Sending Condolences to a Dead Racehorse’s “Connections”: Sick

After finishing last, some 52 lengths back in the 8th race at Los Alamitos Wednesday, 8-year-old Magic Mark, according to multiple sources, collapsed and died back in the barn. An 8-year-old horse, for those who may not know, should be just entering the prime of life – akin to a 21-year-old human being. As always with these things, the decidedly benighted mind of the racing apologist is laid bare for all to see:

Barbara Livingston of the Daily Racing Form (on Twitter): “Goodbye, Magic Mark, who collapsed following today’s Bertrando S. at Los Alamitos…condolences to all who loved him, including owner/breeders Dorine and John Lanza, and trainer Ron Ellis.”

An anonymous poster on “Thoroughbred Champions” forum: “His trainer, Ron Ellis, had said on TVG that the Benchmark gelding was doing very well preparing for the Bertrando. Condolences to Ron and all of MM’s connections.”

Yes, give your hearts, prayers, and sympathies to those responsible for killing this young horse. (“Fans” like the above are, of course, also responsible, for they make it all possible.) It’s Sick. It’s Twisted. It’s Horseracing.

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  1. Very sad he must’ve had a heart attack after an abused exhausting life. Wish I could’ve adopted him so he could know for awhile what good people are to their horses

  2. I want people to know that Barbara Livingston makes a very good living taking pictures of racehorses in their prime especially stake horses, and she’s been doing it for years.
    I emphasize “in their prime” because I tweeted out to her about 1 month ago, and asked her why she never took pictures of all the racehorses standing at the kill auctions waiting to board the slaughterhouse truck?
    No response.
    I then tweeted to her asking why she never took pictures of the racehorses laying in the dirt with their legs snapped-off writhing in pain waiting for the pink solution in the needle?
    The response was swift not only from her, but from many apologists who completely denied the truth about what goes on in this vile business.
    They then made a deliberate effort to counter what I said by emphasizing the usual “treated like royalty” and we love them as “family members” fraudulent lines.
    I was then BLOCKED.
    So here she is tweeting out yet another usual reply when another racehorse drops dead.
    I invite all of you to tweet to Barbara Livingston and ask her what I did.
    Ask her why she never posts pictures of the ugly truth?
    Well we know the answer to that because once their dead she can no longer make money off them.
    Magic Mark so sorry for you.
    You were just another number, another gambling bet, and another non-consenting profit slave for these horrible masters who whip/beat you into the ground DEAD.
    Barbara Livingston, you are a vile person and so is anybody who supports this business model that includes the massive suffering and/or dying of racehorses.

  3. YET ANOTHER “TRAINER” WITH MULTIPLE DRUG VIOLATIONS IS ALLOWED TO MURDER ANOTHER, SLAP ON THE WRIST & BACK TO “BUSINESS AS USUAL” – THIS IS THE DAILY STORY ON THE RACE TRACK

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