More madness from the Minnesota Racing Commission. Monday, the following ruling was issued for an incident at Running Aces (harness): “James Jungquist was the driver of Shes A Live Wire in the 4th race on 8/29/21. Welts were seen by Dr. Taylor when Shes A live Wire was in the test barn. This is Mr. Jungquist’s second welt violation; the penalty is $200 and a 2-day driving suspension.”
The first “welt violation,” by the way, just happened – August 10 (here’s my post). That one involved multiple welts. 19 days later, this animal-abusing scumbag does it again. And all he gets is a tap on the wrist. He should be in jail; he should never be allowed near a horse (or any other animal, for that matter) for the rest of his days.
Minnesota Racing Commission: 651-925-3951.
In Texas: “Raul Ramirez, Jr. misused the whip on his mount ‘Ethics and Favor’ by striking the horse twice while warming up for race 5 at Sam Houston on 8/7/21. Ramirez…failed to appear at a formal hearing and is hereby fined $250 for misuse of the whip [italics added].” Incidentally, Ethics “won” that race, so apparently Ramirez’s method – beat the horse before the start to truly ensure proper focus – works.
This is horseracing.