Horse racing-U.S. Senator McConnell pushing for legislative fix to safety law

(Reuters via Yahoo!News) Dec, 3, 2022 — U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a legislative fix to a law designed to make horse racing safer after an appeals court last month ruled it unconstitutional, a source with direct knowledge of the negotiations told Reuters. The changes to the law, which would provide… Continue reading Horse racing-U.S. Senator McConnell pushing for legislative fix to safety law

Baffert and Racing and HISA, oh my

Vivian was preparing to write an update on the ongoing troubles of racehorse trainer Bob Baffert — that Baffert's “get out of jail card” may no longer be what it used to be. Then she saw Barry Irwin's interesting article on the Paulick Report, where Mr. Erwin generously explains and analyzes Baffert's woes — from… Continue reading Baffert and Racing and HISA, oh my

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