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