Two Heatstrokes in Same Day at Churchill

From the stewards at Churchill Downs:

Sep 15, California Express “bled, required assistance of ambulance, placed on Vet List”

Sep 18, Paint Me Perfect “finished last and suffered a post-race heatstroke” (two years old, very first race)

Sep 18, Pure Panic “finished 7th and suffered a post-race heatstroke” (three years old)

No word yet on the heatstroke victims.

This is horseracing.


  1. Our protest group continually tries to get Del Mar to cancel races when our temps go up. Nobody cares and the races go on most of the summer. In November they will start up again. It is all about $$$$ with no concern for the innocent, exploited horses who have no choice about when they perform. It is disgusting. This is horseracing.

  2. These idiots would send horses to race on the surface of the sun if there was a buck to be made.

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