Sunday, March 30, 2014

Racing must clean own house

Following the allegations raised by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and reported by The New York Times, many of us in the Thoroughbred industry are eagerly awaiting the final determination of these issues by the New York State Gaming Commission and the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.
It is my hope they use all the prosecutorial powers available to determine if there is evidence of animal cruelty, medication violations and cheating.
Like so many others, I was upset by what I read in the Times and disgusted by what I saw and what was alleged in that PETA video. Any person abusing a horse or caught with an electronic stimulation device like the one described in the video should be banned from the sport for life.
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