A yet-to-be-named (Gaming Commission has him/her as “Raise Up 17”) young horse broke down – “shaft fracture” – training at Belmont today and was euthanized on the track. Eventually (with our help, of course), the media and the masses will catch on: They can’t stop the killing. Death at the track is inevitable.
There aren’t even words for this.
So true, Linda… there are NO words for this. Unthinkable yet happening.
No, they can’t even slow the deaths down. If they could, why wouldn’t they?
There is, at least, some good news coming out of California. Just finished off reading the official transcript of the CHRB’s Jan. 22nd meeting. Every single public commenter spoke up AGAINST horse racing in general, and against the shameful inaction of the CHRB in particular. One particular exchange was truly laughable. Starts on page #102, and ends with Exec. Dir. Baedeker (not) answering for their many deceptions by stating, “See, this is a Board meeting where we ask the questions, so it doesn’t work the other way.”
“See” we’re dealing with hundreds of beautiful innocent LIVES here, not some trivial little agenda item like what color should we paint the bathroom doors, you idiot. And there are hundreds, if not thousands, of VERY angry Californians who would like to “see” your job (that you profess to love so much and think that it makes you so important) totally ELIMINATED, and would love nothing more than to “see” your IMPOTENT board shoved up where the sun don’t shine. You’re day is comin’ and you WILL answer questions if you want to save yourself (which is near impossible). We’ve had enough of your bullshit, you murderer!
Beautiful Innocent LIVES. Who lost their precious lives for NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Disgusting that they couldn’t even be bothered to give this poor baby a name. But since this horse wasn’t a sentient living being to them, it’s not surprising. Why doesn’t the racing industry just assign their horses numbers – like the VIN numbers on cars. Impersonal, unemotional, and efficient.