Horse racing talks aftercare for the Thoroughbreds it uses

LOUISVILLE, Ky — It's that time of year when the spotlight falls on horse racing — what little spotlight falls on it these days — and the industry and its hangers on laud the winner of the Kentucky Derby and turn their thoughts to the Triple Crown. Historically at this time, the powers that be in… Continue reading Horse racing talks aftercare for the Thoroughbreds it uses

Uncommonly good comments on Kentucky bill SB 139

In addition to the many excellent thoughts expressed on Tuesday's Horse here are uncommonly good comments that stood out to us concerning SB139 the bill reclassifying horses as livestock. “KEEP is just another pro-slaughter organization cloaked in the name of care and education by the racing community. Terribly disappointed they don't value their horses enough… Continue reading Uncommonly good comments on Kentucky bill SB 139

Custard the foal left motherless by the nurse mare industry is rescued

Via One Green Planet Thanks to the tireless efforts of Edgar’s Mission and the folks at Horse Shepherd Rehabilitation Center, an orphaned foal named Custard has been given a second chance to grow up with a loving mother. For those of you who are meeting Custard for the first time, here is a little background… Continue reading Custard the foal left motherless by the nurse mare industry is rescued

Desert Trial makes 14 dead racehorses at Saratoga

Cross-posted from Horse Racing Wrongs by PATRICK BATTUELLO Desert Trial, a 2-year-old colt, is dead from a "suspected cardiovascular collapse" (Gaming Commission) while training at Saratoga yesterday morning. Again, two - on the maturation chart, the rough equivalent of a first-grader. "Cardiovascular collapse." Desert Trial was raced once, a month ago at that same track.… Continue reading Desert Trial makes 14 dead racehorses at Saratoga