I first reported on the ungodly abuse of Fox Rox back in February. At the time, he had been raced 113 times. Two more races since, and now Fox, who will turn 11 on May 27 (if he makes it, that is), is slated to go again next Wednesday at Tampa Bay Downs. That will make it 116 times under the whip. As I previously wrote: Considering that upward of 90% of active racehorses suffer from stomach ulcers, and considering that we see time and again 4-, 3-, even 2-year-old horses dying with chronic conditions like osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease, imagine what this poor animal’s body looks – and more important, feels – like.
Current abusers remain owner Mark Hoffman and trainer Dennis Ward.
Tampa Bay Downs: 813-855-4401 (racing office: option 2)