffering injuries during non-betting steeplechase races held at Saratoga Race Course's annual open house. National Steeplechase Association Director of Racing Bill Gallo says the injuries occurred separately in each of the first three races during last weekend's 32nd-annual event. Two of… Continue reading Three horses injured during non-betting steeplechase die at Saratoga

Grand National – Time to ban this cruellest of sports?

Guest Commentary Cross-posted from The Scotland Herald (with permission) So what did you do last weekend? Put a bet on the Grand National by any chance? Perhaps you won the sweep in the office and are a few quid up (lucky you: what are you going to spend the money on?) or maybe you just… Continue reading Grand National – Time to ban this cruellest of sports?