A Christmas Reminder for the Apologists

The following racehorses have perished – either by breakdown-euthanasia or sudden death – on American tracks this year. While reading, however, be mindful of this: One, because Racing does all it can to hide its dead, this list is incomplete. Two, thousands more were (continue to be) brutally butchered in foreign abattoirs. And three, tens of thousands more remain this Christmas morning in servitude – their entire pathetic lives defined by tiny stalls, joint injections, and “riding crops.” This is horseracing.

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3-year-old Aunt Meanie, January 1, Fair Grounds 9
5-year-old Uncle Smokey, January 2, Aqueduct 7
3-year-old Shand, January 2, Santa Anita 8
4-year-old Sassy Cherokee, January 4, Charles Town 1
3-year-old Classic Ford, January 4, Fair Grounds 10
2-year-old Side Street, January 4, Gulfstream 3
8-year-old Caixa Eletronica, January 4, Belmont, training
3-year-old Six Drivers, January 4, Belmont, training
2-year-old Blonde for Ever, January 6, Parx 3
4-year-old Clodhopper, January 6, Turf 3
8-year-old Devils Afleet, January 8, Turf 3
2-year-old Casey Lynn, January 9, Delta 1
3-year-old Battle Silk, January 9, Delta 9
4-year-old Skip the Limit, January 11, Charles Town 6
4-year-old Golden Archway, January 11, Tampa Bay 3
10-year-old Stormy Surge, January 12, Golden Gate, training
3-year-old Go Canes Go, January 13, Belmont, training
6-year-old Mystery Taste, January 14, Beulah 7
4-year-old Past Glory, January 16, Charles Town 8
3-year-old Forgot to Duck, January 16, Golden Gate, training
3-year-old The Mikester, January 16, Penn 1
5-year-old Actin Lucky, January 18, Charles Town 7
4-year-old Diplomatic Gal, January 18, Charles Town 7
6-year-old More Nuggets, January 18, Hialeah 3
4-year-old Trick the Queen, January 18, Laurel 5
3-year-old Longevity, January 18, Oaklawn 3
2-year-old Top Data, January 20, Fair Grounds 9
3-year-old Soul Searcher, January 20, Golden Gate 8
4-year-old Vanessa Flag, January 21, Sunland, race 9
5-year-old Holleran, January 22, Beulah 2
3-year-old Miss Go Free, January 24, Golden Gate, training
4-year-old Shesonlyseventeen, January 24, Los Alamitos 7
2-year-old Electric Eddie, January 25, Santa Anita 10
3-year-old Dixie Sparkle, January 26, Aqueduct 7
3-year-old Silent Blessing, January 26, Calder 2
4-year-old Gimmenosass, January 26, Turf 8
4-year-old Royal Affair, January 29, Beulah 1
2-year-old Valar Dohaeris, January 30, Belmont, training
3-year-old Budding Affair, January 31, Golden Gate, training
4-year-old Flashy in Pink, February 1, Belmont, training
4-year-old Charlie Company, February 1, Golden Gate, training
2-year-old Tizardo, February 1, Oaklawn 9
4-year-old Minotaur, February 4, Turf 1
5-year-old Silver Cloud, February 5, Tampa Bay 9
2-year-old Salt Block, February 6, Laurel 4
3-year-old Cougarontheprowl, February 6, Santa Anita 4
4-year-old Mr Manske, February 7, Charles Town 4
4-year-old Malibu Affair, February 8, Sunland 9
1-year-old Manchas Mojave, February 13, Golden Gate, training
8-year-old Moscato, February 14, Golden Gate 7
5-year-old Code of Conduct, February 14, Santa Anita 7
4-year-old LG Jet, February 15, Turf 2
4-year-old Vero’s Hero, February 16, Gulfstream 1
3-year-old He’s Not Too Shaby, February 17, Santa Anita 9
5-year-old Gracias, February 17, Turf 2
3-year-old Sum Royal, February 20, Charles Town 2
3-year-old Very Elusive, February 21, Golden Gate, training
3-year-old Andromeda’s Coming, February 22, Aqueduct 3
3-year-old Pleasant Shaker, February 22, Aqueduct 3
9-year-old Miss Palatine, February 22, Hawthorne 2
4-year-old Body of Evidence, February 22, Hialeah 2
7-year-old Scottie C, February 22, Buffalo 3
3-year-old Byerley Barb, February 23, Golden Gate, training
2-year-old Chica de La Noche, February 23, Louisiana 7
7-year-old Pay Tribute, February 26, Buffalo 7
5-year-old Giant Indian, February 26, Laurel 7
4-year-old Sea Rep Run, February 28, Charles Town 6
5-year-old Sound of Drums, March 1, Aqueduct 7
2-year-old Syeshacat, March 1, Mountaineer 4
3-year-old King Moon, March 2, Oaklawn 4
3-year-old Aggressive Prize, March 3, Louisiana 5
2-year-old Changeinaction, March 5, Belmont, training
6-year-old The Program, March 6, Fair Grounds 8
1-year-old Ruby Jo, March 6, Golden Gate, training
2-year-old Miss Da Sunrise, March 7, Fair Grounds 4
5-year-old Cellophane, March 7, Golden Gate 6
6-year-old Tawdry, March 10, Mountaineer 8
9-year-old Hickory Louie, March 12, Monticello 8
3-year-old Honor Spirit, March 12, Turf 6
2-year-old Uncle Betty, March 13, Charles Town 5
3-year-old Kenai Warrior, March 14, Gulfstream 6
6-year-old Cooper River, March 14, Laurel 3
4-year-old Concept, March 15, Aqueduct, training
7-year-old Itsagoodtendollars, March 15, Belmont, training
4-year-old Candy’s Jewel, March 15, Los Alamitos 1
3-year-old Fardan, March 15, Santa Anita 1
3-year-old Broadway Peyton, March 15, Tampa Bay 6
4-year-old SS Tribal Girl, March 16, Fonner 2
5-year-old El Altanero, March 17, Beulah 7
3-year-old Hot Little Thang, March 17, Turf 1
3-year-old Pure Afleet, March 19, Laurel 1
4-year-old Colonel By, March 21, Charles Town 2
3-year-old Finesse, March 21, Oaklawn 7
4-year-old Garden Tavern, March 22, Charles Town 2
4-year-old Diva On Demand, March 22, Laurel 4
4-year-old Sweetly Put, March 22, Penn 9
6-year-old Vagabond Shoes, March 22, Santa Anita 4
3-year-old Vengeful, March 23, Gulfstream 2
6-year-old With a Miracle, March 23, Sunland 7
5-year-old Tapits Wildcat, March 26, Turf 8
6-year-old Kern River, March 28, Fonner 2
3-year-old Art of the Game, March 28, Gulfstream 8
2-year-old Russian Silk, March 29, Santa Anita 9
2-year-old Jurzenski, March 30, Fonner 5
3-year-old Causewere Gamblers, March 30, Santa Anita 3
4-year-old Notbyemyrules, March 30, Santa Anita 9
2-year-old Jojonotjoelowe, April 3, Aqueduct, training
6-year-old No Shenanigans, April 4, Pimlico 5
6-year-old Crystallo, April 6, Mountaineer 3
6-year-old Hudson Ridge, April 6, Pimlico 9
8-year-old Casey’s On Call, April 9, Hawthorne 2
2-year-old Ivebeensaved, April 12, Parx 6
4-year-old Alondra Sky, April 13, Gulfstream 4
5-year-old Here Comes Drz, April 15, Charles Town 6
4-year-old American Iron, April 15, Finger Lakes, training
2-year-old Crimson Flyer, April 16, Golden Gate, training
3-year-old Sicard’s Sensation, April 17, Evangeline 10
3-year-old Recovered, April 18, Finger Lakes 3
11-year-old Southwind Tabor, April 21, Yonkers 12
10-year-old Laredos Goose, April 26, Cal Expo 5
4-year-old Marcelino Springs, April 26, Golden Gate 8
5-year-old Marine, April 26, Gulfstream 9
5-year-old Cuban Devil, April 27, Atlantic City 5
8-year-old Golden Mexico, April 27, Golden Gate 4
2-year-old La Jolla Cove, April 27, Santa Anita 2
6-year-old Caverna, April 28, Beulah 2
5-year-old Rock Elle Ten, April 30, Evangeline 2
3-year-old Handstand, May 1, Belmont 6
6-year-old Hotradamus, May 1, Santa Anita 3
3-year-old Polar Pal, May 2, Evangeline 7
2-year-old Onebaddancer, May 2, Golden Gate, training
5-year-old Granny Calling, May 2, Santa Anita 1
3-year-old Canadian Winner, May 3, Churchill 13
9-year-old Boston Chief, May 3, Finger Lakes, training
3-year-old Zion Hill, May 4, Mountaineer 6
4-year-old Liberty Cruise, May 5, Yonkers 5
2-year-old Nightfall, May 8, Santa Anita 5
5-year-old Looks Like a Saint, May 9, Indiana 6
6-year-old Mad Magic, May 9, Pimlico 1
3-year-old Aztec Secret, May 10, Louisiana 3
3-year-old Gameboy Luke, May 10, Santa Anita 4
4-year-old Mr Lemon Tree, May 11, Santa Anita 9
5-year-old Rhythm of the Moon, May 14, Suffolk 4
2-year-old Bold Fashion, May 15, Golden Gate, training
3-year-old Oriental Silk, May 18, Louisiana 8
5-year-old Blushing Martha, May 18, Mountaineer 8
4-year-old Caillech’s Quest, May 18, Parx 4
3-year-old Lucky for You, May 18, Saratoga, training
4-year-old KZ Too, May 20, Monticello 8
5-year-old Summa Cum Boom, May 20, Parx 3
3-year-old See the Music, May 21, Belmont 7
5-year-old Never Tell Lynda, May 22, Churchill 1
3-year-old Stadtpark, May 22, Santa Anita 4
3-year-old Reflective Glory, May 24, Emerald 6
5-year-old Big Note, May 24, Santa Anita 2
5-year-old Silver Arch, May 27, Parx 7
4-year-old Kingston Jamaica, May 29, Belmont, training
3-year-old Jess a Speeder, May 30, Arapahoe 7
5-year-old Kissinginthedark, May 30, Finger Lakes 1
5-year-old Berrymeaux, May 31, Mountaineer 2
3-year-old Archie’s All Heart, June 1, Parx 4
4-year-old Der Boss, June 1, Pimlico 2
5-year-old Samuels Blond Lady, June 5, Belmont 2
4-year-old Sweet Teri K, June 7, Belterra 4
5-year-old Lemon Sundae, June 7, Finger Lakes 1
4-year-old Tebows Big Play, June 7, Golden Gate 9
5-year-old Stormdefrere, June 7, Penn 3
9-year-old Faith N Moon, June 8, Buffalo 5
8-year-old Lobo Del Norte, June 8, Parx 5
5-year-old X Country Girl, June 8, Parx 7
3-year-old Nics First Rainbow, June 9, Ruidoso 5
5-year-old Gulf of Aden, June 10, Parx 1
5-year-old Bear’s Spirit, June 12, Aqueduct, training
4-year-old Shared Sacrifice, June 13, Los Alamitos 3
6-year-old J.B.’s Marquis, June 14, Louisiana 5
5-year-old Hot Necker, June 14, Mountaineer 5
4-year-old Socialbug, June 15, Churchill, training
4-year-old My Jordy, June 17, Presque Isle 2
2-year-old Fran’s Kid, June 18, Belmont, training
2-year-old Summer Sanctuary, June 19, Delaware 4
3-year-old Ol’ Bob, June 19, Louisiana 4
4-year-old Chiffy, June 20, Penn 2
5-year-old Lake Brilliant, June 20, Prairie 2
3-year-old Cole Forty Five, June 20, Santa Anita 8
6-year-old Birthday Wish, June 21, Belterra 7
3-year-old Shanes Social Cat, June 21, Lone Star 2
5-year-old How Far We’ve Come, June 22, Parx 8
6-year-old Griffin Rock, June 23, Parx 1
4-year-old Roses for Romney, June 25, Belmont 8
5-year-old Mel’s Game, June 26, Santa Anita 1
7-year-old Elsaroarin, June 27, Finger Lakes 9
4-year-old Western Grit, June 28, Finger Lakes, training
6-year-old Commandeer, June 28, Belterra 2
4-year-old Papa Doc, June 28, Charles Town 4
4-year-old Halos Wild, June 28, Lone Star 9
4-year-old Tough Orphan, June 29, Oak Tree 8
5-year-old My Belle Etoile, July 4, Ellis 5
3-year-old Michonne, July 4, Finger Lakes 9
2-year-old Finns Huckleberry, July 4, Ruidoso 1
5-year-old Guidopanzini, July 5, Oak Tree 9
3-year-old This Guy Is Blue, July 6, Belmont 9
9-year-old Streaterville, July 6, Mountaineer 6
7-year-old Back Talking, July 9, Mountaineer 5
5-year-old Our Deputy Express, July 10, Delaware 2
5-year-old Lone Star Sizzler, July 12, Evangeline 7
4-year-old Music Maid, July 13, Belmont 2
4-year-old Corlett Drive, July 13, Del Mar, training
5-year-old Finally Together, July 14, Mountaineer 9
4-year-old Kokaltash, July 17, Del Mar 5
4-year-old Indomitable Woman, July 17, Finger Lakes 5
5-year-old Could Be a Rumor, July 18, Charles Town 6
4-year-old Generator, July 18, Evangeline 8
5-year-old Piskacha, July 19, Belterra 4
3-year-old Missy Zelliott, July 20, Belmont, training
2-year-old Washington Dacat, July 20, Canterbury 7
3-year-old Ithink I Can Dance, July 22, Mountaineer 6
5-year-old Mr Percussionist, July 22, Parx, race 1
3-year-old Gryphon Gold, July 23, Santa Rosa, from July 20 Sacramento 7
Shocker Topper, July 23, Santa Rosa, training
3-year-old Dance With Fate, July 24, Del Mar, training
4-year-old Lifeguard On Duty, July 24, Saratoga, training
3-year-old Rue the Day, July 25, Charles Town 6
4-year-old Yes She’s Unusual, July 25, Del Mar 6
5-year-old Longview Drive, July 25, Del Mar 7
3-year-old Movin’ On Up, July 25, Louisiana 8
3-year-old Elusive Cowgirl, July 25, Monmouth 6
3-year-old Double Gold, July 25, Saratoga, training
5-year-old Lil Swiss Echo, July 26, Del Mar 5
3-year-old J Kat, July 26, Del Mar 9
3-year-old Chichita, July 26, Finger Lakes 1
5-year-old Rockabar, July 26, Santa Rosa 8
2-year-old Chilled Mousse, July 27, Del Mar, training
7-year-old Gimmeanotherwink, July 28, Finger Lakes 2
3-year-old Father Johns Pride, July 28, Saratoga 7
5-year-old Majic Laughter, July 29, Batavia
5-year-old Quorum, July 29, Finger Lakes 6
4-year-old Cool Under Fire, July 29, Parx 8
5-year-old Intimate Storm, July 30, Charles Town 6
4-year-old Patinka, July 30, Presque Isle 3
3-year-old Chattering Gambler, August 2, Del Mar 3
5-year-old Markyour Territory, August 2, Fairmount 1
2-year-old Sir William Bruce, August 2, Saratoga 5
7-year-old Maji Moto, August 4, Mountaineer 7
3-year-old Cat O Gold, August 8, Arapahoe 7
3-year-old Western Sword, August 8, Penn 8
4-year-old De Rage Girl, August 9, Parx 6
3-year-old Trail Blaze, August 9, Parx 7
4-year-old Who’strickingwho, August 10, Arapahoe 1
7-year-old Bonita Muneca, August 10, Belterra 2
5-year-old Exultant, August 10, Belterra 4
4-year-old Regretless, August 11, Saratoga 4
3-year-old Steppingood, August 13, Del Mar 8
3-year-old Bullwhip, August 14, Charles Town 1
3-year-old Deputy Gulch, August 14, Charles Town 2
4-year-old Serious, August 14, from July 31 Del Mar 7
2-year-old Cashion, August 16, Belmont, training
3-year-old Bayview Drive, August 16, Del Mar 10
3-year-old Zuni Tunes, August 16, Golden Gate 8
6-year-old Winter’s Wildchild, August 17, Columbus 7
7-year-old There Goes Kevin, August 17, Los Alamitos 1
5-year-old Kevinator, August 17, Los Alamitos 1
4-year-old Royal Hard Spun, August 17, Monmouth 3
4-year-old Bonnie Lass, August 18, Delaware 2
3-year-old M B and Tee, August 21, Saratoga 7
2-year-old Little Tower, August 22, Del Mar 3
5-year-old Celzo’s Birdie, August 22, Ferndale 4
2-year-old Kamarius, August 23, Saratoga, training
2-year-old Ludicrous, August 23, Saratoga 4
7-year-old Magic Beam, August 24, Del Mar, training
3-year-old Matagorda Bay, August 24, Gillespie 2
3-year-old Elena Strikes, August 24, Saratoga, training
8-year-old Be a Pro, August 25, Presque Isle 3
7-year-old Makari, August 25, Saratoga 1
3-year-old Run for Papa, August 26, Fairmount 1
3-year-old Vanessa Halo, August 26, Finger Lakes, training
3-year-old Manda Moo, August 26, Parx 8
5-year-old Posh Acres, August 28, Charles Town 1
3-year-old Cause Im a Bigshot, August 28, Del Mar, training
2-year-old Divine Guidance, August 29, from August 27 Saratoga 5
4-year-old See See See, August 29, Belmont, from August 15 Monmouth 4
3-year-old My Kinda Girl, August 30, Charles Town 4
3-year-old Kitagal, August 30, Louisiana 3
4-year-old Paper Tigress, August 30, Parx 8
6-year-old Washington’s Rules, August 30, Suffolk 6
3-year-old Nacho Preacher, August 31, Golden Gate 5
3-year-old Runaway Bridle, August 31, Thistledown 4
3-year-old Florida Bull, September 3, Thistledown 8
2-year-old Ligety, September 5, Los Alamitos 3
3-year-old Ifyougotthenotion, September 6, Parx 8
3-year-old Gerryland, September 7, Finger Lakes, training
3-year-old Kitt’s Kool Katt, September 7, Finger Lakes, training
4-year-old Ego Friendly, September 10, Belmont, training
3-year-old Frat Man, September 10, Charles Town 7
3-year-old I Love Penny, September 10, Penn 3
2-year-old Funnys Man Dream, September 11, Belterra 1
5-year-old Kingliest, September 11, Belterra 6
4-year-old Foxy Syd, September 11, Penn 5
4-year-old Eddington Bay, September 11, Penn 9
6-year-old Tale of Lucknfame, September 12, Belterra 7
4-year-old Strategic Player, September 12, Retama 5
3-year-old Freddie Freud, September 13, Belmont, training
4-year-old DJ’s Hope, September 13, Finger Lakes 5
3-year-old X Why Zee, September 13, Parx 10
3-year-old Matched Ruler, September 13, Thistledown 8
2-year-old Souper Arch, September 14, Monmouth 4
5-year-old Paul Ford, September 14, Pleasanton, training
3-year-old Jackson Station, September 18, Remington 2
4-year-old Kiwi Ruler, September 19, Penn 6
2-year-old Tale of the Spa, September 19, Saratoga, training
3-year-old Hearts n’ Diamonds, September 20, Monmouth 7
3-year-old Kat Alpha, September 22, Mountaineer 3
6-year-old Italian Nany, September 24, Penn 7
3-year-old Men Dee Go, September 26, Lone Star 3
5-year-old Stevia, September 27, Delaware 7
3-year-old Run Albert Run, September 27, Penn 6
3-year-old Showmewhatyougot, September 27, Stockton 6
4-year-old Native Tea Rose, September 28, Los Alamitos 9
4-year-old Forward Momentum, September 28, Monmouth 8
3-year-old Get Your Praise On, September 28, Stockton 4
4-year-old Secret Memo, September 28, Stockton 5
2-year-old Here in a Hurry, October 1, Belmont, training
4-year-old G W’s Hammer, October 3, Finger Lakes 5
4-year-old Tangible Assets, October 3, Thistledown 8
4-year-old Stormy Henry, October 4, Parx 6
4-year-old Dave’s Cutie, October 4, Thistledown 7
4-year-old Bizzy E F, October 5, Thistledown 1
3-year-old Bee Boppin Along, October 9, Charles Town 7
3-year-old Grand Arrival, October 10, Belmont, training
2-year-old Velvet Sandy, October 11, Parx 1
3-year-old Intelligent Girl, October 11, Remington 1
2-year-old Giant Hearted Lee, October 13, Belmont 5
5-year-old Cactus City Road, October 13, Laurel 2
4-year-old Masaru, October 14, Indiana 8
4-year-old Platitude, October 14, Indiana 8
3-year-old Put It Back Martha, October 15, Charles Town 3
2-year-old Sheza Freak, October 17, Delta 7
5-year-old Fly to Freedom, October 17, Santa Anita 3
3-year-old Jennakins, October 18, Golden Gate 5
3-year-old Party Time, October 18, Keeneland, training
3-year-old Dreamo, October 18, Penn 9
5-year-old Barzini, October 22, Gulfstream W 1
2-year-old Burden, October 22, Keeneland 5
4-year-old Zaikov, October 23, Belmont, training
2-year-old Chase This Bandit, October 24, Belmont 10
2-year-old unnamed, October 25, Belmont, training
3-year-old Soar Home, October 26, Golden Gate, training
3-year-old Cloud Cutter, October 26, Mountaineer 4
3-year-old Sea Hunt, October 27, Gulfstream W 6
2-year-old Princess Nene, October 30, Gulfstream W 7
5-year-old Summer Sunset, October 31, Aqueduct 2
4-year-old Jesses Giant Dunk, October 31, Aqueduct 3
5-year-old Flashy Dame, October 31, Golden Gate 4
6-year-old Ansilta, November 2, Thistledown 8
3-year-old Zo Sophisticated, November 3, Belmont, training
5-year-old Antone Suavey, November 3, Finger Lakes 2
4-year-old Unabiding Citizen, November 5, Thistledown 6
5-year-old Igotitdad, November 8, Gulfstream W 1
2-year-old Diamondback, November 8, Gulfstream W 7
5-year-old Next Right Thing, November 8, Thistledown 6
3-year-old Pete, November 11, Finger Lakes, training
3-year-old Mr. Franco, November 11, Golden Gate, training
3-year-old Chappstick, November 11, Zia 3
4-year-old Knockher Off, November 12, Aqueduct 5
4-year-old Lies N Disguise, November 13, Evangeline 2
4-year-old Midnight Music, November 14, Laurel 6
9-year-old Ernie Owl, November 15, Los Alamitos 5
2-year-old Surviving Kandy, November 16, Golden Gate, training
3-year-old Santa Baby, November 16, Yonkers 9
2-year-old Tip It On Back, November 19, Laurel 4
4-year-old Madelynsheabadgirl, November 21, Charles Town 3
3-year-old Infant Gold, November 22, Parx 9
2-year-old Pb El Chiltepin, November 23, Turf 1
3-year-old Pull in Time, November 25, Turf 8
5-year-old Threetimes a Saint, November 26, Finger Lakes 2
9-year-old Cherokee Artist, November 28, Aqueduct 6
4-year-old Princes On Thelake, December 3, Aqueduct 5
3-year-old Precocious Kitty, December 3, Delta 8
4-year-old Carla Sweetrevenge, December 3, Finger Lakes 7
3-year-old Mapping, December 3, Golden Gate, training
2-year-old Sweet Strider, December 3, Turf 1
3-year-old Warrior’s Hero, December 4, Aqueduct 3
7-year-old Crazy Bear, December 4, Charles Town 4
8-year-old Suzettes Friend, December 4, Golden Gate, training
11-year-old Hurta, December 4, Hawthorne 9
3-year-old Boca Babe, December 4, Laurel 2
7-year-old Quick Money, December 5, Aqueduct 8
5-year-old Half Nelson, December 5, Aqueduct 8
3-year-old Jacaranda Cat, December 6, Turf 5
5-year-old Sage Valley, December 10, Aqueduct 8
6-year-old Matter of Truth, December 10, Charles Town 6
4-year-old Lefty Closer, December 10, Mahoning 7
4-year-old Sky Kerridge, December 10, Mahoning 8
2-year-old Kays Version, December 12, Sunland 3
5-year-old Justalittleloopy, December 13, Golden Gate, training
3-year-old No Ice Castles, December 14, Turf 8
2-year-old Deckers, December 15, Belmont, training
4-year-old Bunuska, December 17, Charles Town 4
3-year-old Wallyanna, December 20, Gulfstream 8
4-year-old Play Maker, December 20, Los Alamitos 9
4-year-old Oh Juliet, December 21, Fair Grounds 5

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  1. I don’t see how the “apologists” can keep supporting this carnage. And as you said, Patrick, there are so many more that are unaccounted for.
    Thank you for speaking out for the horses and providing the opportunity for others to do so. You are raising public awareness of how cruel this business really is and shattering the deceitful image it tries to portray.

    • Rose, racing is all “smoke and mirrors”. The atrocities are kept behind closed doors and that is exactly the way that racing likes it. The apologists keep supporting the industry because they refuse to see it for what it really is….animal exploitation where it is considered a “success” when the horse makes it out of racing in one piece. Humans are capable of many injustices against animals and racing is just one example of those injustices.

  2. I will say a special prayer for all the Horses that had died on the race track and elsewhere from abuse and pray for Divine Intercession for all those horses that are continuing to be abused and slaughtered on this Christmas Day.

  3. Rose, Mary and Kathleen have said it all. Thank you Patrick for your tenacity and incredible work you are doing for these noble animals.

  4. The fate of many horselets™ is sealed during the winter months. Look no further than the current situation at the racetrack formerly known as Calder which is now owned by Churchill Downs.

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