Don’t Blame Us, Horse Did It to Herself

Saturday, the 5-year-old mare Holiday Chimes was raced at Fonner Park. Here is her chart note: “Holiday Chimes appeared to take one lunge and then propped at the break and unseated the rider, crashed through the inside rail before going a furlong and was injured and vanned off.”

So, she “crashed through the rail,” went another furlong, and only then was retrieved and “vanned off.” But wait, there’s more: “An inquiry was posted into the start,” the chartwriter relays, “and [the stewards] found that the horse caused its [its, not her] own trouble.” Holiday is in all likelihood dead (I will of course confirm), which, if so, means the Fonner officials are basically saying she killed herself. Adjectives fail.

9 Comments

  1. So ABSURD, it’s beyond even laughable — do they think the world BELIEVES “the Horse’s fault?” — or, do they not even care what they utter — such a VILE, horrific industry — SHUT IT DOWN

  2. Horses committing suicide. Humans had nothing to do with it. Uh-huh. Poor girl, I can understand if she DID try to kill herself, racing in $5k Claimers at Fonner Park. As a former veterinary surgical tech for 15 years, I never saw any animal deliberately kill itself. Although I can see how poor Holiday Chimes might have been trying considering the horrific and unnatural life she led. That poor, poor girl. That sick, sick industry.

  3. There are certain kinds of people that think that no matter what they do and no matter how selfish and rude (among other undesirable characteristics) they are, that they don’t do anything wrong. I call them assholes. They take no responsibility for their own shit. They think their shit doesn’t stink.

    • I agree with you totally, Wanda. They did do wrong and deserve to be punished for their evil misdeeds.

  4. Are you losers serious? Do you think that people for a minute are going to believe more of your bullshit? Oh no not for those of us that have horses and know about horses – your bullshit is just running rampant. If she has died you people can all blame yourselves once again. CLEARLY this will not be the fault of the horse but of you bastards. This horse racing is so incredibly cruel and needs to be stopped world wide. The people involved in it are there for the bucks only and could not give a damn about the horses. This is just another one of many cases of animal abuse. May she at least RIP if she has passed away.

    • Considering that the Jockey Club is pro-slaughter, this comes as no surprise!!! The horses are exploited in every phase of their lives and in every morally depraved way possible by these phony pseudo-horsemen!!!

  5. WHAT A CROCK OF CRAP-LETS BLAME THE HORSE FOR THIS ABUSE…..!!!!!!!!!!. THERE IS NO END TO THE LIES THESES ABUSERS WILL COME UP WITH…THIS must stop now !!!!!

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