A Kill to Ring In Turfway’s Holiday Meet

Turfway Park opened its “Holiday Meet” yesterday – with a kill. (The loathsome Paulick Report titled its post on the death, “Fatal Injury Mars Opening Night Of Tapeta Era At Turfway Park.”) Dream High, three, broke down in the 2nd – according to Kentucky’s equine medical director, Bruce Howard, “it was an open fracture and very serious.” “Very serious,” huh? Dream High was under the whip for the fourth time.

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      • And, don’t forget that baby, I think she was only 2, her name was “Thursday”,she also had Unbridled Song,as grandfather!!! Her breakdown happened very recently,in ny.

  1. In pro-racing lingo, “Fatal Injury Mars Opening Night Of Tapeta Era At Turfway Park” and the racing participants move on to their next equine victims.
    Pro-racing people are willfully killing horses by forcing them to run fast at an age that true horsemen/ horsewomen would not do, not ever. In true horsemanship, people don’t force horses to do something that a horse isn’t old enough to do and stay sound.
    People are supposed to be smart enough not to do what they know will end in tragedy; especially not repeatedly, over and over and over again. But, in pro-racing, it’s about making money using horses as disposable gambling chips. Pro-racing is not about exercising true horsemanship. Pro-racing kills horses. It’s what they do! It’s who they are. They are barbaric killers of horses. I know what I would like to tell the pro-racing barbarians what they can do with their “precious” Tapeta but I won’t say it. I think you get my drift.

  2. Oh, look at the KHRC: gettin’ all transparent on us. Admitting to a racing death? Haven’t they learned by now that the ONLY thing they can do that could possibly save their sorry-ass, lost-cause industry is to HIDE, HIDE, HIDE all of their non-stop carnage?
    Hell, everybody knows that! Even the CHRB finally figured that one out, but it took ’em a while. Sadly, they didn’t learn their lesson in time to save California racing from the inevitable will of the voters:)

    • Kelly, they sent this poor baby gelding out to DIE. So many people FAILED this baby. They KNEW, they all knew he wasn’t SOUND.

      • Bonnie, these racing participants are so horrifyingly EVIL. This deliberate and willful abusive exploitation and betrayal of horses must be ended!!!
        #endhorseracing

  3. AGREED,Wanda. How can they be so unfeeling and callous? The ones in this industry are missing a sensitivity chip. I cry and pray for these dear souls every friggin day. They are just babies,for god’s sake.

  4. I can’t even read about the brood mares, that one is too much for me to handle,and cope with (psychologically). This evil must come to an END. #NoMoreEvil.

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