Emergency horse racing summit called after 12 horses dead at Churchill Downs

Eight Belles is euthanized on the track after crashing down on her chest when both of her front legs shattered following the finish of the 2008 Kentucky Derby.

By Erick Richter | NY Post | Link to source | Or jump to We Say section UPDATE: Churchill Downs moves spring meet, cancels races in wake of horse deaths.Churchill Downs said that the track will go dark after Sunday racing. • View / Read Report at WLKY » Mass changes could finally be coming… Continue reading Emergency horse racing summit called after 12 horses dead at Churchill Downs

Wild On Ice euthanized after injury during Kentucky Derby prep

SOURCE: by Felix F. Chavez | El Paso Times WILD ON ICE was euthanized Thursday morning after suffering an injury to his left hind leg during training Thursday at Churchill Downs in Louisville in preparation for the Kentucky Derby, the horse's owner Frank Sumpter confirmed. The 3-year-old Texas-bred breezed five furlongs in 1 minute, 1.40… Continue reading Wild On Ice euthanized after injury during Kentucky Derby prep

One boy latched on to a horse as he said they both had nowhere else to go

THE RACING POST | ENGLAND | 14 SEPT 22 Fox Norton has a new career – not that you would know it seeing him relax among a herd of horses. In a sea of bays and fly rugs, to the untrained eye the Melling Chase winner is hard to spot. Yet Helen Yeadon has no difficulty… Continue reading One boy latched on to a horse as he said they both had nowhere else to go

Five Kentucky Derby winners: Where are they now?

We came across a Paulick Report article that has a “where are they now and what are they doing” list of Kentucky Derby winners. We chose five. Funny Cide (2003) When Funny Cide (Distorted Humor) won the 2003 Kentucky Derby, he was the first gelding to do so since Clyde Van Dusen (Man o' War)… Continue reading Five Kentucky Derby winners: Where are they now?

Racing: New KY medication rules

Syringe. Horse. Image by Anne Eberhard.

THE BLOODHORSE reports: With new equine medication rules expected to go into effect the evening of Aug. 25, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has been working to get the word out about the expected new policies. KHRC equine medical director Bruce Howard said he has reached out to Kentucky horsemen and vets, as well as… Continue reading Racing: New KY medication rules

Horse racing off and on

Horses jump out the gate at Penn National racecourse.

Horse racing is continuing in many parts of the world despite the Coronavirus threat. However, more race venues are beginning to cease racing. While these track closures continue, there is great concern about what racehorse owners will do with horses who are not racing. It is a costly enterprise maintaining a racehorse, and no one… Continue reading Horse racing off and on

More fairy stories from Calif Horse Racing Board

Mongolian Groom. Sports Illustrated image.

"No illegal medications or procedures were uncovered, mirroring an independent report of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, which found no criminal wrongdoing". What? These people are (fill in the blank) unbelievable. Read on (if you have the stomach for it). The Paulick Report tell us: The California Horse Racing Board has issued its… Continue reading More fairy stories from Calif Horse Racing Board

Frolicking filly by Justify

Justify works out at Belmont in preparation for the final leg of the Triple Crown. Image by Julie Jacobson / AP

https://twitter.com/BarodaStudIre/status/1224438390210228226?s=03 It is virtually impossible not to be very concerned for this precious little filly's future, especially viewing her sweet innocence which all purpose bred racehorses begin their lives with. Propagandists for the industry would say that without horse racing she would not have been born, and that racehorses love to race and live pampered… Continue reading Frolicking filly by Justify

After 84 Years, Suffolk Downs Says Goodbye To Live Horse Racing

Tori Bedford writing on May 20, 2019, for WGBH News in Boston reports: Suffolk Downs is retiring horse racing — at least on this historic track, which is slated to be turned into apartments and retail shops. Suffolk Downs has before faced shutdowns, changes in ownership, and a casino bid that ended in failure. [CEO… Continue reading After 84 Years, Suffolk Downs Says Goodbye To Live Horse Racing

Remember Barbaro

BARBARO, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner, answered the starting bell at the Preakness Stakes, moments before jockey Edgar Prado pulled him up with a broken hind leg. Eight months later, he would die of the complications from that injury. Nothing has changed since the death of Barbaro and the tragic Eight Belles. More horses are… Continue reading Remember Barbaro