19 (Dead) Reasons to Boycott Saratoga This Summer

Horse racing’s victims.

Horseracing Wrongs

Last summer, 17 racehorses died, or were euthanized due to injuries suffered, while racing or training at Saratoga Race Course:

Hadeed Fi Hadeed, May 30, training
Squire Creek, July 16, training
Stradivari, July 22, training (euthanized December)
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
Wheels Up Now, August 5, training
Recepta, August 5, training (euthanized November)
Prince Corredor, August 20, training
Elusive Neko, August 24, training
Bob Le Beau, August 25, race 1
Ring of Truth, August 25, race 10
Desert Trial, August 28, training
Its Only Fair, September 9, training
Core Competency, September 19, training

In addition, two other still-very-much-active “athletes” perished on track grounds from what the industry refers to as “non-racing” causes:

Lebowski, August 2, “found dead outside stall”
Midnight Visitor, August 4, prior to race 4, “reared…

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One thought on “19 (Dead) Reasons to Boycott Saratoga This Summer

  1. I implore people to look past the mint juleps, and fancy hat image that this business portrays.
    Take a journey into the real world of horse racing which consists of racehorses dying on the track, dying in neglectful situations (Dr Drip), or dying on the slaughterhouse floor.
    They are merely profit machines generating billions for wagering companies, and dumped when crippled and unable to perform or turn a buck.
    If you like to gamble, leave racehorses out of the equation.
    They are voiceless, and innocent victims of this legitimized animal cruelty.


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