New York Attorney General sues Foundation for retired racehorses

Grazing Thoroughbreds

This is a sad story, and shows what can happen to horses when humans make bad decisions. JOE DRAPE filed the following report for the New York Times: The New York attorney general Thursday sued the directors of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, one of the largest nonprofit organizations devoted to retired racehorses, saying they had… Continue reading New York Attorney General sues Foundation for retired racehorses

Bill Finley asks Who Will Save the Horses?

Tuesday's Horse have been dancing around on how to cover Joe Drape's reporting in the New York Times on the troubled Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF). We do not quarrel with Drape's action. Drape is right to expose any operation taking in millions of dollars to give sanctuary to off the track Thoroughbreds, who appear to… Continue reading Bill Finley asks Who Will Save the Horses?

Riding for Their Lives: The Tour de TRF

Cross-posted from ESPN Written by BILL FINLEY Mark Cramer likes lost causes, and in America's slaughterhouse-bound, retired racehorses, he has certainly found one. These are the rejects, the horses who are either too slow or too infirm to win a meaningful amount of money on the racetrack or be sent to a cushy life on… Continue reading Riding for Their Lives: The Tour de TRF

Four retired horses have new home, thanks to inmates and Suffolk Downs (US)

Cross-posted from Yahoo Sports By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP)—Four retired racehorses from Suffolk Downs moved into their new home on Tuesday, stepping into sawdust-covered stalls built for them by prison inmates at a 90-acre farm not far from the rocky coastline where the Pilgrims first stepped ashore. The horses will live… Continue reading Four retired horses have new home, thanks to inmates and Suffolk Downs (US)

Rescued thoroughbreds give hope, purpose to Va. inmates

By JANET CAGGIANO | Richmond Times-Dispatch | 13 Nov 2007 GOOCHLAND, Va. - Ryan Carroll is a marked man. "I know some people see me as nothing more than a felon," he said. The label means nothing to Kippy's Nancy. The rescued thoroughbred, after all, relies on Carroll for her survival. "We've become friends," Carroll… Continue reading Rescued thoroughbreds give hope, purpose to Va. inmates