“Fell Heavily, Euthanized on Track” Today at Aqueduct

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
The boxscore line for Nisbet Beach in the 1st today at Aqueduct: “NISBET BEACH…chased just off the inside, was in a bit tight between foes and nudged half a mile from home, suffered an injury just outside the three-eighths pole and fell heavily at that station, then was attended to…

A New Year. The Urgent Need For A Radically New World For The Emancipation Of All Humanity!

Originally posted on Fahrenheit451Bookstore :
by Bob Avakian In my statement of August 1 of last year, I put forward the analysis that, in the particular circumstances of this presidential election and the truly profound stakes it posed, if the Trump/Pence regime remained in power at the time of this election, it would be necessary…

A Colonial Downs Kill

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
Through a FOIA request to the Virginia Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kill at Colonial Downs last year: Alaapatique, Aug 5, R – “fractured sesamoid bones, LF” (Colonial Downs is the lone Thoroughbred track in Virginia and ran only 14 days of live racing last year. There were…

Man, 18, who died while fighting to stop hunting ‘was too nice for this world’

Originally posted on Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting Blog:
“There was no hurt nor malice in his soul, he thought good of everyone and everything” https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/man-18-who-died-fighting-19802895 19COMMENTS ByJada JonesReporter 19:08, 9 FEB 2021 NEWSSee news near you Mike Hill?(Image: Mike Hill, the 18-year-old who sadly died attempting to save hares from being hunted.) Make sure…

Fall, Fracture, Dead

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
The NYS Gaming Commission reports this for Kj Brent yesterday at Monticello: “euthanized in barn following fall & fracture.” Kj was nine; he was slated to be raced Friday. He is the 9th horse to die at a NY track this year (five weeks, that is).

Governor Wolf Again Proposes to Strip Racing’s Corporate Welfare; Moral Progress Beckons

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
Once again, Governor Wolf of Pennsylvania has submitted a budget that would strip some $200 million in annual corporate welfare from that state’s horseracing industry and redirect it where it belongs: education. (Last year, the governor proposed the same, but then covid happened.) The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Wood took dead…

17 (Anonymous) Dead in Minnesota Last Year

Originally posted on Horseracing Wrongs:
Through a FOIA request to the Minnesota Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following deaths at that state’s two tracks in 2020. As always, the response came with this: “Minnesota veterinary medicine laws prevent us from providing any additional identifying information.” That said, surely most, if not all, of the…