Cruelty, Thy Name Is Horseracing

Horseracing Wrongs

As a follow-up to the grisly list I recently published on Camarero, I’ve decided to highlight some of the more egregious cases. Here are two:

Fight for Rags was bred in Kentucky in April 2015. Save for one race in Florida, his entire “career” – 26 races in all – was spent in Puerto Rico. In a training session on February 28 of last year, Fight broke both knees and was euthanized. With that end in mind, consider these, his final seven races, beginning in June 2019:

8th, 11+ lengths back
8th, 31+ lengths back
9th, 20+ lengths back
10th, 18 lengths back
5th, 17 lengths back
12th, 22+ lengths back
9th, 31+ lengths back

That final race came on January 24. A bit over a month later, he was killed (again, when both of his knees shattered). The owner throughout this stretch was CEB Racing, but as an added…

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