Yesterday at Mahoning, Boot Legger, 10, was put to the whip for the 104th time. Even worse, this race came just 13 days after his last. How he fared is of no consequence. What is, is the extraordinary (as opposed to the ordinary) abuse he is being made to endure. Most responsible: owner Michelle Winters, trainer Odin Londono.
King’s House, whom I have reported on previously, had not been heard from since his last race Jan 24 at Parx. Any chance that Jose Gonzalez-Milian had finally taken enough from the almost 12-year-old? Not on your life. King’s is set to once again go under the whip, five days from now at Parx. This will be race #112.
For those so inclined:
Parx Racing Office: 215-639-9000 (ext 3515 or option 2)
PA Racing Commission’s “Integrity Hotline”: 717-787-1942