New information extends racehorse abuser Amanda Cobb’s suspension

The BloodHorse magazine reports: Ten days before Mid-Atlantic trainer Amber Cobb would have served out a 60-day suspension for abusing a horse in her care, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission extended that suspension [on] Sept. 10. "After receiving new information, the stewards summarily suspended Amber Cobb, which means she cannot operate in Delaware until she's… Continue reading New information extends racehorse abuser Amanda Cobb’s suspension

Racehorse that ran down a Kentucky highway is being treated for burns from a barn fire

"It turns out that the 30-minute run a 2-year-old filly took Saturday on a Kentucky highway after shedding her jockey and bolting from a racetrack wasn’t the horse’s only terrifying experience of the weekend," reports the Washington Post on 22nd August. "Recovering from the trauma of a run that made national news and left her… Continue reading Racehorse that ran down a Kentucky highway is being treated for burns from a barn fire

Filly Shesgotattitude dead at two

Researchers say over time horse side toes may have been lost to help them move faster and more efficiently. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

Fox News San Diego reports that a 2-year-old filly who had been flown in from Kentucky to run in the Sorrento Stakes died at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club after flipping over backward while walking from the stable area to the receiving barn before the race. This was confirmed by state horse racing officials on… Continue reading Filly Shesgotattitude dead at two

Jockey Club weighs in on Baffert vs NYRA

Attorney Susan Phillips Read has filed a request on behalf of The Jockey Club to provide an amicus brief in the civil lawsuit filed by trainer Bob Baffert against the New York Racing Association, reports BloodHorse.com. An amicus brief is provided by a person or entity who is not a party to a case who assists… Continue reading Jockey Club weighs in on Baffert vs NYRA

No final ruling in Baffert lawsuit, urine will be tested

HORSE RACING NATION reports that :— Franklin Circuit Court judge Thomas Wingate did not issue a final ruling at Friday’s hearing as the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission and attorneys for Zedan Racing Stables and Bob Baffert argued as to what quantity of Medina Spirit’s urine sample should be sent to a lab for further testing.… Continue reading No final ruling in Baffert lawsuit, urine will be tested

Will Baffert get away unscathed…again?

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?

Leading Wagga trainer Trevor Sutherland banned for three years over retired racehorses being destroyed

Leading Wagga Wagga Trainer Trevor Sutherland banned for three years for the deaths of two retired racehorses.

NEW SOUTH WALES (Australia) — A NSW racehorse trainer has been banned for three years after two retired thoroughbreds, he says he thought he was re-homing for equine purposes, were slaughtered, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. Leading Wagga trainer Trevor Sutherland was handed the penalty at a stewards inquiry on Tuesday. He has already… Continue reading Leading Wagga trainer Trevor Sutherland banned for three years over retired racehorses being destroyed

Retired racehorses in W. Australia get passport system

RWWA. Retired racehorse program for off the track Thoroughbreds, Western Australia.

Control initiative is stepped up WESTERN AUSTRALIA — In an important welfare initiative, retired racehorses in Western Australia are now able to be tracked via a new horse passport system was recently unveiled by RWWA (Racing and Wagering Western Australia) Forming a significant part of an overhaul of WA’s thoroughbred industry, thewest.com.au reports that “financial… Continue reading Retired racehorses in W. Australia get passport system

Substance charges laid following Queensland stewards probe

Horse Racing Queensland, Australia.

AAP | nine.com.au | (23 Jun. 20) — Queensland stewards have charged 15 people, including 13 trainers, with buying unregistered substances after a state wide investigation over the past two months. In a statement on Wednesday morning, the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission said it had informed 13 thoroughbred trainers, one stable hand and one jockey… Continue reading Substance charges laid following Queensland stewards probe

Venezuelans outraged by slaughter of racehorse for food

Venezuela racehorse slaughtered.

REPORTED BY THE NEW YORK POST (Jun. 13, 2020) — The grisly slaughter of a beloved racehorse is shining a light on just how desperate Venezuelans are for food as they struggle to survive their country’s economic collapse. Ocean Bay, who galloped away with Venezuela’s most prestigious titles, was stolen and butchered Monday, sparking outrage… Continue reading Venezuelans outraged by slaughter of racehorse for food