Dead Filly at Aqueduct Makes It 106 Victims in NY Last Year

We can’t close the books on NY’s racing carnage for 2021 just yet. Belatedly (I’ll say), the NYS Gaming Commission has confirmed the death of Rosey’s Peach at Aqueduct December 6: “sustained injury to LH leg while in stall, found in distress during afternoon feeding – subsequently euthanized due to poor prognosis.” The 3-year-old Rosey’s makes it 106 victims in the Empire State last year.

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  1. Surely some of these horses could be treated and then rehomed in a loving environment? It just seems that no one wants to render aid to the best of their ability to save these horses “in distress”.

    • It’s possible that this filly might have been suffering from an untreated injury. She may have been injured during training or racing. She may have been left on purpose by her “loving, honest, and upstanding” connections to suffer while her connections were out partying or while they were giving her “amazing care” and then suddenly, they discovered that she had an injury that needed serious veterinary care that would have cost too much money to treat without serious secondary issues such as a septic infection. So, euthanizing the injured filly cost less money. More money for her “loving, honest, and upstanding” connections to party with or gamble with, or give “amazing care” to their next victim.

    • Deborah, the sad truth is that there’s not enough homes to go around for the ones that aren’t injured, or even with a slight blemish. I would beg people to take FREE slightly injured, or in the process of rehabbing, horses, when I was working at rehoming them, and more often than not, I was turned down. So to find a home for a horse that is severely injured, would be impossible. The chances of that horse living out the rest of its life pain free is also something to take into consideration. It was most likely more merciful to humanely euthanize than to leave her with lifelong excruciating, and most likely, worsening, pain.

    • Ah! An interesting point,this could have been quite accidental. This could be an injury from outside the stall that no one noticed after it occurred and or just a stroke of bad luck.The horse could have thrown a kick and injured herself by kicking the wall of the stall. Stalls are not that spacious for horses,they kick walls all the time. You can also go in a totally different direction which is definitely not out of the question,horses can be sabotaged by anyone having a grudge against the horses connections. This is highly likely in a sport that is highly competitive where enemies happen a lot more than racing would like the public believe.What easier way to exact revenge or to just give someone a message. This is a dirty game and these things happen. Surveillance and security is lacking. Even if this is the case,this information would not ever leave the backstretch. ( the barn area ). Can you believe what would happen if that information ever leaked out to the public? That information would never be allowed or even acknowledged . When was the last time you ever heard about someone working with horses was caught sabotaging some other trainers horses. It’s bad enough you have watch dog groups,such as this sight, keeping track and publicizing horse deaths. Can you imagine reporting the intentional assaults on horses,by the same people who supposedly care so much for them. “THIS SHIT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME” most times it either can’t be proven or they don’t want the public to know the frequency that these animals are maimed or are injured intentionally. Just to get to its human connections. Perpetrated by anyone on the grounds such as opposing trainers,grooms or a racetrack enforcer.Horse racing is a dirty Game! Period!

      • The fact that horses must be confined to small spaces for 23 hours a day also weakens the strength of equine bones. Lack of activity creates a loss of bone density. The same thing happens to human beings in similar situations, especially astronauts. Horses are both genetically and environmentally predisposed to broken bones in racing.
        Horses should not be stalled for more than 10 hours overnight. They should be turned out to at least two Acres for the first horse and one additional acre for the second horse. The racing industry participants are not going to be interested in taking care of their horses to keep them alive and healthy this way. It’s a gambling racket.

  2. Ah yes, the picture ( she went wrong…) As painted by the giant horseracing Propaganda Machine!
    That machine is quite often fed with taxpayer dollars.

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