“Collapsed and Died” at Buffalo Raceway

Chrome Finish was scratched prior to the 10th at Buffalo Raceway Sunday and now we know why. The Gaming Commission reports the following on the 9-year-old: “horse reared up in stall, slipped, struck head against wall – collapsed and died.”

To date, 43 horses have died on or at New York racetracks in 2017. Please end it – stop betting, stop attending, stop patronizing racinos.

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  1. ALL HORSE RACING SHOULD BE BANNED FOR EVER!!!! THE HORSES PAY THE PRICE NOT THE OWNER OR THE TRAINER!!!! TELL THESE RICH PEOPLE TO MAKE JOBS FOR PEOPLE!!!! HORSES DIE ON THE TRACK OR IF THEY CAN’T MAKE MONEY ANYMORE FOR THE OWNERS THEN THEY SHIP THEM TO SLAUGHTER!!!

    • It’s not even questionable that horse racing is SOLELY responsible for any racehorse dying either on the track or when they are finished exploiting them like Dr Drip.
      He was another victim of the racing industry and those connections who made $250,00 off his sweat only to be dumped and the floodgates opened for his HORRIFIC INHUMANE treatment like many OTTB’s.
      He landed in the hands of a monster and he paid the price while the people who supposedly “cared” did nothing to ensure his safe retirement.
      This is typical horse racing operating procedures.
      Investigations? – laughable!
      I can tell your a newbie.
      Investigations that clearly show the dying in the dirt of racehorses leads to absolutely nothing because as long as the racehorses are filling races, and increasing wagering profits then they fulfill their goal.
      “Born to Run,” should really be “Born to Die.”

    • Nothing to do with racing, you say !
      The horse was 9 yrs, old and probably spent at least 7 yrs of his life in isolation locked in a stall 23 hrs. a day. His life was filled with the stress of training, racing, whipping and drugs.
      It has been shown that horses living this totally unnatural lifestyle have physical and psychological problems. Many of these horses crib, suffer from gastric ulcers and have behavioral issues to name but some of the negative effects. Horses suffer through this cruel lifestyle because of racing and I might add, the box stalls at most of these tracks are abysmal.
      Further, there is an article in the July issue of Equus that addresses the negative effects of isolating horses in stalls.
      Chrome Finish more than likely had issues related to how he spent his life due to being a “racehorse”.
      Racing is responsible for killing a LOT of horses, those that die on the track, in the stalls and while training as well as those sent to slaughter.

    • Jamie, I notice your hugging your beloved cats.
      How would you feel if your cats were put into a crate, barely large enough for them to turn around, for 23 hours per day?
      How would you like them to be continually tied-off on their leg to bulge up their veins for repeated injections of drugs?
      How would like them beaten to run faster?
      After all that, there is a strong possibility that they are sent to slaughter when no longer able to give more.
      You should get my point by now – a cat is a dog is a horse – all sentient beings.
      There is no difference.
      You have a loving relationship with your domestic pets so why do you think that horses deserve such egregious acts of abuse and/or dying to generate profit?
      No difference.
      Rethink your relationship with animals.

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