An update on a couple (extreme) abuse cases…
Samurai Zip, I reported last week, is 12 years old, and on July 5 he was raced for the 75th time. Well. Just six days later – six days later – his exploiters, Shelly and Jake Radosevich, threw him out there again, for the 76th time. That race Monday was once again at Presque Isle, which has pretty much been Samurai’s “home” for the past two-plus years (18 of 21 races). PA Racing has been making a lot of noise lately about “safety/welfare improvements.” This shows, as usual, that it’s all a load of excrement.
Presque Isle Racing Office: 866-374-3386 (option 2)
PA Horse Racing Commission: 717-787-5196; email@example.com
On June 14, I filed this post: “They’re Running This Poor Mare Into the Ground.” The mare in question is Salt On the Rim. She, too, is 12, and at the time she had been raced 101 times. Since then, twice more, both at Mountaineer. The most recent, #103, was last night. Although it’s not the primary point, Salt finished dead last (of 10) in a dirt-cheap $4,000 “claiming” (she, along with the rest of her compatriots, was “For Sale”). The abusers continue to be Country Acres and Lois Meals.
Jim O’Brien, Mountaineer chief steward: 304-387-8371; jim.o’firstname.lastname@example.org
Bret Smith, investigator: 304-387-8530; email@example.com
WV Racing Commission ED Joe Moore: 304-558-2150; firstname.lastname@example.org
Commissioners Ken Lowe, JB Akers, Tony Figaretti: 304-558-2150