Still Being Raced at 14 – With No End in Sight

Horseracing Wrongs A horse named Annadu was raced at Great Falls (Montana) this past Saturday. But the story here is not anything in particular that happened to her or how far back she finished; nor, for that matter, what number career race it was – though 58 times under the whip is nothing to sneeze…

Three Deaths at Prairie Thus Far This Year

Horseracing Wrongs Through a FOIA request to the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at Prairie Meadows thus far this year: E’s Beauty, May 13, training – “fractured carpus” Heros R Cowboys, Jun 2, stall – “colic” Charlie’s Big Girl, Jul 16, training – “fractured sesamoid” View original post

Filly Killed at Mountaineer

Horseracing Wrongs The 3-year-old filly Mercedes Machen in the 2nd at Mountaineer last night: “MERCEDES MACHEN broke sharply to clear early, was hooked on the turn taking a bad step near quarter pole having to be euthanized.” “having to be euthanized” This is horseracing. View original post

Some From Last Week: “Returned Lame,” “Pulled Up Lame,” “Bled From Nostrils,” “Fell in Distress,” “Hit a Fallen Rival”

Horseracing Wrongs Wildcat “pulled up, DNF” at Colonial Bickley “vanned off” at Colonial Cross the Mersey “bled, DNF” at Delaware Df Docs Fire Secrets “bled, vanned off” at Arizona Mj Cash Train “vanned off” at Delta Capital Q “returned lame, vanned off” at Parx Victory Chimes “pulled up lame after the finish” (after “winning”) at…

A Mint, Then Death

Horseracing Wrongs The following picture was posted by “Eddie C,” horseracing guy: Two days after this picture was snapped, Pleasure Luck was mortally injured in a race at Saratoga; she was euthanized a day later. So I wonder, Eddie, did you arrange an opportunity for your nephew to view the lifeless body? A chance to…