3-Year-Old Dead at Louisiana Downs

Margie’s Gold Coin, a 3-year-old being raced for just the second time, is dead (Equibase: “euthanized”) after breaking down in the 4th yesterday at Louisiana Downs.

Young, old; rich track, cheap track – it simply doesn’t matter. Horseracing kills horses.

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  1. Her second race start…….this is just so sickeningly cruel.

    The photo that Patrick put up is an example of an innocent horse dying in the dirt for $2 bets, human entertainment and greed.

    Yes, another day on the job and jockey walks away…..to get ready for the next ride and potentially another horse death. They don’t give a damn. He has a cruel whip in his hand, it’s quite long and therefore more harmful to the horse. Where I am, a whip that long is banned.

    And the attendant’s horse, likely an ex-racehorse, knows what is going on with his herd mate, this is no accident of nature, this is abhorrent animal cruelty.

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