13-Year-Old Mare Dead at Cal Expo

The CHRB has disclosed the death of a Standardbred at Cal Expo January 14, although they got the name wrong. 13-year-old Hi (not “High”) Fidelity was scratched (apparently because she was either dead or dying) from the 1st race that day. The Board did not give an immediate cause. Rick Cisco is the complicit trainer.

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  1. This is sad and disturbing! I don’t expect that the California Horse Racing Board members will ever want to disclose the cause of the death of this mare. This whole thing is so unnecessary and insanely barbaric. Can’t these horse-abusing, horse-killing, psychopathic, narcissistic, money grubbing, power hungry, horse exploiting people ever show any kind of empathy for the horses? Horseracing must be punishable by law and shut down.

  2. So disappointed.
    Here I was, all eager for the (high-integrity, uber-credible, super-transparent) CHRB to host its scheduled monthly meeting this morning. Turns out, meeting’s tomorrow (which gives the esteemed Board an additional 24 hours to rehearse, prepare their scripts, practice hiding their disdain for the general public, etc.).

    Fortunately, they’ll also have that extra time to work on fixing their (super-scientific, all-inclusive) Equine Fatalities List, which they clearly take very, very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that they’ve enlisted the help of their buddies in the (always impartial, highly journalistic) RACING PRESS to make up a story about all that CHRB “Safety” they love crowing about. This latest, in-depth (ha ha) piece appeared in The Bloodyhorse, a typical racing mag/trade rag. Like all the others — TDN, DRF, HRN, PR — The Bloodyhorse doesn’t dare print a word of skepticism about any of racing’s “regulators” (again, ha ha), nor their made-up safety claims.

    Too bad they released this “news” story on the same day the CHRB announced three new horse kills statewide.

    • Yesterday, I downloaded the meeting packet for the Thursday, January 20, 2022 CHRB meeting. It consists of 20 pages of what will be covered. Pending litigation is one of the topics.

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