Last week on American racetracks:
Halo’s Best “fell, vanned off” at Delta
Night Train Lane “vanned off” at Portland
Mr. Harmon “fell, DNF” at Charles Town
Nevada Kid “broke down” at Mahoning
Robin’s Revenge “returned bleeding” at Penn
Flair Weather “fell, DNF” at Sunland
Expialidocious “fell, DNF” at Tampa
Rep’s Ghost Ya “came back bleeding from the nose” at Charles Town
AK’s Candy “broke down” at Charles Town
Angels Envy “vanned off” at Gulfstream
Good Quality “bled, vanned off” at Hawthorne
Dragonfly Chaser “vanned off” at Hawthorne
Tactical Hero “narrowly prevailed while breaking down at the wire” at Laurel
Beware the Fury “broke down” at Laurel
The Judge Chuckles “vanned off” at Tampa
This is horseracing.
The carnage continues unabated.
These horses are dying virtually on a daily basis.
Clearly, the horseracing industry supports, condones and unashamedly accepts the ongoing killings…
In Portland yesterday races 5 through 8 were canceled due to track conditions. We wonder if it was due to a frozen base. They have been experiencing very cold mornings with sub- freezing conditions and everything has been covered with frozen fog coating.Two horses were vanned off after losing the riders.Idiots to try racing horses on a bad surface. We feel for every horse stuck living there. We have heard horsemen comment that the tracks location has one of the dirtiest air pollution of a track due to its location in a bowl below interstate 5 with constant heavy traffic.
And speaking of bad tracks, Aqueduct fits the bll as does Charles town AKA as the “Bullring” and there are many others. But in this business who cares.
Every horse enslaved in this industry is at an increased risk of dying because of injuries suffered while being made to compete. Stakes-winning millionaires and “cheap career claimers”. At Saratoga and at Mountaineer. Those purchased for six figures at the Keeneland sales and the horses picked up for several hundred from an Indiana or Texas breeder. Racehorses whose sire’s stud fee is $150,000 or a mere $500. And the horses whose owner is billionaire Mike Repole or one of the low-level individuals who barely scrapes by. Every horse. Their lives risked. For betting entertainment. Please keep sharing.