The Vileness Knows No Bounds: Raced Twice in Less Than 24 Hours

Horseracing Wrongs

Let’s start with the obvious: All horseracing is animal abuse. All of it – no matter the form, no matter the level, no matter the country, no matter the state, no matter the “connections.” Horseracing is inherently cruel. Period. But every once in a while, someone manages to ratchet up that cruelty just a tad.

5-year-old Blazingulch was raced at Rillito Park in Tucson at 3:45 pm Saturday. (That race, by the way, was about as cheap a race as you can get: All the entries were “For Sale” prior to at a pittance – $2,000.) At 1:00 pm the next day, Blazingulch was put to the whip at Turf Paradise in Phoenix. So: raced, loaded onto a truck, shipped some two hours away, unloaded, raced again (where, unsurprisingly, he finished dead last, “trailing the field”). All in less than 24 hours. Oh, and injected with Lasix for both…

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2 thoughts on “The Vileness Knows No Bounds: Raced Twice in Less Than 24 Hours

  1. It appears he has run 5 seasons which is a commentary on the 01/01/whenever birthday. It also appears he is from Tijuana Stables.

    -HRW and Equibase.

    For analysis I’ll leave it to you. And FWIW, I’ve asked for an edit process in HRW site. Again :-).


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