Oh How They Suffer

More details on some of the 2021 deceased I reported on…

Sisters Cartel was raced for the very first time on Mar 6 of last year at Louisiana Downs. Born on Apr 2, 2019, that made him technically just a year old that day. That race would also be his last: “comminuted pelvic fracture with lacerated/severed muscle.” The FOIA document noted that Sisters was not euthanized – he just died. With the severed muscle, we can presume he bled out. Again, at one, just a baby.

Three Amigos was euthanized on Sep 29 at Arlington. He was four years old. Here is why he was euthanized: “The horse had chronic, severe degenerative osteoarthritis in the left carpus; no rescue would accept [him].” Again, four years old.

Sir Longwood “pulled up lame” in the 2nd at Charles Town Oct 27 with, according to the FOIA, multiple fractures in his LF. Given that he was a 6-year-old gelding “claimer,” and a cheap one at that (he was “For Sale” at $5,000 that day), there wouldn’t have been a whole lot of incentive to keep him alive. And indeed, his exploiters (Joseph Pyke et al.) did eventually have him killed – six days later. Yes, that’s right, this poor horse was made to suffer with multiple fractures for six days. Vile.


  1. This CRUELTY is so disturbing that I want to beat the crap out of the people who are involved in this abuse and killing of horses!!! I know that is not an option! This ABSOLUTELY SENSELESS ABUSE of young horses MUST BE STOPPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. What more evidence do the governments want, who legalise, condone and support this abhorrent (and very public) animal abuse and cruelty, to STOP it.

    Oh, do tell………….

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