A Collision Kill (With Video) at Charles Town; Another at Fair Grounds

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
The scene at Charles Town Friday (race 2), as described by the Equibase writer: “Princess Rashelle…broke her right front leg midway on the turn and was euthanized on the track. Into Bluegrass…fell over Princess Rashelle mid turn and was vanned off.” Princess Rashelle was four; this was her 29th time…

Prominent Racing Writer: “A hard fact remains – the sport cannot save its injured athletes at a rate that will ever satisfy the general public.”

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
The industry quote of the week comes from a recent BloodHorse article by longtime racing writer/apologist Jay Hovdey. The piece began by acknowledging what we at HW have long known (and exposed): not all kills are treated equally. Hovdey: “I have no idea why, in the scheme of things, those…

Politically Incorrect: Evolution says the egg came first.

  Creationism says it was the chicken.   Before the Armory came into being, I was publishing Notes on my Facebook profile which I called political grenades, weapons to be wielded in the war for animal rights. Those modest apothegms, aphorisms, and observations have grown to over twenty five hundred grenades and articles. In addition…