A Pair of Broken Backs and a Dislocated Shoulder – Three Kills in One Day at Wyoming Track

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
Sweetwater Downs is a nondescript, lightly-raced Quarterhorse track in Wyoming, a place, surely, that the vast majority of Americans have never even heard of. And the chart notes reflect that, offering just a few words per horse – the bare minimum. So it is no surprise that in my daily…

Every. Day.

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
The 8th at Gulfstream yesterday, as recounted by Equibase: “ALLURSTRA…reached a short lead late on the turn, had just been overtaken when he suffered a catastrophic injury to the right front at the top of the stretch….” The 6-year-old Allurstra (below) was “For Sale” prior to suffering that “catastrophic injury”…

23 Louisiana Raceday Kills

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
Through a FOIA request to the Louisiana State Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills on that state’s tracks thus far this year. Please note, however, that the Commission (as usual) did not forward training or off-track deaths. So, obviously, the true toll is greater than what follows, and…