One Killed Training at Saratoga, Another “Found Dead Outside Stall”

7-year-old Jonrah is dead after breaking a leg “while galloping out after breezing” yesterday morning at Saratoga. He is the 7th racehorse killed either racing or training on those hallowed grounds this year.

Hadeed Fi Hadeed, May 30, training
Squire Creek, July 16, training
Zamjara, July 23, race 1
Rootformejustin, July 23, race 5
Indian Nobility, July 27, race 3
Domestic Warrior, August 1, race 4
Jonrah, August 3, training

Also just disclosed by the Gaming Commission: A 3-year-old filly named Lebowski was “found dead outside [her] stall on [the] harness side” at Saratoga Tuesday. She was last raced at Belmont in June and was undoubtedly being prepped for an upcoming start at the Race Course. While our KIA list is reserved for track-related (racing/training) deaths, make no mistake, here at HW we see this poor animal – “found dead” – as no less a casualty of this vile business than the ones above.

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  1. FOUND dead OUTSIDE of her stall – unbelievable. RIP, little Lebowski – your enslavement has come to an end.

  2. Joy is there any end to this DYING!?
    Somebody PLEASE hear them as they DIE for this despicable cruelty circus, and death camp.
    Everybody is failing these racehorses.
    How dare the HSUS support this blatant animal cruelty.
    This far exceeds most animal abuse industries that HSUS is against.
    Wayne Purcelle you SOLD OUT to this industry.
    You are endorsing racehorses DYING.
    You are just as bad as the exploiters themselves.
    They are being killed on the track, outside the track, in their stalls, outside their stalls!
    This is a legitimized BLOOD BATH endorsed and financially supported by government, taxpayers, and/or casinos.
    So sorry for you LEBOWSKI, and to all the others who have lost their lives for $2 bets.
    Please stop going to the races! Please STOP supporting the carnage.

  3. THIS IS REALLY SAD I PRAY TO GOD THAT SOME ONE IS FLOWING UP ON THIS AND FINDS OUT HOW AND WHY THIS CONTINUE TO HAPPEN SOME ONE NEEDS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL OF THIS … THE LAWS NED TO TAKE A REALLY GOOD LOOK AT ALL RACING…. THERE IS NO REASON FOR THIS

  4. THE HOOVES OF DESPAIR
    By Mary Carol McGlone

    They run like the wind with beauty uncompared
    The glory of rolling thunder beneath the hooves of despair
    They mesmerize with every movement of pure grace
    The heights of heaven flows through the ground they embrace
    They prance and they frolic through the plains with delight
    Inspiring our hearts at the awesome sight
    How great the creator of such wonder we behold
    How great is this gift of splendor He gave us to hold
    Why then are we unthankful and cold without care
    Of the wonder of God’s spirit that flows through the mare
    For how can we so unmercifully abuse and destroy
    These magnificent creatures, God’s awesome vessels of joy
    Their speed we trade for money we gamble their glory away for a dime
    And when the hooves begin to slow and the strength begin to pine
    Without mercy we end the life of the friend that God gave into our care
    Cruelly silencing the rolling thunder beneath the hooves of despair
    The pure spirit of God’s creation will in all eternity be with the giver of all life
    But I wonder the unrepentant heart who has sown for profit
    so much pain, misery, and strife
    So for money we abuse God’s precious beast
    And we are free to do so now as we please
    Truly there is a time when we shall all be made to repay
    Ponder carefully your actions and your heart before that day

  5. Taking advantage of any and all animals without caring for them properly should be band! Most uncaring people just want what they can make on the animal. That is against what God provided them for!

  6. HSUS I will not donate to you ever again. You my friend are supposed to fight and protect these beautiful horses. Why is it that everything that involves MONEY and fame is corrupt, cruel and inhumane and in this case it involves these gorgeous race horses. It is a sport that should be banned but that will never happen. I cannot look at those poor dead horses but at least their misery is over Thank God. I have a rescued thoroughbred nearly thirty years old, living the life of a queen since she came to live with me ten years ago.

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