Over 100 Races for Each of These Poor Souls – And No End in Sight

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

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  1. Horses don’t ask to become race horses. They are forced into the cruel vicious world of greedy people who do not care about the horse, just themselves. A horse should be running in a field, not around one after being drugged, shocked and beat with a whip. When a horse falls on the track, I could care less about the little man riding him. I worry about the horse and rightly so.

  2. The Claiming Price for KING’S HOUSE on March 20, 2023 in Race 6 at 2:55 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time is listed as $5,000 on Equibase Entries. This race is a distance of FIVE and ONE-HALF Furlongs.
    His previous claiming price was $7,500, if I remember correctly.
    I wish all of the horses could be rescued from their enslavement.

    • Thank you, Nancy. KING’S HOUSE is horse #6 of SIX (unfortunately enslaved) HORSES entered in the Sixth Race at Parx on March 20th. If he isn’t scratched, he could very possibly finish in 6th place.
      I dread the thought of him being catastrophically injured.


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