Don’t Forget the Sick, Injured, and Unsound

Once again, it’s not just those injured/killed out on the track. Here are the three California tracks in the first week of November – covering just 10 total racedays.

Del Mar
Nov 3: 7 horses scratched, at least 3 for being sick/injured/unsound
Nov 4: 4 horses scratched, at least 2 for being sick/injured/unsound
Nov 5: 10 horses scratched, at least 7 for being sick/injured/unsound/cast in gate
Nov 6: 12 horses scratched, at least 7 for being sick/injured/unsound
Nov 7: 3 horses scratched, at least 1 for being sick/injured/unsound

In all, 33 horses were put on the “vet’s list” during the week. In addition, there was a voided “claim” (sale) because the horse was “unsound.”

Golden Gate
Nov 5: 5 horses scratched, at least 4 for being sick/injured/unsound
Nov 6: 5 horses scratched, at least 3 for being sick/injured/unsound
Nov 7: 3 horses scratched, all for being sick/injured/unsound

Los Alamitos
Nov 6: 4 horses scratched, all for being sick/injured/unsound
Nov 7: 4 horses scratched, at least 2 for being sick/injured/unsound

5 Comments

  1. How many of these horses were sick with respiratory infections such as pneumonia or pleuropneumonia? The connections have to be cruel, sadistic, psychopathic monsters to force horses to run with any kind of sickness and unsoundness or any kind of injury. Horseracing is cruelty to horses on a daily basis. The horses must endure the most egregious CRUELTIES and so many people are oblivious to the suffering. End horseracing!!!!!!

  2. There’s no way these trainers didn’t know that these horses were sick or injured, and they still sent them out to race anyway. Just disgusting. Tell us again, apologists, about the wonderful care these horses get and how much they are loved like family. Especially when these owners and trainers try to trade them away in a claiming race while they are sick or injured.

    • The horses that are injured and/or UNSOUND can be wrapped in the cases where the injury or unsoundness is below the knee, such as a bowed tendon. Isn’t that considered “amazing care”? To stop this cruel, sadistic insanity isn’t part of the modus operandi of racing.

  3. Oh, but didn’t you all hear how SAFE these fine folks have made California racing for the inbred, drugged-up, abused and whipped baby horses? Yesterday’s laughable CHRB meeting was peppered with strategically-placed “public” comments — by industry insiders, one and all — about how truly terrific these Cali safety measures have proven to be.
    And each and every comment from the pro-racing “public” demanded that anti-racing advocates acknowledge the two lousy days of Bleeders’ Cup festivities as evidence of their own success in having made horse-killing for fun and profit into a safe activity in the Golden State.
    LOL. You guys are really killing it, CHRB. No, really. The “public” finds your efforts commendable;)

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