I received the following after Zelenskyy Strong was injured and vanned off at Monmouth Sunday. (I have a FOIA request on Zelenskyy pending.)
“Hi Patrick. I’m not a horse racing fan; I’m not knowledgeable about it at all. But I am an animal person. Yesterday, friends and I went to Monmouth Park for a wine festival. The horse racing was secondary. But we did view the horses prior to race #8. One of them was clearly distressed. He was very agitated, hard to handle, kicking a bit, drooling. Then prior to the race, he didn’t want to go into the gate. They forced him in.
“The horse got hurt and was taken away at the end of the race in the equine ambulance. This horse was clearly crying out for help and was ignored. The horse’s name is Zelenskyy Strong. I do not know what happened after they took him away, but I am furious that he and others like him who are not in the condition to race are being forced to. I found your site while trying to find out what happened to him. While I had been neutral on horse racing, I am now vehemently opposed to it. Thank you for what you do.” – Bob Beucler
Thank you, Bob.