JJ Julep Dies; Debonaire Man Abused

This, from Sunday’s 6th race at Parx:

4-year-old Debonaire Man “stumbled at the start, was steered wide, was unable to keep pace with winner but gamely held place. Debonaire apparently injured himself at the start and after battling tenaciously to hold the place spot, he was vanned off the racetrack.” Two things: First, he most definitely did not injure himself. Second, and more importantly, jockey Maria Remedio must answer for this horse’s ultimate fate, which, at this point, is unknown. Curiously, in his prior start on March 17th, Debonaire “bobbled early [and] gave way.” The jockey then: Maria Remedio.

Also, 2-year-old (racing says three, but she had yet to reach her third birthday) stakes-placed filly JJ Julep has died of complications from laminitis. Although she did not perish on a track, make no mistake, racing took this young life – took, that is, after first making and using it. Her owner and breeder was Seidman Stables.

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  1. Heartbreaking!!!! Debonaire Man being made to run on while injured! This is infuriating!…and NOTHING will be done to address this abuse…SO sickening.
    And then little JJ Julep…not yet 3-years-old and suffering from laminitis…horrific.
    Damn this industry…

  2. As long as this subculture is policing itself and does not even have a central governing body this sickening and blatant cruelty will continue unabated. This “untouchable” industry gets away with such atrocities because of the money.

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