Two horses killed at Woodbine

Horse in profile against a black backdrop. From MarketingtoChina.com.

The TORONTO SUN (Aug 2, 2020) reports: The dangers of thoroughbred horse racing were in full view on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack when two horses — Mary of Scotts and Ruggero — were killed and two jockeys hurt. In Race 2, the 4-year-old dark bay filly Mary of Scotts collapsed in the final turn, launching… Continue reading Two horses killed at Woodbine

Canadian and US horseracing Hall of Fame trainer Attfield loves horses

Miss Keller in Stakes Barn at Saratoga. PHOTO CREDIT: TOD MARKS PHOTOGRAPHY

A number of noteworthy high-achieving humans plus two Thoroughbred champion racehorses Ghostzapper and Planet were inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame today. Congratulations to the others, but the one I am most interested in apart of the horses (who did not attend) is Roger Attfield. I like his thinking. He… Continue reading Canadian and US horseracing Hall of Fame trainer Attfield loves horses

Ontario Finance Minister’s comments over funding cuts anger horse-racing executive

Sue Leslie. Image Peter Power / The Globe and Mail.

There is no mention how the cancellation of the Slots at Racetrack program, which is to end March 2013, will impact the lives of the horses utilized by the Standardbred and Thoroughbred racing industry. However, talk of breeders euthanizing foals, and owners considering sending a number of their horses to slaughter, is already being reported.… Continue reading Ontario Finance Minister’s comments over funding cuts anger horse-racing executive