One race yesterday, the 2nd at Fair Grounds, as relayed by the Equibase chartwriter:
“TREYS MIDNITE MOON was roused [whipped]”
“IM A COWBOY TOO came under the whip”
“PAPA’S BOY drifted out under a left-handed whip”
“IMPRESSIVE STUDENT tossed his head while rank under restraint”
Then this: “CHASE FOR THE GOLD fought hard against the rating tactics of the rider when taken in hand then was wrestled back while tossing his head badly…was urged along…and stopped [finishing last, 25+ lengths back]”
“fought hard against the [jockey]…was wrestled back while tossing his head badly”
We shouldn’t need to convince you that horseracing is animal cruelty; it’s on full display at racetracks across America every single day.