The Mikester Dead at Penn National

Through a call to Penn National’s racing office, I have confirmed that 3-year-old The Mikester, listed as “broke down” during Thursday’s 1st race, did not survive. The gelding was trained by Steven Brown and owned by Michael Leach.

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  1. Once again, I just don’t know what to say except that The Mikestar deserved so much better than to be destroyed by racing. Just a baby and gone too soon…..

  2. Sorry, I typed this horse’s name incorrectly. The Mikester deserves to have his named spelled correctly even if he is dead. RIP sweet boy….

  3. Mikester, one more in the long list of sacrificed horses in this nasty business. Most of the gamblers do not think beyond how they want to bet. A lot of them are addicted to gambling and don’t give a second thought to the welfare of the horse and neither do the trainers or the owners. How sad is that for the vast majority of these horses and especially for those at the like of Penn National.

    • Mankind will ultimately be judged by the way they treat their animals…they are so much more than chattel..and we ultimately are responsible for these living, breathing, sentient beings.

  4. The Mikester had the same breeder and owner as my rescued TB racehorse, Saucon Creek. Although Saucon suffered while racing (not retired after a bow…and exacerbated the injury because of having to continue racing), he was extremely lucky he and I crossed paths. The Mikester, if only someone had looked out for you.

    RIP little one…your abuse is over. I am so, so sorry…

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