Santa Anita kills its 11th racehorse since December — Tuesday’s Horse

We changed NPR’s published title which was “11th Racehorse Dies At Santa Anita Park Since December,” to the title above. Here’s why. It’s subtle, we know, but when reports say a racehorse dies or has died at a racetrack it sounds like it couldn’t be helped, or that the horse was somehow at fault. This […]

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Doomed Mongolian Groom’s vet cited again — Tuesday’s Horse

It is amazing how horse racing keeps on going. Always, always the same repeat offenders. It is time, well past time, for horse racing “American style” to go. They — not people like us who care about these horses — have brought them here. Many more racehorse doping arrests will be made. What we have […]

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Two Quarter Horses die at Louisiana Downs — Tuesday’s Horse

We do not post much about Quarter Horse racing fatalities. Shame on us for not doing so. “Lrh Fast as Oak” and “Perry Train” According to Equibase, two “fell and were euthanzied” on opening day of Louisiana Downs’ Quarter Horse race meeting. Their names were “Lrh Fast as Oak” and “Perry Train”. They were only […]

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California panel finds no criminal activity linked to horse deaths at Santa Anita Park — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Cheri Mossburg and Steve Almasy, CNN A task force that looked into scores of horse deaths at California’s Santa Anita Park found no animal cruelty or criminal activity, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Thursday. The number of horses that were being euthanized or dying after accidents at the famed facility gained […]

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