Tag: Kentucky Derby

2 Horses Die in Races Before Preakness

By Steve Almasy, CNN “A total of 4,649 thoroughbreds…died in racetrack-related incidents from 2009 to 2015…” Two racehorses died Saturday at Pimlico Race Course, site of the Preakness Stakes to be held later in the day. Homeboykris collapsed after the first race of the day while walking back […]

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Congrats, American Pharoah! Now End Horse Racing

“Last week’s win of the Belmont Stakes (Steaks) by American Pharoah left me with a felling of emptiness and and a sour taste in my mouth that I simply could not shake. The massive amount of press about the “World’s Greatest Athlete” winning the Triple Crown was both stunning and disappointing. Horse racing and those who make money whipping young horses down a dirt track was portrayed as the “Sport of Kings” while not one word was whispered about the horrific fate that befalls the bulk of the horses that are unfortunate enough to be involved in this cruel and abusive “industry”. And then out of the darkness arose a beam of light bringing with it clarity and sanity via the well chosen words of Kavitha A. Davidson. Her article on the subject, below, clears away the media hype and centers the spotlight back on the dying and smelly practice of horse racing. I formally tip my hat to Ms. Davidson for the breath of fresh air she brings back into the world of American Equine Welfare Awareness and highly recommend the reading of her thoughtful writing. With two rescued off the track TBs in the backyard, we want to thank her for her compassion and concern.” ~ R.T.

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Horse slaughter Bill May Have a Chance

by Jonathan Miller as published at The Courier Journal “the worst case of animal cruelty I’ve seen,” As memories from American Pharoah’s thrilling ride still resonate, it’s instructive to remember an earlier Run for the Roses nearly three decades ago. The 1986 Kentucky Derby was a sentimental, even […]

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Update: Cloud at the Crossroads

written by Ginger Kathrens of The Cloud Foundation “With most eyes turned upon the Kentucky Derby, this day, what better way to wash your mind and soul out than to receive an eloquent update on the current condition of America’s true face and voice for our beloved Wild […]

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Horse Saved from Slaughterhouse Wins Chicago Race

Source: MailOnline ‘Unfortunately the mare was already in a “kill pen”…’ He may never run for the Kentucky Derby roses, but Illinois race horse Magna Fortuna and his owners are celebrating a victory none-the-less — his survival. The three-year-old gelding’s name means ‘great luck’, and he was a […]

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Why is O’Neill Still Even Allowed in Horse Racing?

Horse trainer Doug O’Neill was said to be “ecstatic” over the wins at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness by his horse, I’ll Have Another. He is proud of his racing record. The racing world now looks to the remaining Triple Crown race, the Belmont Stakes on June 9. Will there be a Triple Crown winner this year, the first since 1978?

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