The Ongoing Abuse of a Horse Named Disco Dancer

Disco Dancer: 7 years old, active for 4 1/2 years, 35 times under the whip, all at the claiming level. His last 11 (“connections” noted):

May 22 (2014) Evangeline – last of 11, 22 lengths back (“steadily faded”), Louis Huval/Helen Menard, pre-race “For Sale” at $4,000

Jul 4, Evangeline – 5th of 8, 10+ lengths back, Louis Huval/Helen Menard, pre-race “For Sale” at $5,000

Jul 26, Evangeline – 10th of 11, 9+ lengths back, Louis Huval/Helen Menard, pre-race “For Sale” at $5,000

Nov 5, Delta – 6th of 9, 9+ lengths back (“never a factor”), Louis Huval/Helen Menard, pre-race “For Sale” at $5,000

Dec 18, Delta – last of 10, 17 lengths back (“trailed throughout”), Louis Huval/Helen Menard, pre-race “For Sale” at $4,000

Jun 24 (2015), Evangeline – 9th of 10, 18 lengths back (“steadily faded”), Jacoby Landry/Cathy Combs Livings, pre-race “For Sale” at $5,000

Jul 11, Evangeline – last of 10, 13+ lengths back (“no factor”), Jacoby Landry/Cathy Combs Livings, pre-race “For Sale” at $5,000

Jul 24, Evangeline – 7th of 8, 21+ lengths back (“remained back throughout”), Jacoby Landry/Cathy Combs Livings, pre-race “For Sale” at $5,000

Aug 7, Evangeline – 7th of 9, 16+ lengths back, Jacoby Landry/Cathy Combs Livings, pre-race “For Sale” at $4,000

Sep 5, Louisiana – last of 10, 24+ lengths back (“steady fade”), Jacoby Landry/Cathy Combs Livings, pre-race “For Sale” at $5,000

And finally…

Oct 29, Delta – last of 10, 60+ lengths back, Jacoby Landry/Cathy Combs Livings, pre-race “For Sale” at $4,000

Over 60 lengths back.

Animal abuse. And it’s perfectly legal.

This is horseracing.

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  1. Horseracing’s 40 billion dollar industry brags about their “Aftercare”. What about “Beforecare”??? As long as this horse can earn money for them by people placing $2 bets across the nation via simulcast races they “kill” two birds with one stone — make money on the people betting the long shot horse and when it is raced to death, then they don’t have to spent money on “aftercare”. Any Face Book user sees the unwanted Thoroughbreds discarded from one end of the continent to the other and the vast, vast majority stepping up to even share such posts are the NON-race people again and again and again. Never a post from these entities or any of their employees: The Jockey Club, the various racetracks, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Thoroughbred Charities of America, Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, any of 38 racing commissions, the AVMA, the AAEP or for that matter the HSUS which is pro-racing and has stated in the Paulick Report that they believe racing can be made humane. Well, where are they????

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