Month: April 2019

Horseracing Integrity Act a good first step – Times Union

In recent years, we’ve seen multiple protests by animal advocates at Saratoga Race Course who recognize that the industry is not taking care of the majestic horses who are forced to compete within it. One major issue with the industry is that these animals are routinely given medication meant to help them fight through pain…

Is Horse Racing Ethical? – New York Times

What do you know about the world of horse racing? Have you been to a horse race or watched one on TV? If yes, do you have a favorite horse or race? Did you know that horsing was once one of the most popular sports in America and nearly every newspaper had a horse racing…

Thoroughbred Makeover Diary: OTTB Thalia, a Pony, and a Potbellied Pig

This year, America’s Best Racing and the Retired Racehorse Project will be sharing diaries from several trainers preparing for the 2019 Thoroughbred Makeover competition, scheduled for Oct. 2-5 at the Kentucky Horse Park. This  week we check inwith equestrienne and horse racing industry professional Hillary Ramspacher, who shares challenges she’s encountered with Thalia and details the…

Five Key Takeaways from a Triple Derby Prep Saturday

Tom Pedulla presents five key takeaways from a trio of pivotal Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve prep races on Saturday – the Grade 1, $1 million Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita Park, the Grade 2, $1 million Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland and the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets at Aqueduct.…