Month: May 2019

The Story of Sergeant Reckless: Korean War Horse Served with Valor

The recoilless rifle was six feet long and weighed over a hundred pounds. It often required three or four Marines to carry it across the battlefields during the Korean War. Lugging it was dangerous, but it was necessary, because that rifle, which the soldiers nicknamed “reckless,”could fire a 75mm shell thousands of yards with surgical-like…

Horse racing has survived worse crises – The Washington Post

By Letters to the Editor May 26 at 5:46 PM Regarding Barry Svrluga’s May 19 Sports column, “Riderless horse emblematic of racetrack, sport in crisis”: Horse racing as a mass-constituency sport has been through “the hoops” a few times before the overturned Kentucky Derby result on May 4. Whether Country House deserved to supplant Maximum Security as…

Australian Race Horse Owner Charged In Cocaine Smuggling Sting – Horse Racing News – Paulick Report

Prominent Australian Thoroughbred owner Damion Flower was arrested on charges of cocaine smuggling, reports abc.net.au. Police are claiming that the drugs were smuggled into Australia on commercial flights from South Africa, and Flower is facing six charges of commercial quantity importation of a controlled drug. Lawyer Chris Watson indicated that Flower would plead not guilty. The…

Cute Foals of the Week for May 26

Thoroughbreds in North America all celebrate their birthdays on Jan. 1, so as soon as the New Year rolls around, so does “foaling season” – that magical time that lasts from the beginning of January through the late spring when racehorse babies are born. In this weekly piece, we’ll bring you the best of new…

Horse racing exploits species – Opinion – Citizens Voice

Article Tools Editor: Horseracingwrongs.com reports 2,000 horses die racing or training on American tracks each year and thousands more are confined, whipped, and drugged, suffering painful injuries. This figure does not represent the horses that did not make the grade because they were not fast enough or got injured, as the majority are just very…

Calder Casino May Lose Slots License – Horse Racing News – Paulick Report

Sign welcoming racing fans to Calder in the early stages of the grandstand’s demolition Churchill Downs Inc.’s Calder Casino in South Florida is in danger of losing its slots license after an administrative law judge ruled that the operation is not compliant with state law because of the absence of a “contiguous and connected” building…