Standardbred Rainin Fire “Severely Injured,” Euthanized at Monticello

The NYS Gaming Commission reports that Rainin Fire fell while warming up for a race at Monticello last Tuesday – “severely injured,” subsequently euthanized. With almost five full months to go, NY’s 2015 Death Toll stands at 66. This is horseracing.

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  1. More lip service……
    http://www.thehorse.com/articles/36183/aaep-aims-to-enhance-horse-health-racing-integrity?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=welfare-industry&utm_campaign=07-30-2015

    “The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) has announced a multi-part initiative to protect the health and welfare of the racehorse and help ensure the long-term viability of the racing industry in the United States.” It goes on to state “However, race-day administration of any medication is seen by many as problematic for the sport.”
    Oh, no, it wouldn’t be problematic for the horse now, would it?

    What are they going to do about the great majority of racehorses going to slaughter?
    What are they going to do about the outrageous sickening number of horses that are dying in a race, training or in the stable?
    What are they going to do about the hidden deaths – injuries later assessed as career ending and then horse is euthanased or worse put on the KB’s truck?
    What are they going to do about these horses being beaten with whips?
    What are they going to do about these horses being abused with electrical devices?
    What are they going to do about horses racing when sore and carrying pre-existing injuries?
    What are they going to do about horses being overraced and poorly/negligently managed?
    What are they going to do about sending horses out to gallop at high speed when the biomechanics of the gallop and the physical forces associated with racing/training around a turning track, continuously in an anti-clockwise direction, are incompatible?
    What are they going to do about those horses being forced to race when they are obviously not coping with racing e.g. constantly coming home last/last few, coming home distanced?
    What are they going to do about the horses that are deprived of necessary veterinary care?
    What are they going to do about the horses that are left to die an excrutiating painful death of colic and left unattended?
    What are they going to do about the horses that are put on kill buyer trucks suffering pain with injuries such as fetlock/suspensory apparatus injuries?

    And I hasten to add that the above list is not exhaustive.

    And they talk about ensuring the long- term viability of the racing industry?

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