Irreproachable was killed – “suffered a catastrophic injury” – training at Del Mar this morning. He was four years old and had been under the whip twice, most recently a month ago at that same track. He is the 72nd fatality at a California track this year. That’s 72 dead animals – for $2 bets. How is this even remotely acceptable in a state that proudly bills itself a national leader on animal-welfare issues?
Voice your outrage: Link this post. Cite data from this website. Tell them horseracing is animal cruelty; horseracing must end.