Chef Menteur Killed at Gulfstream

In the 1st race at Gulfstream yesterday, Chef Menteur, said the chartwriter, “suffered a catastrophic injury nearing the far turn, pulled up shortly after, and was euthanized.” He was three years old, and this was his 17th time under the whip.

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  1. And yet AGAIN! Another horse subjected to the brutality of the 2 year olds in training sales!
    Pro racing folks like to cite an erroneous, self-serving article from racing veterinarian, Dr. Larry Bramlage. In the article, he spews nonsense about how 2 year old horses need to start training to build bone, and that this actually makes them sounder. What a load of horse shit.
    Here are just 2 examples, so far that we know of, in ONE day of racing, where this was proven not true!
    I say this as one of the OBS 2 year olds in training shows just concluded this week. How many of those horses will we see in Patrick’s death reports in the next few years?? That is- if they even make it to the races. Many of them don’t, as they are ruined in the process of getting to these sales.

  2. Thank you, Marie. Everything you said is right on the mark!
    Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Bramlage epitomizes the SADISTIC INDIFFERENCE to the basic needs of horses! He flat out refuses to acknowledge the truth about young and underdeveloped horses: that they need to be allowed to grow and develop in the NORMAL WAY and that horses are not matured until at least SIX YEARS OLD. He is taking advantage of the horses who have no voice and no choice!
    He is making way too much money abusing baby horses and telling twisted, perverted, narcissistic lies to dupe ignorant people and to defend people who are just as evil as he is. There is no amount of filthy lies that can replace the truth about what horses need.

    He is the epitome of everything that is wrong with this egregiously barbaric INDUSTRY. It’s a business that exploits young horses that don’t know their own strength AND have not been allowed to grow into their full capacity to be strong and healthy. Bramlage is fine with the abuse and brutality against young and underdeveloped colts and fillies!
    Calling it a sport only makes it more egregious and offensive because it is abuse and brutality against young and underdeveloped colts and fillies.
    The people at the Ocala Breeders Sales all should be arrested for Animal Cruelty and abusing young Thoroughbreds to literal death.
    They literally force young, underdeveloped colts and fillies to run “faster than they will ever run again in their lives” under saddle and rider. This is NOT HORSEMANSHIP! This is ABUSE!
    They’re making way too much money in this business of abusing horses to a premature death. The people who are buying colts and fillies at these breeders’ sales have to be EXCEPTIONALLY STUPID regarding the longevity of horses. But, since when did EXCEPTIONALLY SADISTIC people care about LONGEVITY in horses?
    These breeders’ sales set BABY THOROUGHBREDS up to be damaged to the point where they don’t recover from the INJURIES induced by the insane cruelty and stupidity.
    This is how much greedy people care about their baby Thoroughbreds; many of these horses will end up in a foreign country and be exploited for their meat after they are so INJURED (such as Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage, for example) that they can’t be exploited for profit in racing or breeding. In Korea and Japan, that is the drill. Once the colt or filly can’t be viable as a gambling object, they will be hauled from the race track to the slaughterhouse and “processed for human consumption” and that is the way it is.
    So that is basically what Dr. Lawrence (Larry) Bramlage is an advocate for; this brutal exploitation of horses for “fame and fortune” for himself and his associates at Rood and Riddle and his clients and potential clients.

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