Joy Aten on the “Good Folks” in Racing

The following article comes from Joy Aten, prominent equine advocate and regular contributor to our “Shedrow Secrets” section:

Like others who acknowledge the exploitation and abuse of horses in the racing industry, I tire of hearing about all of the “good folks” in racing. Like the “good folks” who “sign up” to run their horses without drugs – does that include not injecting their joints, as well? – I didn’t think so. And of course, they’ll stop using Lasix when everyone else stops using Lasix and not a minute before.

Then there are those “good folks” who boast they run their babies at the two-year-old in training sales without drugs. No bute?…I certainly hope not! Why would a two-year-old need bute to run? And no Lasix?…since the industry claims Lasix is not a performance-enhancer and is used solely for bleeders, why would a two-year-old bleeder even be made to race? But check the charts of their running three-year-olds and they’re all on Lasix, at the very least.

Or like the “good folks” who promise a certain percentage of their winnings (WHOSE winnings?…I didn’t see any of them being whipped-raced around the track) to particular aftercare programs. There aren’t enough aftercare organizations to intake the discarded excess of spent racehorses! And why isn’t the RACING INDUSTRY the sole provider of the depleted “athletes” of the RACING INDUSTRY? Why is the non-race public, who continue to struggle even with the “crumbs” of those donated percentages, toiling to care for these horses?

And oh yes, the “good folks” who rescue some of the injured, neglected, abandoned, starved, and slaughter-bound horses of THEIR “sport” when they’re contacted by a frantic advocate. Why shouldn’t they? That is simply an expectation – take care of your own! But here, the dichotomy…the “good folks” crow about their “saves” while they’ve left their OWN former runners unprotected in the claiming game.

How about the “good folks” who retire their older racehorse (after several years of running) that’s made them an obscene amount of money (and then make certain everyone hears about it), yet their less-talented horse that didn’t generate such riches, they sell via a claiming race? I guess they only extend their “love” to the horses that stuffed their wallets.

Here, a perfect example of one the “good folks” – Maggi Moss.

Moss: “Ballistic Blonde is not one of my more talented horses. But I bought her cheap in Texas…” Moss puts the mare in a claiming race and she gets claimed. Moss states, ‘with emotion’: “This is the hardest part of the business. But it’s big – $25,000 is a good price for her now. I just really wanted her last race for me to be a winner.” Moss goes on to say: “It’s getting much easier for me to run my horses out east so that I don’t get so personally attached to them. This is a business and my gut interferes.” Out of sight, out of mind for Ms. Moss.

Does anyone else see what’s most important to Moss? MONEY. Clearly, the money. What she did to her mare So Many Ways is another example. Moss says about the mare: “her kind and almost human personality…made this decision [to sell her to the Japanese farm as a broodmare] so difficult.” In another piece, Moss talks about how the offer from the overseas breeding farm for So Many Ways was just “so much money”…just too much to turn down. MONEY. “Good folk”? It didn’t matter how “kind” and “human-like” Moss thought So Many Ways was…this “good folk” loved the money more than her mare.

And what about Bojan, Ms. Moss? And the deal you were going to offer low-level trainer Chad Skelton for MSW Fuhrever Dancing?…you know, 5K and throw in a “couple of horses that would actually make him money” to sweeten the deal? Unreal…Moss is considered one of the “good folks,” yet she was ready to offer up a couple of sacrificial horses to someone she and her cronies were crucifying as the “scum” in racing. Fuhrever Dancing was worth saving, Moss deems…and two other horses were going to pay his ransom with their lives. Fuhrever Dancing gets her some good press. No one will ever know about the sacrificial lambs. “Good folk.”

(By the way, the last race for Ballistic Blonde – Moss’ “cheap” mare that she sold for a “good price for her” – was a 3K claiming race at Turf Paradise in October 2012.)

More “good folk” stories to come…

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  1. Maggi Moss claimed Marchwood for 50K on June 14, 2013. Marchwood earned 40K for Moss – 40K earned by HIS efforts, only…Moss did nothing but stand and watch – and then she sold him (via a claiming race) for 30K on November 29, 2013.

    After Moss unloaded Marchwood in November of 2013, the 2010 bay gelding ran another 17 times.

    Marchwood’s most recent race was a 5K claiming race at Mountaineer on September, 2015. He came in 5th of 9 horses.

    So Moss’ former horse has fallen to the 5K level…but what’s especially disturbing is he was claimed in his last race – by Burton Sipp. Google Sipp. It will make you sick.

    Let’s hope Maggi Moss, who claims to love her horses and has said she stays in the racing industry because she can better help the horses, has come to the rescue of this gelding she owned, raced and then sold…Marchwood has not raced since September when Sipp claimed him.

    Moss just got rid of another one of her horses – Whispering Charm, a 2010 gray gelding – via a 4K claiming race on November 27…Whispering Charm came in 18 lengths behind, 8th of 10 horses.

    And another Moss gelding is still laboring at the 5K level – Voodooville.

    • Maggi Moss came into a facebook group called The Kill Pen Experience after a short and successful rush to save a TB racer out of a kill pen. She beat her chest over the saving but as seen here. It is only when the powder keg is lit and their names are about to get neon lighted that these owners step up. Why don’t they have every auction in the US contacting them with TBs that come in? The kill buyers do have such a network. Why don’t the owners? I will tell you why. They don’t care to.

      • You’re exactly right, janwindsong. Moss has a large stable and has horses “coming & going” all the time. It’s a business. Her horses are nothing more than objects to be used in this gambling industry until they’re “worn”…like a used deck of cards. Then it’s time to get a new deck.

      • When I hear the name, Burton Sipp, I cringe. When his house burned down, and his wife died in the fire, it was rumored that the fire was intentionally set by Sipp. I would venture to guess that no horse is safe unless they are winning for him.

    • I had hoped that Maggi Moss had been watching over her former racehorse Marchwood – had seen that the gelding was claimed by Burton Sipp in September for 5K and then had come to his rescue – but she hasn’t. Marchwood could still be with Sipp. He could be lingering in a feedlot. He could be dead. We don’t know. What we DO know is Moss was not watching over him. And in fact when told about him over the week-end, it was said by the founder of the rescue that she is an advisory board member of that I should take him in. How callous…an astounding display of complete lack of concern for Marchwood.

      • Marchwood’s future is in your hands Ms Moss. I most certainly do not mean to be rude but you have the money to save this horse. I do hope you take appropriate action.

  2. From a previous Owner/Trainer perspective?
    The racehorse is a disposable commodity more now than ever, and it’s owners like Maggie Moss, and the industry as a whole who are the problem.
    I truly believe that the racehorse has been pumped-up with drugs unabated for so many years now that there’s no way to train, and run a racehorse drug free anymore. There just isn’t. My comment in no way supports or justifies the industry whatsoever, but it does exemplify just how bad the situation is for a racehorse.
    What I’m saying is that the small percentage of Trainers who want to run on oats, hay, and water can’t even if they wanted to especially when they are forced to compete with these trainers and owners who conduct a virtual drug den, and the industry supports them.
    In other words, lameness is actually bred into the racehorse now. I’m no vet, I can’t justify this, but I grew up around racehorses. The racehorse in the 60’s is a completely different animal then the one racing now.
    Moreover, in the past, I was able to take a racehorse off the track (who was heading to kill auction), spend some time, effort, and money on them to transition them into another career. It was a passion of mine. You really have to know what your doing, but I’m an accomplished equestrian so I was able to assess both the physical, and mental aspect of the particular individual. Then I was able to work with them and, based on my assessment, figure out what career was best for them. Back then, I had 100% placement, and I often broke even financially or made a little profit. I estimate that I was rehoming about 20 per year.
    Enter EPO. Around 2000, I was starting to notice that racehorses were coming off the track completely “burned-out.” There was something horribly wrong, and I just couldn’t put my finger on it. I also noticed that these racehorses were usually coming out of the same barns, from the same Trainers. They would claim a horse for $5000 that was finishing last by lengths, run it back with very large bets placed on it, and it would win by lengths. This kept happening, but I also noticed that those racehorses would win maybe 2, and then go down. Aside from breakdowns, they were just not the same horse. They were all sunken in physically, and mentally they were toast. There was something seriously wrong with them. EPO was later found out to be the culprit.
    It wasn’t only EPO though. I was now taking in racehorses that had absolutely nothing left to work with. The lemon was squeezed dry (so to speak).
    I’m talking physically, mentally, and emotionally. They were so burned out. There was nothing left to work with. About 3-5 days of getting them off the track, the drugs would wear off, and they would be completely lame. That would add to lay-up time, rehabilitation time, and in many cases were not able to perform any type of post-career.
    Aside from the physical aspect, there was the mental one as well. Many of these OTTB’s I would rehome to teenagers, families, or people who just wanted a trail riding horse. This requires a sound mental attitude, but these horses were crazy. I know they were not born that way, but they had enough. This was all a result of being over raced, changing hands frequently, and probably neglect and/or abuse. I never saw this in the majority of racehorses I got off the track in the 70’s,80’s, 90’s. Or, it would be very rare to see this. Now it was common rendering them almost impossible to rehome.
    In the year 2000 and forward, Out of about 20 horses that I would take in, maybe 4 were salvageable. In the past, this equation was inverted.
    I had regular clients who purchased OTTB’s from me. I had a good reputation in the Polo world, with Owners expecting a certain level of horse. There’s no way I could send most of these horses to them because they would be sent right back.
    In the past, it cost around $30 per day, per horse for me to retrain, and rehome. On average, I was able to turn a racehorse around in 4 to 6 weeks costing me about $1500 on average. Of course my time is never factored in. It was a labor of love.
    I always knew that I could get $1500 for the racehorse so I would be able to break even. I had to break even in order to survive. At 20 racehorses a year it adds up. Although I loved what I did, horses don’t live on love alone. You have to have the money to conduct this type of OTTB retraining/rehoming business. I got absolutely NO HELP from the racing industry at all. I tapped into the so called money funded racing industries only to be turned down. Not one of those rich owners would give me a dime to help finance my OTTB retraining/rehoming program – not even the owners who made the money off the racehorse. I was doing it all myself.
    So 2000 comes around, and out of 20 horses 4 would be salvageable. Many would be completely lame after the drugs wore-off, and then the mental issues that I talked about already. So it didn’t take long to be in huge debt. I had to stop.
    I know that I’m one of many who took in, on average, about 20 racehorses per year for retraining, and rehoming who concluded what I did, and had to stop.
    The majority of racehorses coming off of tracks in North America now are disposable, and the industry is to blame. By the time they come off the track, most require extensive ongoing vet support (very expensive), and the physical can be addressed by medicine, but the mental is an entirely other issue.
    Once a horse is mentally off it may never come around, and a horse’s disposition is essential for it to be retrained, and rehomed. Of course the massive amounts of drugs being permitted during its racing career probably contributes to its mental issues as well. Any drug addict has mental issues.
    I would even venture to say that the racehorse being slaughtered is not even salvageable for food anymore – horrific as slaughter is.
    For the most part, the racehorse is now a disposable commodity, and that’s all because of the industry. The blame lies squarely on them. So not only do they use, and abuse, they dispose as well with very little support coming from the industry. This is what they call the “good folks” in horse racing.

  3. 2016. Yet again, the horse racing industry has shown us how the “good folks” of horse racing conduct themselves. Thanks to Ray Paulick of the Blood Horse he exposed yet another huge abandonment of racehorses in the horse racing capital of the world: Lexington, Kentucky. Here’s the link:
    http://www.paulickreport.com/horse-care-category/abandoned-horses-now-under-care-of-lexington-humane-society/
    An active member of the thoroughbred industry (name withheld in article) originally abandoned 33 racehorses. Evidently, no feed, no water, no hay, no clean stall – just left to die. Since the horse racing industry and all their billions wouldn’t step up to the plate, the Humane Society did.
    They ended up taking in 22 racehorses yesterday, and today with no funding from the multibillion dollar horse racing industry. Remember? Those “good folks” of horse racing. You know, the ones that say they care about their horses when they are running, winning, and making money? Remember the ones who are so quick to dump them either in claiming, kill auctions?
    What about the multibillion dollar industry leaders like TVG, Bet America, Xpressbet, Keeneland, Fasig-Tipton, HBPA – these are the very companies that make billions off the bones, and backs of racehorses. The ones who donate little or nothing (relative to their obscene profits) to OTTB aftercare.
    So far, since my last call to the Humane Society not one of these so called “good folks” have stepped up and given one dime to this ongoing rescue.
    In fact, it’s people like you and me who scrape together $5, $10 to help out. In fact, it’s the Humane Society membership, and private donations (by people who have not created this mess) that are paying for these racehorses.
    PLEASE comment on this article. When you locate this article there is a comment section below. I was the first to leave a comment, and I didn’t spare any words. I’m sure that the “good folks” of horse racing will comment , and defend their slave business. I do battle with them all the time on this website.
    The Lexington Humane Society now has a specific account set-up for these abandoned racehorses soliciting for donations. Now I know everybody here is up to their eyeballs in the mess that the industry leaves behind including myself. So if you don’t donate, please make a comment.

  4. Again, the claiming system and what it does to the horses clearly shows they are not the beloved family members that racing insiders like to declare. And Maggi Moss, one of racing’s “good folks”, is as guilty of unloading her racehorses via claiming races as the rest. A racehorse supporter tracks her stable – the many that “come and go” – and sends me the long list…I can’t keep up with the buying and selling she does. And her “family members”, the horses she claims to care about so much, just fall farther and farther…while she just buys the next slave, and the next, and the next.

    Donoharm (what a sad irony, that name) is a 2009 Kentucky-bred bay gelding. He is GSP with 45 starts and earnings of nearly 400K. Moss claimed him for 32K on 3-28-15, ran him in a stakes race on 5-25-15 then sold him for 20K on 6-19-15. Barely time for Moss to get to know her “beloved horse”, and certainly not time for the gelding to acclimate to his new “home” – what a stressful existence these creatures that crave routine live.

    Donoharm just ran (and won) on October 20 at Remington Park in a 5K claiming race. And he’s running again tonight with the same price tag on his head.

    Family members?…just stop with the lies…you make yourselves look like the callous fools that you are.

  5. I saw mention of Posse Attack in one of the comments on this page. Does anyone know his whereabouts? Maggi had at one point given me the contact for the racing family she had sold him to to be retired, and when I called them they said they gave him to a teenage girl. I’ve always wanted to check on him and make sure he’s still happy and OK, and I search social media every so often hoping he will pop up. Reading this article and posts makes me worry about him. If anyone has any info on him, I would appreciate being notified, you can reach me via my email Michaela[dot]slavid[at]gmail[dot]com. Thank you!

    • Michaela, I have no idea where Posse Attack is or whether he is alive or dead. However, what I can tell you is that Ms. Moss has publicly stated at least once, maybe twice, that she follows ALL her horses even after she is “done” with them. I haven’t found that to be true and I have challenged her on her claims but she has ignored me which is probably a good thing because no one likes to be caught with their “pants down.” Moss “sold” him to be retired? Certainly, the horse went with an adoption agreement. Moss is an attorney who absolutely loves the racing industry in which she participates so she should be fully aware that unless a horse is in your backyard, no horse is 100% safe and she must be knowledgeable enough to grasp that horses are vulnerable to disappearing into the underground slaughter pipeline. When PA stopped producing revenue for her, perhaps she just wanted to unload him and selling him was a means to an end.

      I reached out to Ms. Moss about a year ago concerning two horses that she previously owned…Marchwood and Tricolette. Moss had no idea where they were or who they were with and we think that Tricolette has simply disappeared. I would reach out to Moss and ask her to investigate the whereabouts of a horse that she previously owned…Posse Attack. Ask her to follow up with the individual that she sold the horse to in order to obtain information. Remember…she is the one who publicly boasts that she follows ALL her horses even after she unloads them.

    • I’m sorry you cannot find Posse Attack, Michaela. Like Mary, I cannot tell you where the gelding is. What I CAN tell you is what Moss did with him – she unloaded him. In fact, by looking at Posse Attack’s PP’s, she tried for awhile…running him cheaper and cheaper. No one claimed him, even when he last ran for Moss in May, 2015 for 4K. But she got rid of him anyway as he ran for Damian Martinez in June…where the bay came in last, 87 lengths behind. Yes, that was not a typo – he finished EIGHTY-SEVEN lengths behind. He didn’t race again.

      • Joy the other day you provided a link on this site to a YouTube video about horse racing.
        I watched it.
        It was great, but the one thing that stood at for me was the woman who does OTTB rescue, and talked about a horse who made over 1 million.
        They contacted the owner who made the million off of the horse for a much needed sponsorship, and she said that they didn’t give ONE DIME.
        You could sense the frustration in her voice that we all feel when we must beg for $200 to get a racehorse out of harms way.
        Whether BREAK THE ICE, LA GALERIE etc etc etc. last week we were begging for donations.
        This was all going on while Keeneland was boasting about record profits at their sale.
        This was all going on while owners like Bobby Flay, Barbara Banke, and Three Chimneys (who sold La Galerie for $800,000) were spending millions buying up more potential victims of this business.
        In fact, one of the biggest OTTB rescues in central California closed it’s doors a couple of years ago.
        They did a special on it, and the prevailing theme was how they were desperate for money, for financial support that never came from the industry or participants of it or came in such low amounts that they couldn’t keep going.
        Despite the fact that they request, on many occasions, financial assistance from the industry and directly from racetracks like Santa Anita and Del Mar they refused to support them.
        That says it all right there.
        The only thing these pro-horse racing people care about is themselves.
        They only want what they can financially gain from the racehorses, and then they dump them on everybody else’s doorstep with no financial help to keep them out of harms way.
        Maggi Moss claims to follow her racehorses.
        We know this not to be 100% accurate.
        Moreover, following a horse, and providing it with a home is 2 entirely different issues.
        So let’s be clear: not only does Maggi Moss not follow all of her racehorses, but she certainly doesn’t provide them with a soft landing in most cases.
        She can convince herself that she is the “good” folk of horse racing, but we know otherwise.
        Anybody who buys, sells, and dumps racehorses like Maggi Moss is no horse advocate.
        Further, anybody who participates in this industry in whatever capacity can’t love a horse.
        We know this.

    • Michaela in posse attacks race before last there was another trainer named kelli martinez she is the last listed person to race him she had a horse entered yesterday 12/3 at turfway park so she might be stabling and racing there you should be able to call the racing office to come in contact with her on another note I have searched the net high and low and haven’t came across anything I hope I could be of some help good luck on finding posse attack

      • Thank you so much for the help Billy! I sent Kelli a Facebook message yesterday but never sure how well that works, I will try calling the tracks to get her info, that was my next plan. Thanks again!

  6. The facts here illustrate racing wants the horses for a few years to use them up and make some money. The claiming game is a system for the bigger players to unload the unprofitable horses and thus begins the downward spiral for the unfortunates. The end for the survivors of the brutal claiming process is, all too often, a horrific death at a slaughterhouse.
    Obviously, it is impossible for “good folks” to be active in this game where MONEY ALWAYS TRUMPS THE WELFARE OF THE HORSE. I could hardly believe Maggi Moss sold her “beloved” mare, So Many Ways, to be a broodmare in Japan. Moss tries to portray herself as one who really cares about her horses. But as the saying goes, don’t listen to what I say, watch what I do. Moss is a phony like all the other so called “good folks” in this business. They are in it for money and ego, period.

  7. Exactly, Rose.
    I see that HALOS AND ANGELS raced at Mahoning Valley yesterday, came home 5th for $85. She still has a sale price on her head for $5,000. She hasn’t won a race since April 2014, according to equibase.com.
    This rising 6 year old mare is racing for her life in Claiming hell. And clearly this gambling business is seriously compromising her welfare and safety.
    No rules to protect her, none whatsoever.
    They just keep on sending her out, keeping their fingers crossed that she doesn’t break down.

  8. I am just appalled with how Maggi Moss places her horses at such great risk.

    Run Like Elle, Moss’ 4-year-old colt. She ran him on December 2 for 10K at Delta Downs. No takers. She ran him (at DD) on the 21st but lowered his sale price to 5K. Again, no takers. The dark bay colt is entered for 5K again on January 7 at Fair Grounds Race Course.

    It’s not new news that racehorses disappear from the Louisiana tracks. Many. And often. It’s also not new news that a known kill buyer is also a racehorse owner – Jacob Thompson. He just boasted via a FB post that he’s got 30 horses in training. He continued, doing his best to goad advocates; “I did have more tbs [sic] to post today [he advertises his slaughter-bound horses for exorbitant prices] but I will load them instead so ya’ll have a good day!!!” Verbatim.

    But then kill buyer Thompson says this, and includes a screen shot of the entries for January 7, race 5, at Fair Grounds…“[Maggi Moss] has a colt running for a tag on Saturday for 5K I think she wants me to go claim him at the fair grounds!!!”

    Every racehorse owner who puts their horses into claiming races (and that’s every racehorse owner) is placing them at great risk. Of injury and of death. Sometimes that death comes via having their throats slit while hanging – still alive – by a hind leg.

    Moss, an advocate? Please.

    • Joy, think of horses as stocks in an investment account. When those stocks don’t perform up to the owner’s expectations, they are sold and that is exactly what Ms. Moss is trying to do with Run Like Elle. She is trying to sell him via claiming races because he isn’t making money for her. No matter what Ms. Moss says, her actions speak louder than her words. Racing is a business for her and making money is her goal. The horses are a distant second.

  9. Thank you, Joy for exposing this.
    I cannot fathom why Maggi Moss publicly declares that she’s against the slaughtering of racehorses when she places her own racehorses in such vulnerable situations having the knowledge that there is a very high risk of them ending up suffering a torturous INHUMANE death?

    Thompson is another example of the sickeningly cruel people in this industry.
    It is unacceptable that the racing authorities allow Thompson to hold a trainer’s licence when he is also operating as a kill buyer.

    The horror story for these innocent noble horses continues………..
    And those that have the power to intervene do NOTHING!

    • Dispicable people in a dispicable business. God help the horses.
      And those with the power to do something for these animals and do nothing are as guilty of abuse and cruelty as those perpittrating the the abuse. Their hands are just as dirty if not more so .

      PS Re Ms Moss, I often think of her lovely mare, So Many Ways, and wonder if there any provisions for her return to the US once Japan is finished with her .

  10. This article deserves special attention, and I’m (hopefully) getting it re-posted.
    This is an accurate narrative, backed-up with evidence, that this business doesn’t give a damn about these racehorses.
    They are nothing more than a profit commodity who are continually abused throughout their racetrack life.
    Midwest Thoroughbreds – a prime example of an outfit who regularly dumps racehorses who are no longer profitable.
    Google their name and a plethora of articles comes up about rescue groups finding their horses all over Florida in bad shape.
    True to horse racing procedures these owners give little or nothing to these financially struggling rescue groups who are actively cleaning up their mess while they spend millions buying up more racehorses.
    So now they seem to be falling back on their virtual ATM machine called THE PIZZA MAN.
    This racehorse has been through lots, and has made his owners $2,126,571, but that’s not enough to retire this 8 y.o. gelding.
    After all, he’s not going to the breeding shed to make millions so sitting him in a pasture equates to spending money instead of making money.
    He’s back in again after being off the radar for 8 months.
    He’s entered in the Black Tie Handicap at Arlington – poor dude.
    It’s no secret that The Pizza Man has been plagued with issues (lung infections) so he’s probably been turned into a pin cushion by now to keep him going.
    Of course we will never know because the industry and the supporters ensure that medical records are kept secret.
    Here is a quote from his owner:
    “We’re just blessed to have a horse like him and we’re not done with him yet,” Papiese said. (Bloodhorse)
    In other words, he’s not done making you enough money because over 2 million is not enough for your spending habits at the Keeneland sales is it?
    Well, Papiese we are DONE with people like you, and your horse should be DONE with this business, out in a grassy paddock, enjoying his life.
    He was certainly not blessed to have owners like you.
    People are DONE with this legitimized animal cruelty and/or dying, and we will continue to educate the public so that they will be done supporting this.

    • If THE PIZZA MAN hasn’t raced for 8 months, then he’s at high risk, especially given his poor health history. No doubt the vet on duty will pass him fit to race – what a joke.
      Papiese clearly has no respect for TPM and I foresee him racing him into the ground until he gets the last drop of blood out of him.

      • Yes Carolyn, they are squeezing him dry now after all that money he made for them.
        The following scenarios are most likely for The Pizza Man:
        1. Catastrophic breakdown with an insurance policy most likely in place.
        Midwest Thoroughbreds have a history of this happening. Most equine insurance policies have a caveat that the racehorse must die on racetrack grounds while in active training or racing. Perhaps the reason why they brought him back after 8 months?
        2. Breakdown that will render him useless to the operation, and the dumping will begin.
        3. Low performance in stake races leading to dumping of one kind or another whether that’s in the claiming ranks (which they have done to many of their racehorses) or somewhere else.
        The sad part is if he performs then he will continue to be trained, and raced until there is no blood left in him.
        No matter what dumping is in the future, most likely, after they are “done” with him.
        Well you cruel horse racing people – society is DONE with you, and it’s only a matter of time until this sinking ship hits the iceberg.

      • Multiple-graded stakes racehorse gelding THE PIZZA MAN barely make it through the race yesterday.
        Watching him get beaten/whipped was equally disturbing.
        In his prime, TPM pulled in over 2 MILLION dollars for Richard and Karen Papiese (Midwest Thoroughbreds) but these greedy slave masters can’t find it in their heart to give him a decent, and safe retirement.
        Let’s not forget that exploiting, dumping, maiming, and/or dying of their profit slaves is standard operating procedures for this vile business.
        He simply didn’t want to be there, but these heartless owners don’t seem to give a damn.
        This is one example of many, and this is why this business needs to shut down.
        There are too many Pizza Man’s, and there are too many horses dying for this VILE business.

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