Jesus Ayala, the animal abuser masquerading as a jockey, is back at it. And why wouldn’t he be, what with the mere wristslap he received for the 12 consecutive lashes he gave his horse on the 22nd? In the most recent minutes from Los Alamitos, this:
“JOCKEY JESUS RIOS AYALA IS SUSPENDED FOR THREE RACING DAYS FOR A BLATANT VIOLATION OF CHRB RULE #1688(b)(6) (USE OF RIDING CROP-MORE THAN THREE TIMES IN SUCCESSION, WITHOUT GIVING THE HORSE A CHANCE TO RESPOND-SECOND OFFENSE WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 60 DAY PERIOD), DURING THE EIGHTH RACE AT LOS ALAMITOS RACE COURSE ON OCTOBER 4.
The preceding ruling was issued as Mr. Ayala threw himself on the mercy of the Board of Stewards and acknowledged a severe violation of the ‘crop’ rule. He received a larger than usual fine from an incident on September 22 then came back last evening with a violation as bad, or worse, than the previous infraction. He said he got caught up in the moment, but realizes this cannot continue.”
Where to begin? This scumbag of a person beats the hell out of another horse (Mister Appolitical) – while the stewards did not disclose the number of blows, they did say the “violation [was] as bad, or worse, than the previous,” and the previous was unconscionable – and in just three days he will be allowed to ride again. Justice, CHRB style. (And California is supposed to have the strictest whip rules in the nation?) But then again, he was “contrite” – “he got caught up in the moment, but realizes this cannot continue.” If this doesn’t make you sick, you’ve lost your moral compass.
Incidentally, by coming in first (again), Ayala banked $58,800 for the “connections,” with he himself “earning” another $3,000+ payday. Base human greed at the expense of suffering and dying animals – this is horseracing.