While true that Standardbreds do not die as often as their Thoroughbred and QuarterHorse cousins, they do still die. (Having said that, life on the harness circuit is just as cruel and mean and in fact usually persists longer than the other forms of racing, with the typical Standardbred’s servitude lasting up to ten years and beyond; after the racing people have had their way, the abuse often continues under the heavy hand of groups like the Amish. Then, for many or most, those same Canadian and Mexican slaughterhouses.) In the 5th at Yonkers Saturday, this, according to the NYS Gaming Commission: Bright Diamond N, “died on racetrack.” Yes, just “died on racetrack” – how’s that for sensitive and caring? Bright Diamond N was five years old.
This is horseracing.
Reblogged this on Armory of the Revolution.
Yes Patrick, I agree it’s just as bad and is money/ greed driven. That’s another one that needs to go as well.
This is a well known drug trainer in the industry. Idiot driver (trainers brother, and real trainer) beating on the horse as it’s slowly dying. What a disgrace
A 5 year old horse just dies on the track and it is Ho Hum!
These people are parasites.
The real trainer is her dad. Some suspect, without proof, that she’s a beard for Burke.
What ever the horses are doing, to end their lives in this way is shameful and human behaviour at the worst, tragic.
What a vile industry! They race them hard, Amish them, then the Amish send them to slaughter.