Training Tracks in the U.S.

The following is a list of private U.S. Thoroughbred training-tracks. The horses who die at these locations do so in utter anonymity; we will never know who they are or how many are killed – just the way Racing wants it.

ABRACADABRA FARM Ocala FL
ADENA SPRINGS FARM Ocala FL
ANOTHER EPISODE FARM, INC. Ocala FL
ATLANTA HALL TRAINING CENTER Monkton MD
AIKEN TRAINING TRACK Aiken SC
AKINDALE TRAINING CENTER Pawling NY
ALL SEVEN FARM Summerfield FL
ASHWELL STABLES West Grove PA
BRADFORD LANE TRAINING CENTER Aberdeen NC
BELVOIR TRAINING CENTER Hume VA
BENTON TRAINING CENTER Benton LA
BONITA FARM Darlington MD
BURNS RACING STABLE Yukon OK
BIG HEART THOROUGHBREDS Garber OK
BRAEBURN Crozet VA
BOB TROUT FARM Carthridge MO
CHABBOQUESSET TRAINING CENTER Palmetto GA
CANYON BREEZE TRAINING CENTER Beaver UT
CABIN VIEW FARM Marlboro NJ
THE TRAINING CENTER AT COPPER CROWNED Opelousas LA
CARDINAL HILL Ocala FL
CHURCHILL TRAINING Louisville KY
CHAMPAGNE FARM Wildwood FL
CIMARRON FARM Ocala FL
CLASSIC MILE Ocala FL
CUMBERLAND COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Greenup IL
CALUMET FARM TRAINING CENTER Lexington KY
CANYON ROAD TRAINING CENTER Yakima WA
COLTS NECK STABLES Colts Neck NJ
CRUPI’S NEW CASTLE FARM, INC. Ocala FL
CASTLEBROOK TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
CLOUSTON TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
CAIN’S THOROUGHBRED TRAINING CENTER Russell Springs KY
CROWN’S WAY SOUTH Ocala FL
DOUBLE DIAMOND FARM AND TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
DIAMOND D RANCH Lone Oak TX
DERBY DAYS TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
DEER FIELD FARM Richmond VA
DRAGONS LYRE FARMS Westmoreland TN
DMC TRAINING CENTER Berryville VA
DONIDA TRAINING CENTER Auburn WA
DIAMOND P FARM Jones OK
DARE TO DREAM FARM Ocala FL
DELTA TRAINING CENTER Edcouch TX
DREAM WITH ME STABLES Ocala FL
ECLIPSE FARM Morriston FL
ELK CREEK RANCH Oxford PA
EAST CAROLINA TRAINING CENTER Wilson NC
EMPRESS DOWNS TRAINING CENTER Cobbtown GA
EISAMAN TRAINING CENTER Williston FL
ELLOREE TRAINING CENTER Elloree SC
EMERALD PASTURES TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
EAGLE POINT FARM Ashland VA
EL PRIMERO TRAINING CENTER Laredo TX
ECLIPSE TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
EVERGREEN TRAINING CENTER Camden SC
EVANGELINE TRAINING CENTER Lafayette LA
EDDIE WOODS TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
FOX BROWN FARM Indiantown FL
FAIRCLOTH TRAINING CENTER Goldsboro NC
FOLK FARM Oxford PA
FOLSOM TRAINING CENTER Folsom LA
FORT PLAINS FARM Howell NJ
FRANKS FARM Ocala FL
FRONTERA TRAINING CENTER Sunland Park NM
FROST TRAINING CENTER Williston FL
FOX POINT FARM Ocala FL
GARYDALE FARM TRAINING CENTER Richmond VA
GREAT LAKES FAIR TRAINING FACILITY Sullivan Township MI
GOLDMARK Ocala FL
THE GALLOPS TRAINING CENTER Reddick FL
GLENWOOD TRAINING CENTER Sellersburg IN
GUNN FARM Sparr FL
GENUINE PLEASURE FARM Indiantown FL
GARRISON FARM Westmoreland TN
GREENTREE TRAINING CENTER Saratoga Springs NY
GATEWAY DOWNS Holly CO
HUNTER BROOK HORSE FARM, INC. Colts Neck NJ
H & D TRAINING CENTER Cochran GA
HERITAGE FARM TRAINING CENTER Kent WA
HURRICANE HALL TRAINING CENTER Lexington KY
HORSEMAN’S PARK Tularosa NM
HIGHPOINT FARM AND TRAINING CENTER LaGrange KY
HAWKINS RIDGE FARM Ocala FL
HICKORY TREE FARM TRAINING CENTER Middleburg VA
HERITAGE PARK Red Springs NC
HUNTER FARM TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
HYATT FARM AND TRAINING CENTER Morriston FL
IRISH ACRES FARM Ocala FL
INFIELDS TRAINING CENTER Odessa FL
JOE DAN FARM Medford NJ
JDM TRAINING CENTER Robards KY
JORDAN’S HORSE FARM Williamstown NJ
JOURNEY’S END TRAINING CENTER Advance NC
JUBILEE FARM Citra FL
J V RANCH Indiantown FL
KINSMAN FARM Ocala FL
LEGACY FARM Bluemont VA
LITTLE BROOK TRAINING CENTER Unison VA
LAMBHOLM SOUTH TRAINING CENTER Reddick FL
LONE OAK FARM Valdosta GA
LAKE VIEW TRAINING CENTER Mt. Gilead OH
MCKATHAN BROTHERS FARM Citra FL
MCCUTCHEN TRAINING CENTER Kingstree SC
MERCURY EQUINE CENTER Lexington KY
MCKATHAN FARM TRAINING CENTER Reddick FL
MIAMI HORSEMEN’S ASSOCIATION TRAINING CENTER Miami OK
MARLYN MEADOWS Middletown DE
MOMENT OF GLORY TRAINING CENTER Dunnellon FL
MARTINSVILLE FAIRGROUNDS Martinsville IL
MERRYLAND FARM Hydes MD
MID SOUTH TRAINING Timmonsville SC
MIDDLETOWN TRAINING TRACK Middletown DE
MAYO WEST FARM Ocala FL
NIALL BRENNAN STABLES Ocala FL
NEW EPISODE TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
NEW HAVEN FARM Ocala FL
NELSON JONES FARMS AND TRAINING CENTER, INC. Ocala FL
NAPIER’S TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
NOBLES TRAINING CENTER Myrtle Beach SC
NEW FARM TRAINING CENTER NJ
OAKRIDGE TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
OCALA HORSE FARM COMPLEX Ocala FL
OCALA JOCKEY CLUB TRAINING CENTER Reddick FL
OAKLEAF TRAINING CENTER Tyler TX
OLYMPIC HILL TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
ORTING TRAINING CENTER Orting WA
OCALA THOROUGHBRED FARMS Ocala FL
OVERBROOK TRAINING CENTER Colts Neck NJ
OCALA WEST TRAINING FACILITY Ocala FL
OXFORD TRAINING CENTER Oxford FL
PAYSON PARK TRAINING CENTER Indiantown FL
PALM BEACH DOWNS Del Ray Beach FL
PINK CROWN FARMS Longview TX
PADUA TRAINING CENTER Summerfield FL
PEGASUS THOROUGHBRED TRAINING CENTER Redmond WA
PERFENICK FARM Jobstown NJ
PAUL JONES TRAINING CENTER, TULAROSA Tularosa NM
PALM MEADOWS TRAINING CENTER Boynton Beach FL
PENINSULA FARM Ocala FL
PLEASANT PASTURE FARM Ocala FL
PALMETTO THOROUGHBRED TRAINING CENTER Aiken SC
QUIET WOMAN FARM TRAINING CENTER Germantown NY
QUIET WOMAN FARM SOUTH Ocala FL
RACING EDGE TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
RED EARTH TRAINING CENTER Goldsby OK
REBER RANCH TRAINING TRACK Kent WA
RIGBIE FARM Darlington MD
RISING SUN FARM New Egypt NJ
ROCKY VALLEY KY
R & M FARMS Columbia FL
ROSS MEADOWS Ada OK
RED OAK FARM Ocala FL
RQHS MILE Reddick FL
RIVERSIDE DOWNS Henderson KY
SABINE FARM Minanopy FL
SAM-SON FARM Ocala FL
STONEBRIDGE ANNEX Reddick FL
SHADYBROOK FARM, INC. Morriston FL
STONEBRIDGE TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
SCANLON TRAINING CENTER Williston FL
SANDERS CREEK TRAINING CENTER Camden SC
SERENDIPITY FARM Southern Pines NC
SOUTH FLORIDA TROTTING CENTER Lakeworth FL
SUNNYSIDE FARM TRAINING CENTER Morriston FL
STARTING GATE TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
SAGAMORE FARM Glyndon MD
SILVERTON HILL FARM Springfield KY
SKY’S THE LIMIT Ocala FL
SKYLIGHT TRAINING CENTER Louisville KY
SAN LUIS REY DOWNS Bonsall CA
SILVER OAKS TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
STARTING POINT TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
SUNRISE STABLE SOUTH Morriston FL
SAGE AND SAND TRAINING CENTER Hermiston OR
STONEBRIDGE FARM Schuylerville NY
SALLISAW EQUINE TRAINING CENTER Sallisaw OK
STARSFELL FARM Ocala FL
STONY OAK TRAINING CENTER Paris KY
SIESTA SUN TRAINING CENTER Orange Lake FL
STUTTS STABLE Citra FL
STONEWALL FARM Midway KY
SUTHERLAND FARM Melba IN
SWEETWATER HORSE TRACK AND TRAINING CENTER Glenwood GA
SANDY WOODS TRAINING CENTER Pinehurst NC
SYCAMORE TRAINING CENTER Ashland VA
SYLMAR FARM Christiana PA
TAPETA FARM North East MD
T & T TRAINING CENTER Cleveland TN
THUNDER RANCH TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
TRACKSIDE FARM Williston FL
TRUE SOUTH TRAINING CENTER Ocala FL
THE THOROUGHBRED CENTER Lexington KY
VANATTA TRACK AND TRAINING CENTER Miami OK
VICTORY HAVEN TRAINING CENTER Lexington KY
VINERY STABLE Ocala FL
VICTORY QUEST FARM Sorrento FL
WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Hurricane UT
WEBB CARROLL TRAINING CENTER St. Matthews SC
WOODBROOK FARM Montpelier Station VA
WILD FALCON RANCH Reddick FL
WHEELER TRAINING STATION Bordon IN
WEST KY THOROUGHBRED TRAINING CENTER Robards KY
WALNUT HALL Berryville VA
WILLISTON MILE Williston FL
WINDING OAKS FARM Ocala FL
WOODSIDE RANCH Ocala FL
W R TRAINING CENTER Fairland OK
WINDY RIDGE TRAINING CENTER Washougal WA
WESFIELD FARM Citra FL
WINSTAR TRAINING CENTER Versailles KY
WESTAMPTON FARMS Mt. Holly NJ
WEBSTER TRAINING CENTER Reddick FL

(source: Equibase)

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  1. OMG… I’m truly stunned by the number of “Training” Tracks on your list. The whole horse racing industry is shameful. Once upon a time (up until several years’ ago when I stumbled upon your blog), I used to pretty much faithfully watch the Triple Crown every year. Now I never do. Canada also has its own version of the American Triple Crown, and I don’t watch those races anymore either. At least I’ve never bet money on this industry. Horses deserve SO MUCH BETTER than this.

    • While there is room for improvement at every racetrack, every training center, every home farm where people train their horses.. the vast majority of trainers work hard to protect their horses, work hard to keep their horses sound, healthy and happy. Some of the issues listed happen to horses whether they are race horses, show horses or pasture pets, death due to colic is common, it is the number one killer of horses. I have worked for large animal veterinarians, as a groom, exercise rider, and have worked to not rescue, but to rehome and retrain racehorses for a second career for many years now. The worst cases of abuse I have ever seen in the animal industry were not at the hands of race horse trainers, but almost always backyard horse owners.. allowing horses with broken limbs, open wounds, starving, to go on without assistance.Racehorses are seen by a veterinarian at least 4-6 mornings a week, on race days, they are seen by one of three state veterinarians, they are given flexion test, jogged for soundness, some tracks due pre-race drug screening, etc.. they the same vets watch them in the saddling paddock and behind the starting gate.. usually there are little things that will tell them that a horse is not quite right and it is the state vet’s job to scratch a horse. Most of them do scratch horses when it is appropriate. I have seen horses break their legs, necks and backs in their stalls, paddocks and pastures, it is always unforrtunate. I have seen newborn foals hit a fence and break their necks, high strung racehorses and show horses get to kicking or rearing up in their stalls and break a foreleg or worse yet a hind leg. I had my own yearling colt jump a stall door and run into a pipe shattering his forearm, at least on the racetrack the veterinarian is available immediately, my colt suffered for about 35 minutes ( granted i had sedated and given pain meds but still ) A therapeutic riding horse that i had owned since birth, at the age of 12 dropped dead from sudden cardiac death while cantering across the pasture, I have watched kids show horses drop dead under them from sudden cardiac death, in lessons and in the show ring.. It is unfortunate, we need to work for better racing surfaces, enforcement of the regulations that are in place, if a trainer has more than 3 positive drug test in a year then they need to have a mandatory 5 year ban from any involvedment in the sport, if it happens again after the 5 year ban it needs to be an automatic lifetime ban. We need to develop better training methods ( take a page from europe, train off the racetrack, train over hills and through fields.. but the real problem is that most of the land near tracks is no longer rural, it is all built up) So , if we do away with horse racing and horse shows and anything that uses a horse, do you think that they are going to be given a happy life in green pastures? the unfiorunate answer is no.. there are few green pastures left and the resources are not there to support them, the horses will go to slaughter or they will starve to death. INstead, we need to do several things, work on making racing safer for the horses and the jockeys, penalize the traineers that are doing wrong and taking short cuts, reward the trainers that are doing it right, force the racinos and corporate owned tracks to stop putting all the money into the casinos ans put some of it back into the tracks and purses, making them safer, better surfaces, better purses which means that tainers run the horses less to make the same amount of money.. Racehorses are not the big problem from overbreeding. Less than 23,500 thoroughbreds were born last year, but there were 65,000 american quarter horses and another 25,000 of registered breeding stock from assorted other registries.. but the USDA says that the registered foals only account for 48-50% of all horses born in this country in 2015 ( last year there were statistics for all breeds and such) stock type horses are what you see the most of at auctions and kill pens. Something needs to change. There is no easy answer, some states are now offering euthanasia clinics to allow people to put their horses and pets down that they can no longer care for which is certainly better than the kill pens. I am all for humane laws but do the research yourself. Some of the information here is inaccurate. you can not race a year old horse, the youngest age possible is a 2 year old, many trainers do not run their 2 year olds but instead wait to start them undersaddle mid way through their 2 year old year and then have them ready to run as 3 year olds.. I am tired of people who say we need to do this or do that, but have never taken the time to do more than read what is on the internet, get out, go visit, meet some of the veterinarians, groom, exercise riders and trainers.. go to some of the reputable rehoming groups, visit their horses, learn about what they do, support them financially if you are able to , but sometimes they need warm bodies that can help with work, anything from office type work to fixing fences, grooming horses, mucking stalls, etc.. go volunteer at an animal shelter, work to bring change from within.. The reality is, if we do away with all the horse sports, racing, horse shows, rodeos etc.. what happens to all the h orses, they go to slaughter.. if they have no purpose them they will end up unwanted. I know far more trainers that do whatever they can to find good homes for their racehorses. I have a horse here, I bet if i go far enough back , if the blogs go far enough back, he would be listed as deceased.. he is not, he did break down, he was vanned off.. he never raced again.. in fact , his owner paid to have him cared for the entire year it took to get him healthy again and then the owner placed him in a good, safe home. When the good safe home could not longer care for him, I was approached to take him, that was 4 years ago. I have a list of horses to come into foster where the owners and trainers raced them, now they are holding them until we have foster homes to place the horses in.. one of those horses is leaving at 4 am to start a new career as a show horse in south florida.. we have 3 show horses on the property that their trainers took the time and effort to make sure that they were rehomed in safe homes. I have helped 3 other trainers recently reaquire and then rehome horses that they thought were in safe homes, but when they checked up they found the horses to be in dire cicumstances.. I am picking up one tomorrow that the trainer placed in a home, he went by several months later and found the horse to be almost 400 pounds underweight, he went back to the racetrack, picked up his towing rig and picked the horse up, now the horse can’t stay forever at the track as he is no olonger running.. so he is coming here for foster care, but the trainer kept him for a month and put weight back on him … oh yeah the horse was given away 2 years ago.. so he really did not have to check up on the horse. There are far more owners and trainers that actually care and want what is best for their animals. The same trainer that checked up this old horse, I watched him cry when a 3 year old filly took a bad step on the walking wheel, where she was playing, fractured her ankle and they had no choice but to euthanize her.. this happened at a training center, the center had a vet on site , she was x-rayed and euthanized in under 20 minutes from when the incident occured. She took a wrong step while playing on the walking wheel, it was not a humans fault. He lost one to colic a week or two later.. and at that point he talked about quitting ( he had never lost more than a horse every once in the blue moon.. and it hurt him) but as I said, if I was going to come back to this world as as an old racehorse, I would want to come back to your barn, because you actually care, you don’t drug your horses, you do what is best for your horses.. I watched a privately owned hosre when I was 14 years old, pull away from the groom and run across concrete, slipping and breaking her shoulder, requiring euthanasia.. i mean horses are accidents waiting to happen sometimes. A friend’s pony was turned out in the field with the same 3 horses , was fine at evening feed, but at 630 am had a foreleg fracture requiring euthanasia.. I am not making that racing has no responsibility, because it does, we should always strive to make any partnership whether it be racing, showing or rodeos safer for all participants. We need to work on having established rehoming strategies for racehorse trainers so that pipeline to the kill pens dries up.. i realize that I am speaking to people that will not listen, that are staunchly against animals being used for human entertainment, so this was a worthless 10 minutees of writing, but it is what it iis..

      • Christine Navarro
        Grasping at straws and a pathetic attempt to defend the indefensible.
        Much of what you’ve said here today you’ve put up on this blog previously.
        Obviously you lack knowledge of what goes on with the horses in the racing industry and it appears that you are ignorant of the bad publicity which the industry constantly attracts for its notorious animal cruelty.

      • Ms. Navarro – the very fact that “we” need to re-home all of the crippled and unwanted racehorses in order to “dry up the pipeline to kill pens” speaks volumes about this industry. Once again, an apologist does more to incriminate this unnecessary gambling industry than any of us racehorse supporters ever could.

  2. The pain, suffering, cruelty, abuse, maiming, and/or dying that goes on at private training centres is completely unregulated.
    Deaths don’t have to be reported.
    The predominant population of racehorses are 2 year olds so you can only imagine what goes on there as their broke, and trained at 1.5 years old.
    Some of these private training centres are used almost exclusively by top name Trainers who have their reputation to protect, and win rates as a priority it seems.
    Take, for example, McCathan Brothers in Florida. Their main client is Bob Baffert.
    Many of his yearlings go there to be broke, “tested,” and then either dropped or moved on.
    Only the ones who survive the rigour, show promise, show talent are the ones who move onto Bob Baffert’s barn.
    The ones who don’t make it?
    Your guess is as good as mine.
    Take for example Barbara Banke’s (AKA Stonestreet Farms) exclusive training Center in Florida.
    Yesterday she bought a yearling at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky for the mere price of $950,000 where it will be, more than likely, sent to her private training center like most of them.
    Of course I hope all racehorses are safe, and sound, but whatever happens on these private centres are completely unregulated, operate with virtual impunity.
    Now one would have to conclude that they have the racehorses health and welfare as a priority especially when paying that kind of money.
    It seems to be more of a never ending pursuit of winning stake races, the Kentucky Derby, the Breeders Cup – the stroking of egos – that push these babies well beyond their capacity, and disaster can often result.
    I focus on ego in this example because obviously she doesn’t need the money.
    I’ve seen many like her in this industry – the elite.
    In the end, it’s all the same.
    Ask ROCK FALL, snapped both front legs at Keeneland under the care of one of her “go to” Trainers Todd Pletcher.
    I don’t think Rock Fall was thinking about his price tag or opulence while he laid dying in the dirt.
    I would guess that many of their “Derby” prospects are maimed, and killed in the process, but on private training centres – who knows?
    Our math tells us that many of her purchases have never made iit, but that goes for most 2 year olds in this industry.
    These wealthy owners can hide all the maiming, and killings at their private training centres.
    Out of sight – out of mind.
    It isn’t just the wealthy owners as these training centres are virtual “crippling” places for the sore, and lame.
    I can’t count the racehorses I saw limping to the track in the morning some being beaten into the track.
    The vets?
    Anyone of them that I approached made it very clear that they would not report racehorse abuse on a private training Center.
    Instead, they made lots of money with on endless joint injections, tranquilizers, and scrapping sore shins. Now that’s a procedure not for the light-hearted.
    So private training centres are just another cesspool of cruelty, and abuse unabated.
    The deaths are not reportable.

    • And don`t forget all the little county bull ring tracks that are also used as training/ racing facilities. Right now in our NW there are 10 and 12 year old horses racing at these crummy facilities that have had 85 starts and have earned almost a million dollars running for a lousy $2,000 claiming tag. We fear for these horses lives! We know the tracks/ crummy trainers! Yes Gina its all about peoples egos and show/ tell as well as the rich peoples entertainment at the horses expense! We can only hope that the economics of jockeys insurance and the increasing knowledge of the public through sites as Patrick`s will eventually stop this business.When these tracks which are only 1/2 mile bull rings continually have horses falling through clipped heals and riders falling from worn out tired horses stumbling from the gate, one can only imagine what the insurance for the riders must cost these small tracks.The handle at many of these small county fair type tracks , for the entire program, is only $25,000.

      • It just sickens me.
        They need to shut down these bull rings, then the “B” tracks, eventually all.
        These bull rings are cruelty circuses, but aren’t they all?
        The “A” tracks are the same only its more covered-up with fancy hats, mint juleps, alcohol. and wealth.
        In the end, every single racehorse will be subjected to whipping/beating, doping, dumping and/or dying at some point whatever track it is.
        Sickening, pathetic, and legitimized animal cruelty.
        Thanks for your input.

    • Lol remember, this is all coming from a former “trainer”… But let’s be honest she couldn’t train a dog to sit, let alone a race horse. Sounds like you are very bitter Gina that you couldn’t hack it with the big boys and girls so she decides to air her “displeasures” here stating her “truths”. What a crock of shit. Gina you are nothing more than a pimple on the racing industry’s ass… You need to just go away.

      • Chuck – you are a coward.
        Until you state your name like I have then anything you say is disputable.
        I’m used to pro-horse racing people like you Chuck or whatever your name is.
        When I took impeccable care of my racehorses I was ridiculed.
        When I questioned the beatings/whippings, doping, dumping, and dying many reacted the way you do.
        I was a pimple to be squashed.
        In order to be successful in the industry you must uphold the ongoing cruelty, abuse, and exploitation.
        You must keep your mouth shut, and turn your head while you watch racehorses go down.
        You must sell yourself out to either the HBPA, the CEO’s of tracks and/or wagering outlets at the expense of the racehorses.
        So your statements are consistent with the racetrack culture, and the ongoing exploitation.
        You have showed the true colours of racetrack culture. Congratulations!
        So sad that racehorses are under your care because it’s very obvious that you uphold the exploitation even if that means dying.
        You are so typical of horse racing people, and a stark reminder to me that I’m so happy to be out of it.
        So happy to not partake in this cruelty circus, and death camp.

      • Gina you are so right. I admire your never backing down. I guess when one has been in the industry as long as we have, it’s hard to get feelings hurt, over a comment that is surely intended to tear you down. There is not a word, comment, or a insult that those in the industry could throw my way, that could shake my resolve. I have seen too much, how they have treated their horses, each other, and myself.
        Keep fighting the good fight. I appreciate all that you do.

  3. Chuck! So nice to see a troll like you on here! How many horses have you maimed or killed for the almighty dollar? If you are so proud of yourself for calling Gina a failed trainer, why don’t you use your real name so we can check you out?

    • Well “Faith” you got me there, Chuck isn’t my real name it’s actually Charles Hahaha… When you say maimed and killed you make it sound like I wield a machete, well that would be weird lol. I do however bring horses to the track to race. Haven’t made much of the almighty $ doing so, but that doesn’t deter me, still love the game. I won’t apologize for loving horse racing. I know I love my horses – to which all your responses will be “that’s not love”, that’s cool that’s your “opinion”, I have mine.

  4. Charles Hahaha, why don’t you use your full name. Why are you hiding ? Are you afraid ?

    You bring horses you “love” to the track to race knowing full well that you may not be taking one or more of these horses you “love” home again. Now that is a strange kind of “love”

    Racing kills and maims a lot of horses and most have not even reached maturity.

    PS You don’t like the message so you attack the messenger, Chuck, Charles, or whoever you are.

    • Rose or whoever you are, I absolutely do bring horses I love to the track knowing there is potential risk, which is a far cry from a certainty… You can think I’m scum for doing so, you’re entitled to your opinion I really couldn’t care any less what you think. Horse Racing isn’t going anywhere

      • One question for you chuck Charles whatever…….when does risk outweigh reward for something you “love” why do YOU race your horse what’s the reasoning, you see I don’t have horses yet someday I will but I do have dogs and I do love my dogs they are my true family with that said I would never ask my pets to do anything that would put them in such a risky place knowing full well if something did happen there’s what do you say 90 percent chance it’s an irriparible injury your statements are ludicrous at best love is not the word to use for you chuck exploitation would be more fitting I look forward to your answers

      • Chick, I really do not give a hoot about wheather you care about what I say. Obviously what Gina has to say touched a nerve or you would not have responded .
        And I agree, racing is not going anywhere, it is at a dead end. Further, when the casino money dries up, which it will, things will not be too good for this sick business. Not good to be too smug..,.

  5. Ok Mr perfect you tell me the percentage of a horse surviving a fracture while racing since you know so damn much your industry/buissness can’t even regulate itself what does that say about you folks in 2016 how .long has horse racing been existent please your pathetic at best I don’t have to shovel shit to recognize the smell oh and irreparable my apologizes

  6. Yes, well it seems that the facts and the truths about the inherent animal cruelty in horseracing exposed on this blog has upset Chuck, Charles or whatever his name is.
    His precious lifestyle of exploiting horses, daily observing the huge number of abuses suffered by these innocents, is being threatened.

  7. Doesn’t surprise me that out of all the people. commenting on this blog, out of all the comments, (s)he decides to attack me.
    This happened on the track. As soon as they got a whiff that I was rejecting the delusion, the systemic abuse justified by the delusion, questioning the system of legitimized cruelty, and abuse -they targeted me.
    They made my life a living hell. Abusers don’t like to be called out on what they are actually doing.
    They only want enablers around them and the racing system is set up that way.
    They revere multiple drug violating Trainers while multiple racehorses die in the dirt under their care.
    They condone this behaviour.
    They condemn and destroy anybody who doesn’t uphold the system as seen in the comment by Chuck/Charles whatever his name is.
    Most importantly though, abusers can be sociopaths that hide behind their abusive actions while having a front to carry on their immoral activities – right Chuck?
    Hiding behind a fictitious name doesn’t hide. your activities because anybody who sends their “beloved” horses into this cruelty circus is partaking in animal cruelty.

      • Your right Carolyn.
        Thanks Billy, 20+ Insider.
        Thanks to all who expose this industry for the cruelty circus, and death camp that it is.
        My heart goes out to all racehorses who are forced to run in the heat this weekend.
        It’s 120+ with humidity all over North America – heat warnings in effect.
        Responsible pet owners keeping their domestic pets indoors except for pottie.
        My chihuahua and cat inside comfortable in the A/C.
        The “loved” “family members” of horse racing?
        Well their being injected with Lasix, and probably other things, running in this heat, and many are dropping from it.
        Shame on anybody who supports or participates in this animal cruelty.

  8. I believe that Stonestreet Farms also has a training center somewhere in Florida. Lanes End Farm and Taylor Made Farm also has a training facility on their farms.

    Do all the big farms have a training facility on their property?

    • Not all farms do, but most do.
      If you just google any one of these farms they have pictures of their training centers.
      Some are exclusive, but these farms will take on racehorses for various reasons usually for breaking, training and/or lay-ups.
      These farms fall under the Private Property laws so if any horse is maimed or killed they don’t have to report that.

  9. There is a training center across from Mountaineer Racetrack in West Virginia. It was owned by the Barberino family and is called In Front Training Center. I confirmed with one of my Mountaineer contacts that the facility has been purchased by Burton Sipp who is one of the biggest scum bags in racing. It has been rumored for several years that it is also a holding facility for slaughter bound horses. Cactus Café and Canuki were stabled there briefly back in 2012 and we know for a fact that Mark Wedig, a kill buyer middleman, hauls horses into and out of the center. It does not have a traditional track but has a swimming pool for horses as well as a eurociser.

    • Yes Mary. I was there very briefly when an active Trainer, and it was a torture show. I saw horses there with obvious fractures being forced to go on the eurociser.
      Another thing, people think that swimming a horse is a good thing – it isn’t.
      Not from what I saw.
      Many horses have to be literally beaten to go into the pool, and I saw one drown there. It was not reported.
      Forcing a horse to swim is very traumatic for most, and is something that causes more harm than good.
      A swimming eurociser has got to be the worst, most over-rated rehabilitation that I’ve ever seen.
      Yes, it looks fancy, but it’s horrific for horses. It does much more damage than good.
      Good old fashioned R & R in an open pasture curing on their own time is the best.
      I saw the kill buyers picking up horses there all the time.
      However, you never ask questions because you wont get an honest answer.
      Since racehorses are considered “private property,” people can’t touch other horses without permission.
      Plus, I was stabled there with my star horse, and I was always worried about repercussions.
      I had yet to turn against the industry, but I wish I had filmed it when I was there.

      • I never knew Barberino, but she owned my mare, La Parita.

        My understanding was that Barberino only wanted gray horses, which La Parita was. When La busted her knee in a claimer at Mountaineer on January 25, 2005, Mrs Barbarino’s instructions were “Get rid of her!”

        I have always had this image of Lorraine Barberino as Cruella DeVille.

        (La Parita was safe with Becky (& me) on 2/2/2005. Mary, you may have been involved. She was my heart horse.)

      • Faith, no, I wasn’t involved with La Parita. Becky and I became friends in 2011 around the time that Deputy Broad was sent to slaughter so your situation happened years before that. Again, the rumor has been that the Barberino’s ran a holding facility for slaughter bound horses in conjunction with a legitimate training center. I do know that Mark Wedig used the facility to hold horses that he was sending to Fred Bauer.

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