UK Racing: Gay Kelleway claims trainers are running lame horses

Newmarket trainer Gay Kelleway pictured at the Sales. Photograph: Steven Cargill/Racing Fotos/Rex/Shutterstock.

The Guardian newspaper reports: Gay Kelleway has made a strongly worded call for more pre-race checks of racehorses and accused some of her colleagues of sending horses to the track which are not fit to race. The veteran Newmarket trainer, known for being outspoken, is at odds on this subject with many of her rivals,… Continue reading UK Racing: Gay Kelleway claims trainers are running lame horses

Getting it together

© Bob Langrish. Use by The Horse Fund with his gracious permission.

Hello again from The Horse Fund. The Horse Fund has been conducting a massive reorganization based on our end-of year-review for 2017.  We also took a close look at 2016 where we had a particularly effective year. The time has zipped by. Accordingly, we have streamlined and regrouped our staff and resources so that we… Continue reading Getting it together

Kentucky bill reducing horses to livestock sent to Governor to sign into law

FRANKFORT, KY — Take action. Contact Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin saying you OPPOSE SB 139 becoming law. On March 15, 2017, SB 139, the Kentucky State Bill reducing horses to livestock — removing what precious few protections they have — was sent to the Governor's Office to sign into law. Kentucky already has an abysmal record when it comes to… Continue reading Kentucky bill reducing horses to livestock sent to Governor to sign into law

Hope Your Christmas Has Been Merry and Bright

HOUSTON, TEXAS — Here's wishing you continued good this Holiday Season. Tomorrow it is back to business. We are working on a year in review touching on all issues. In the meantime, what issue(s) impacted you the most in 2016? Tugged at your heartstrings? What issue (s) do you feel have been overlooked or not… Continue reading Hope Your Christmas Has Been Merry and Bright

Protect your horse with a Horse I.D. Tag

Horse Fund Horse ID Tag. Zazzle image.

CREATE A HORSE I.D. TAG Luggage tags are a safe, durable, weatherproof way to identify your horse in the case of an emergency or natural disaster. Simply attach it to their halter or head collar. Another good use is when you are traveling with your horses to events and outings. Personalize the tag with the… Continue reading Protect your horse with a Horse I.D. Tag

Racing executives remain complacent and clueless while horses suffer and die

Written by VIVIAN GRANT After meeting for two days in Lexington to discuss horse safety and welfare, racing executives remain complacent and clueless while horses suffer and die. The third Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit ended June 29 in Lexington with a commitment to create a national rider injury database, something that Keeneland… Continue reading Racing executives remain complacent and clueless while horses suffer and die