The Week in Horseracing

Last week in U.S. Thoroughbred and QuarterHorse Racing (Equibase)

Morty “returned bleeding from the nostrils” at Indiana
Sneaky Sarah “vanned off” at Indiana
Borino “returned lame, vanned off” at Parx
Ok Now “was eased while bleeding from his nostrils” at Parx
Memphis Mobster “vanned off” at Portland
Gasaway “vanned off” at Churchill
Jetin Wyatt “vanned off” at Evangeline
Arose “vanned off” at Evangeline
Raven’s Sonde “fell…and had to be euthanized” at Charles Town
Flat Out Flying “vanned off” at Gulfstream W
Honorable Duty “vanned off” at Churchill
Baconator “vanned off” at Lone Star
Jury “vanned off” at Turf
Very Elegant “was badly injured and was euthanized” at Mahoning
Indian Hawk “fell, DNF” at Montpelier
Schoodic “fell, DNF” at Montpelier
Real Runaway First “vanned off” at Zia
Pk Jr “fell, DNF” at Zia
My Carmela “vanned off” at Golden Gate


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  1. Another horrific list that proves racehorses are suffering and/or dying for this vile business.
    All lives matter, but HONORABLE DUTY got a bad ending when he gave everything he had to this vile business and the vile people who exploited him for $956,000+.
    Not even over half a million dollars secured a soft landing for Honorable Duty because this business is anything but honorable.
    Just one year ago on 11/24/2017 Honorable Duty DNF with an injury that required 5 months for him to return to racing and almost to the day, this year, he DNF after just 3 starts!
    He was sending very clear SOS messages that he had enough, but did these racehorse abusers and exploiters make the correct moral decision to retire him, to give him a paddock that he ran his ass-off for??
    Well we know the answer to that question.
    Probably being pumped up with daily doping cocktails to squeeze the lemon dry his exploitation continued where he brought in some more money for them until his body gave out.
    These people sicken me.
    Status unknown.

  2. Another thing, HONORABLE DUTY is the kind of horse that people find at kill auctions on a frequent basis like Killean Cut Kid (see archived posts) and so many others posted here.
    All of them dumped there are equally important, but these warriors that make more than enough money for a decent retirement and soft landing are the ones that really infuriate me.
    They dump them when they are maimed often denying them even the basic medical care just look at the pictures of Killean Cut Kid and you can see for yourself how immoral and devoid of compassion these apologists are supported by the enablers of the abuse, and all the parasitic apologists.
    Their unwanted racehorse mess is often left to others who don’t have anything to do with the exploitation, and they don’t care about a horse that they can no longer exploit.
    They know damn well if they implemented a policy that made owners fiscally responsible for the racehorses they race then they wouldn’t have anybody in the business because sooner or later they dump them like trash.
    This is the truth behind the fancy hats and “entertainment” banner.
    The politicians, readily handing over to them OUR precious taxpayers money, should have a caveat that legally makes them responsible for any and all OTTB’s found at kill auctions or they don’t get the money.
    That would quickly put an end to this vile business because dumping is one of their many vile cornerstones in order to keep this charade going.
    Wonder where Honorable Duty is now?
    Does anybody know?

  3. We strip the horse of his dignity.. We exploit him until he is beyond any measure of exploitation and when he can no longer line our pockets and feed our egos he is strung up by his back leg to be bled out. He meets a most brutal end so the flesh from his spent body can be sold to the highest bidder.
    I ask, where is the humanity in all this ????

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