Opinion: For Many Racetracks, ‘Horse-Slaughter Pipeline’ Is Necessary, But There Are Ways To Fight It

by | 01.22.2018 | 10:52am
Alex Brown

Alex Brown, who became well-known in the horse world through his blog and book, Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and His Legacy, which chronicled 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's attempted recovery from injuries sustained in the Preakness Stakes, has had his first book of fiction published, titled Missionville.

Brown recently sat down for an interview with Daniel Ross. In the interview, published in Thoroughbred Racing Commentary, Brown not only discusses his book, but touches on several other important topics, from drugs in racing to racetracks and their policy regarding horse slaughter and horse rescue.

Read the interview in Thoroughbred Racing Commentary

  • ben

    After reading the part in the Thoroughbred Racing etc. This just holds ground.

  • danrtc

    This is an important conversation for all of us to have and I thank Mr. Brown for bringing it up. Part of the solution lies in increasing demand for out of training Thoroughbreds so that trainers have an incentive to sell them before they break down, and the Retired Racehorse Project and the Jockey Club’s TIP program are beginning to accomplish this.

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