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?
Cross-posted from BloodHorse.com Written and Reported by ERIC MITCHELL California racing saw a sharp increase last year in the number of fatalities due to cardiac failures. Eleven horses were reported as having died in this manner during fiscal year 2012 (July 1 through June 30) compared with six for the same period in 2011 and… Continue reading Baffert horses big part of sudden death spike
Today the US Congress is hearing testimony into horse racing by invited members of the industry, or might we say, the ones who accepted their invitation. That's not all. Today the New York Times publishes another blockbuster report on US horse racing called "Big Purses, Sore Horses, and Death". Written by Joe Drape, Walt Bogdanich,… Continue reading New York Times exposes fatal results of drugging Thoroughbreds as Congress debates horse racing
Vickery Eckhoff, writing for Forbes, states: HBO may be “heartbroken” about the demise of “Luck” but if Matthew Chew, Heidi Agnic, DVM, and David Milch are found to have violated any laws, they may have plenty more to cry about. Necropsy reports and eyewitness accounts reveal that recently cancelled HBO series "Luck" ran old, unfit,… Continue reading Necropsy results from horses killed in HBO series “Luck” may result in charges
The deaths of two horses and injuries overshadowed racing at Hollywood Park on Saturday. In the $100,000 Vernon O. Underwood Stakes won by Pacific Ocean, runner-up Irrefutable collapsed and died just after he was unsaddled. Track officials said the 5-year-old, one of three horses in the race for trainer Bob Baffert, probably had a heart… Continue reading Horses injured and two die at Hollywood Park