Happy Happy B Death – How Can Anyone Watch This and Not Be Moved?

Video of Happy Happy B dying at Belmont yesterday. At the end, in addition to seeing the heartless winners basking in their moment, you’ll hear the track announcer (John Imbriale I believe) utter this vile line: “The #5 Happy Happy B is a ‘did not finish’ result because he did not cross the finish line with the rider in tow.” Actually, you dolt, he was a DNF because he was in the throes of dying.

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  1. Callous and vile beyond words! It’s like a knife in the heart of any feeling being. How can humanity be so cruel!!! Kill horse racing, not the HORSE SLAVES!

  2. How can that woman , that piece of garbage, stand smiling in the winners’ circle while a horse lies dying? I hope that there is a hell for her and the rest of them who were celebrating with her! This industry is worse than dogfighting!

    • Susan, I agree. The only difference is that spectators, trainers, jockeys, etc. are dressed to look civilized and presentable. Dog-fighters don’t “show up”–dressed up! Horse-racing must end. At the rate horses are breaking down on tracks, the announcers appear to be completely devoid of any compassion and sympathy. Such ugly disregard for the suffering of the horses casts a very black cloud on the state of humanity today.

    • They don’t even bother with their own horse after he won rhe race for them. Just walk away and say good night.

    • Oh, you should have seen the WAY over the top celebration when no chin todd won with vino….whatever….the race MONGOLIAN GROOM, died in. SCUMBAG todd is THE worst…in actuality a close second to Ole’ Bob Baffert. Why should these low- life’s become rich from ANIMAL ABUSE? I hate the scumbags of this gambling racket.

  3. These kinds of video events need to be shown far & wide so tax payers know what their tax subsidies are being used for to prop up this so called sport which in reality is just a “crummy, crooked , gamboling game” .Each time we see these types of horrific deaths it makes us more determined to inform as many people as we can about the truths we have experienced as participants in this business as we were for from 1978 until 2005.both at farms & class “B” & “C” tracks.Glad to see that someone was able to share the complete video event. We saw it live & were appalled as to how quickly the races continued with hardly any mention of the young horse whose life was snuffed out way to soon. The webcast went to an extended ad while the poor young horse was euthanized & removed from the track.

  4. Disgusting cruelty. Nobody ran and consoled this poor ill-used horse as he died. How could people be so cruel?

  5. How can anyone condone this massive abuse of a living creature? And of anyone knows a status on Cryptoblue,can you pleas advise? Just to get another word in, no wonder they deleted this race from the general public. However, You are not going to escape our scrutiny are you??

  6. This is disgusting….horseracingnation,on Chance It’s horse page, has the race he broke down in (The Forego),just two days ago in ny. I cannot believe the callousness! I mean REALLY?

  7. RACING FOR WHAT? ALL ABOUT MONEY FOLKS. HORSE GETS
    NOTHING BUT ABUSE, WHIPS, ETC. THIS NEEDS TO END AS RACING
    IS PASSE AND NEEDS TO END.THIS POOR ANIMAL COULD NOT GET UP
    AND PROBABLY HAS BROKEN BONES. THEIR LEGS ARE VERY THIN AND TO
    BE RACED AS FAST AS THEY CAN IS MURDER WAITING TO HAPPEN.END
    RACING FOREVER!THE WHIPS SHOULD NEVER EVER BE USED ON A RACE HORSE
    NOR SPURS ETC. GET A LIFE PEOPLE AND LEAVE ALL ANIMALS ALONE.

    • Sadly, we have seen the use of spurs & heavy whips used at our now thankfully redeveloped 1 mile track. Will never forget the sight of 2 young horses scared out of their wits being forced to gallop down the backstretch in am training time with the use of stock saddles, whips & spurs! Of course those horses were all over the track not really understanding what was being asked of them to do.

  8. This is completely unforgivable. That poor horse…I agree with “fredjoan”—this murder needs to be broadcast far and wide so ALL people will see what the “sport of kings” (Ha!) is really about. also agree with Keri…there was no one to console this sentient being as it lay broken and dying. says a great deal about what “racing” people really are about. Truly heartbreaking and heart wrenching. My soul is crying.

  9. Not even a word about what happened to Happy Happy B even when we saw exactly what happened at the finish line. These people are disgusting! BAN HORSERACING altogether to save all the horses!

  10. Humans are so adept at being evil and cruel all for profit at the expense of the most innocent beings. Heifers are still babies when rape racked forced to give birth and ultimately calves are torn from these new moms hours after birth all for the dairy industry. Many calves are destined to the farm factory abuses of their mothers and males to the ugly veal industry. Horses are bred to have lighter bones to run faster and babies as well when put into training for the racing industry. Their bones are not strong enough to handle the constant beating on the track and most of the time injuries are the cause if their devastating falls. Race horses are also locked in stalls every hour of the day except running on the track, that in itself is abuse, confinement hours on end. Where does it end or when will it stop? My heart aches for all sentiment beings suffering abuses.

  11. What heartless, gutless, soul-less POS, that’s right , celebrate your prize money and five minutes of fame whilst ‘just another horse’ lays writhing in death throes. No doubt the race course carried on with its planned races with the owners, trainers, jockeys and crowds giving NO thought to the innocent, defenseless horse that died for their greed, fun and entertainment.

  12. This makes my heart break. You greedy people who support this industry in any way are to blame for this. Karma.

  13. This innocent colt was only 2 years old! He has three workouts and three races listed on Equibase. They killed him in his third race. He was a baby.

    What is it with this industry that Equibase can dare say that the jockey named JOSE L. ORTIZ, who was thrown out of the saddle and did not finish the race because his mount, HAPPY HAPPY B, did not finish, finished FIFTH????? HAPPY HAPPY B is listed as DNF under his Horse Profile. JOSE L. ORTIZ is listed on Equibase under Jockey Profile as having ridden horses in many claiming races. Happy Happy B was not a claimer! He was raced as a Stakes horse. He should have been turned out to pasture and allowed to grow into maturity!!!! All horses should have the luxury of not being EXPLOITED to death by vile human beings!!!!!

  14. State sanctioned, society sanctioned cruelty at its finest. These magnificent animals are used day in and day out. The only importance they have to anybody involved in the “sport” of horse racing is the amount of money they can bring in. It’s tragic that with all the people in this country who are hungry and without the very basics of living other people would rather gamble their money on a “sport” where EVERYONES hands are filthy from the cruel and inhuman treatment these animals are forced to endure. And the scholars and politicians scratch their heads and ponder why American society is in a downward spiral. LACK OF MORALS. ITS OUTRAGEOUS!

  15. These people are garbage!!!!! Yet garbage is still to good of a word for them!!!! How can anyone abuse these animals? Oh that’s right you have to be qualified as a human being able to have feelings, they don’t qualify!!!!

  16. AGAIN — How I LOATHE this vile industry — each day brings another reason confirming the cruelty and evil of all those who participate — we must SHUT them DOWN.

  17. I felt so sorry for that horse as it died alone. There was no one present to assist the horse or show any concern. This is so horrible and proves that the racing of horses must end.

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