At Least 78 Racehorses Killed in West Virginia Last Year
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by Patrick Battuello
5h ago
Through a FOIA request to the West Virginia Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s two tracks last year (this is part 2; part 1 here). College Kid, May 19, Charles Town R (euth Sep 25) – “limped to wire – slab fracture”Buttoned Up, Jul 6, Charles Town R – “fractured […] The post At Least 78 Racehorses Killed in West Virginia Last Year appeared first on Horseracing Wrongs ..read more
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Last Week…
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by Patrick Battuello
1d ago
Chart notes from U.S. Thoroughbred and Quarterhorse races last week. Press My Bets “vanned off” at ParxScarlet Tanager “was pulled up with a fatal injury” at Charles TownMobinah “fell, vanned off” at Tampa BayJaxjaxxorjacks “pulled up lame, vanned off” at Charles TownBorn to Sin “fell, DNF” at Charles TownBreezy Connection “vanned off” at LaurelArte de […] The post Last Week… appeared first on Horseracing Wrongs ..read more
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Ugly, x2
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by Patrick Battuello
2d ago
From the charts (Equibase) yesterday: In the 2nd at Charles Town, Dereka’s Bluff “was fatally injured midway on the turn and had to be euthanized.” She was seven years old, and this was her 33rd time under the whip. Her love-’em-like-family “connections” – breeder/owner Gary Carter, trainer Lyn Venham – also had her “For Sale” […] The post Ugly, x2 appeared first on Horseracing Wrongs ..read more
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Kick a Horse, Get Your Wrist Slapped
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by Patrick Battuello
3d ago
The following were recently “busted” for “kicking a horse” at various harness tracks: Matthew Athearn, Feb 5 – fined $500Larry Stalbaum, Feb 10 – fined $100Ronald Cushing, Feb 13 – fined $250John Cummings, Feb 15 – fined $100 This is horseracing. The post Kick a Horse, Get Your Wrist Slapped appeared first on Horseracing Wrongs ..read more
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39 More PA Kills, Including 4 on the Same Day
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by Patrick Battuello
4d ago
Through a FOIA request to the PA Dept. of Agriculture, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks last year (this is part 2; part 1 here). As always, necropsies were denied, so detail is lacking. (I have supplemented with chart notes where applicable.) Legendary Lloyd, Jan 2, Meadows T – “injured, euthanized”Magic […] The post 39 More PA Kills, Including 4 on the Same Day appeared first on Horseracing Wrongs ..read more
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11-Year-Old Killed at Cal Expo
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by Patrick Battuello
4d ago
While it is true that Standardbreds are not killed as often as their Thoroughbred and Quarterhorse cousins, they are indeed killed. But of more import, life on the harness circuit is just as cruel and mean; in fact, based solely on length of servitude – which can last up to 10 years and beyond – […] The post 11-Year-Old Killed at Cal Expo appeared first on Horseracing Wrongs ..read more
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“Fatal Injury, Euthanized on Track” at Charles Town
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by Patrick Battuello
5d ago
The 2nd at Charles Town last night, in the terse, cold words of the chartwriter: “Scarlet Tanager was pulled up with a fatal injury and had to be euthanized on the track.” This poor girl was eight going on nine, and this was her 51st turn under the whip – all, by the way, at […] The post “Fatal Injury, Euthanized on Track” at Charles Town appeared first on Horseracing Wrongs ..read more
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Giving Voice in Maryland
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by Patrick Battuello
1w ago
In the wake of publishing our Maryland report, activists there, led by our organizer (and board member), the indefatigable Jen Sully, have commenced a media campaign. The plea is simple and earnest: report the carnage. So far, at least one, NBC Baltimore, has. While covering our protest at Laurel Saturday, the station afforded Jen this […] The post Giving Voice in Maryland appeared first on Horseracing Wrongs ..read more
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Echo Zulu, Industry Casualty
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by Patrick Battuello
1w ago
Echo Zulu, you might remember, suffered multiple fractures while training at Santa Anita last October. Echo was a $2.6M-earning “star,” and this was big news for the racing press. Her exploiters, of course, went into preservation mode (lucrative breeding beckoned), and she endured a subsequent surgery. Up until Sunday, she had been stationed at a […] The post Echo Zulu, Industry Casualty appeared first on Horseracing Wrongs ..read more
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“Horse Fractured Both Knees Around 1/2 Pole” – and 26 Other Ohio Kills
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by Patrick Battuello
1w ago
Through a FOIA request to the Ohio State Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills at that state’s tracks last year (this is part 2; part 1 here). Chrome’s Right, Jul 1, Belterra R“Injury occurred near finish [on] sloppy track. Horse crossed wire [after ‘winning’] and pulled up with [multiple] fractures.” Chrome’s was four […] The post “Horse Fractured Both Knees Around 1/2 Pole” – and 26 Other Ohio Kills appeared first on Horseracing Wrongs ..read more
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