Supporters of Kentucky SB 139 respond to their critics in Blood-Horse article

FRANKFORT, KY — Kentuckians please take action. In an article posted online by the Blood-Horse [1] it states: A Kentucky bill that would uniformly designate horses as livestock has been approved by both houses of the legislature and now awaits the signature of Gov. Matt Bevin. Once the legislation (SB 139) becomes law, it would provide… Continue reading Supporters of Kentucky SB 139 respond to their critics in Blood-Horse article

Off the Menu: Gourmet Dinner and Prime Cut survive Thoroughbred racing

With names such as "Gourmet Dinner" and "Prime Cut" one wonders whether this constitutes a deplorable sense of humor given the horrible fate that awaits many racehorses, or whether it is an earnest effort to make a compelling anti-slaughter statement intended to provoke public outcry and bring the slaughter issue to the forefront of racing.… Continue reading Off the Menu: Gourmet Dinner and Prime Cut survive Thoroughbred racing

The Meadowlands uncovers use of new performance-enhancing drug

THE MEADOWLANDS PRESS RELEASE RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY (January 8, 2014) -- For the past year, Meadowlands Racing & Entertainment has been conducting out-of-competition testing on horses racing at The Meadowlands, in part to determine if any trainers are using illegal substances, but also to gather information pertaining to what racehorses are being given prior to… Continue reading The Meadowlands uncovers use of new performance-enhancing drug

Trainers aren’t helping as drugs damage US horseracing

Cross-posted from the New York Times Jump to source article >> WRITTEN BY JOE DRAPE (Excerpted Here) The movement to restrict drugs and make the sport more humane to both the human and equine athletes has caught some wind. It took congressional hearings and national shaming, but state after state has followed the lead of… Continue reading Trainers aren’t helping as drugs damage US horseracing

After racehorse deaths at Fairmount, a trainer’s worst year

Cross-posted from St. Louis Today WRITTEN BY TODD FRANKEL Selected Excerpts COLLINSVILLE, Illinois -- Stall 67 was empty. It was being kept that way, a reminder of what went wrong. “Superstition,” horse trainer James R. Childers explained as he walked by the stalls that make up his stable on the backstretch at Fairmount Park Race… Continue reading After racehorse deaths at Fairmount, a trainer’s worst year

Jockey of Will Take Charge accused of using electronic device to win the Travers

Just when you think you have heard it all when it comes to cheating in American horse racing, now this. THE DAILY RACING FORM REPORTS SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The connections of Travers second-place finisher Moreno filed a complaint Friday with the New York State Gaming Commission alleging that Luis Saez, the rider of Travers… Continue reading Jockey of Will Take Charge accused of using electronic device to win the Travers