Several Lame Horses, Another With Heatstroke, and Other Abuses at Churchill Downs

Recent notes from the stewards at Churchill Downs.

Jun 17:
“The claim of Runway Magic was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

Jun 18:
“The claim of Parkin in the Rear was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

“Imogene Malvina was pulled up lame and required the horse ambulance.”

Jun 19:
“The claim of Out Work’n was voided when horse bled and was placed on Vet’s List.”

Jun 22:
“The claim of Carillo was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

Jun 23:
“Tulsan was a late scratch on advice of Commission vet.”

Jun 24:
“The claim of Stavanger was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

Jun 25:
“Atoka finished last, returned lame, and required the horse ambulance.”

Jun 26:
“Loudmouthsoup pulled up lame and required the horse ambulance.” (first ever race)

Jun 30:
“All Luck required the horse ambulance.”

Jul 1:
“The claim of Samurai Prince was voided when horse was placed on Vet’s List.”

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

“American Maestra flipped behind starting gate, scratched.” (was to be her first race)

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

“Big Java finished last and suffered a post-race heatstroke; Vet’s List.”

5 Comments

  1. Were the July 1st scratches at CDI 5 in total? That`s terrible! From what we have read CDI would prefer to only have casinos with only a couple of big days racing. Feel so much sorrow for these exploited horses.

    • Four horses on Vet’s List and one horse scratched — it sounds bad but we already knew racing horses was bad. It might be a sign that the veterinarians are paying attention, to a point at least. Who knows how many horses might have slipped through the cracks of this routinely cruel, sadistic, horse-abusing gambling racket? No horse deserves this!

  2. all those horses should be in retirement. we need to stop all horse racing

  3. Is BIG JAVA alive or dead after being raced, finishing last in the race and having a heat stroke on July 1st?
    As far as I know, a horse will collapse and die from a heatstroke. To what degree can a horse have a heatstroke and be placed on the Vet’s List and live?

  4. Fri at monmouth 6th race sip n dip hit rail list jockey and slid under rail they said he and jockey j batista were being tended to jock got hurt sprained ankle i cant imagine how horse is he was vanned off no word on horse

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