A Death at One Race Track Is a Death at All
An Animal Rights Article from All-Creatures.org

FROM HorseracingWrongs.org
April 2020

Horses are ever being shuffled from track to track, state to state...

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The NYS Gaming Commission reports this for Appealing Briefs at Belmont yesterday: ď[G]elding last raced at Gulfstream, euthanized due to poor prognosis of cellulitis.Ē The first part, at least as I see it, is a pathetic attempt to shift blame.

First, as Iíve repeatedly admonished since Santa Anita, U.S Racing is a single entity Ė a league (think NFL) if you will. Horses are ever being shuffled from track to track, state to state, so donít get distracted by individual (track) numbers; focus on the aggregate instead.

Second, though, the horse in question here had two workouts at Belmont after that Gulfstream race, the most recent April 4. Imagine that. Whatís more, he was raced at all three NYRA tracks in 2019.

Bottom line: Appealing Briefs is an industry casualty, for which each and every track (trainer, owner, etc.) shares responsibility.


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