Kills 55 and 56 for NYRA

This for Bank On Belle at Belmont last Friday, according to the Gaming Commission: “horse sustained an injury while breezing…euthanized.” She was but two years old and was coming off her first race. Chief exploiter: Rudy Rodriguez.

This for 3-year-old Holding Au Pair at Aqueduct: “After race [Sunday] horse flipped over in receiving barn…ambulanced to Cornell…euthanized.” Chief exploiter: Randi Persaud.

For the New York Racing Association (Aqueduct, Belmont, Saratoga), these are kills 55 and 56 on the year. Reform is a ruse, safe racing a lie. Horseracing kills. Full stop.

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  1. The moral depravity of abusing horses to death is common industry practice in horseracing. All of these people should be charged with excessive cruelty to horses.

  2. Ah Rudy, yet another kill. The rest of us would be in jail for as many horses as Rudy has killed. Randy’s not too far behind. They are welcomed with open arms by NYRA. Guess HISA isn’t concerned with scrutinizing frequent killers.

  3. The old reliables, Rudy and Randy, are hard at work killing and maintaining as usual. Sickening!

  4. Randi Persaud, trainer, was listed by the Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit as having violated a drug rule because JUMPSTER tested positive for phenylbutazone after a Vet’s List workout at Saratoga on August 20, 2023. It is not illegal to administer this drug to horses, but it is against the rules to do it on race day or a workout.

    • JUMPSTER is entered to run in Race 5 on Saturday, October 21, at Belmont At The Big A. It’s a claiming race.
      I can only imagine what kind of lameness JUMPSTER might be suffering from. I know that phenylbutazone is categorized as a “therapeutic” drug. It helps horses that suffer from Navicular Disease which is a permanent condition.

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