Again, It’s Not Just the Killing

Recent notes from the stewards at Churchill.

Apr 30:
“The claim of Vasilevskiy was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

May 3:
“The claim of Regal Retort was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

“Laynlomakndough finished third and suffered a post-race heatstroke.”

May 4:
“Tulane Tryst finished second and bled.”

May 5:
“The claim of Estilo Peligroso was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

“The claim of Cove Blue was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

May 6:
“Grael was a late scratch on advice of Commission vet.”

“Maggie E ducked in and knocked down temporary rail; placed on Stewards’ List.”

May 7:
“Abscond finished last and bled.”

“Kentucky Ghost trailed the field, was distanced, and required the horse ambulance.”

“Top of the Charts was injured in the paddock.”

May 12:
“The claim of Drena’s Star was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

May 13:
“The claim of Battle Creek was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

“Shesthebiggame was a late scratch on advice of Commission vet.”

“Bernie’s Weekend was a late scratch on advice of Commission vet.”

Jun 2:
“The claim of Heston was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

“The claim of Tangled Emotions was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

“The claim of Lookinforexcitemen was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

Jun 3:
“The claim of Princess Renee was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

“West Love was injured in the paddock.”

“Vicki Rose returned lame and required the horse ambulance.”

“The claim of Casey was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

Jun 5:
“The claim of Cole Spur was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

“Life Is Hard pulled up lame and required the horse ambulance.”

Jun 8:
“The claim of J Zertz was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

Jun 9:
“Kigali fell over while fractious behind gate.”

“The claim of Bitter Vixen was voided when horse bled and was placed on Vet’s List.”

“The claim of Fire On Time was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

“Close Knit was a late scratch on advice of Commission vet.”

4 Comments

  1. Here are examples of the types of horses that those in this industry expect us, the non-racing folks, to hurry up and find homes for after they’ve wrecked them.

    • Exactly, Marie.
      And the industry has no shame when good hearted folks rescue some of their used up and abused horses. Some of these folks don’t realise how much money it’s going to cost them to look after the horse. I’ve seen people go into debt. Many ex-racehorses are damaged both physiologically and psychologically and cannot be rehabilitated. And it’s quite common for a rescuer to get a vet assessment of the horse only to be told that there is much wrong with the horse requiring expensive veterinary treatment and a great deal of care by rescuer. As we know some are euthanased – Joy Aten has written about this.

  2. How is it possible to not hate the people that do this to horses? How is it possible to not hate the people who have the gall to say that the horses are not being mistreated?

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