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Animal Charities Stepping Up To Aid Horses In Puerto Rico

Animal-related charities have put out the rallying cry to their supports throughout the U. S. as their focus shifts from helping horses and other animals in Florida and Texas to assisting with efforts in Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria’s wrath has left much of the island devastated, with more than 3.4 million without power and many […]

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AmTote, Stronach Group Develop Technology Allowing Bettors To Contribute To Thoroughbred Aftercare

A first-of-its-kind technology for horse-racing wagering terminals, conceived of and proposed by PETA to raise funds to care for Thoroughbreds retired from racing, has been developed by AmTote International. The concept, which PETA presented to the Stronach Group and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), involves a pop-up screen for wagering terminals asking bettors to donate […]

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Eight Takeaways From The 2017 Jockey Club Round Table

The Jockey Club held its 65th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing on Sunday at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Speakers presented on a variety of topics, including data, marketing, and equine aftercare/welfare. You can find the official Jockey Club press release on the event here, or watch a […]

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All About Transparency: British Racing’s Management Of Press, Public, And Animal Welfare

When Godolphin trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni emerged from the offices of the British Horseracing Authority on High Holburn Street in London, he was greeted by an enormous mob of photographers and reporters, the size of which was on par with a mid-level movie star sighting in the U.S. At the time in 2013, Al Zarooni […]

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‘Monkey See, Monkey Sue:’ What Will They Think Of Next?

“A monkey, an animal rights organization, and a primatologist walk into federal court… What seems like the setup for a punchline is really happening. It should not be happening… Monkey see, monkey sue is not a good law.” People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a macaque they’ve […]

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Tim Sullivan Wins First Media Eclipse Award For Hub Johnson Story

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that Tim Sullivan has won the 2015 Media Eclipse Award for Writing in the News/Enterprise category for “Family, PETA at odds after Horseman’s Death,” an investigative report into the circumstances surrounding the suicide of Hub Johnson, an assistant […]

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Brewster: Asmussen ‘Cruelly And Unjustifiably Defamed’

It’s time to move on. Finally. Twenty months have passed since People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals released a sensational hidden-camera video that purported to portray Eclipse Award-winning trainer Steve Asmussen’s stable as a callous operation that treated horses as commodities, indiscriminately gave them drugs, and relied on a foul-mouthed assistant who appeared to […]

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New York: Results Of Asmussen Investigation To Be Released Monday

New York regulators are set to finally release the long-awaited report examining allegations made by an animal rights group about horses under the care of trainer Steve Asmussen. The Blood-Horse reports that the New York State Gaming Commission will release the results of the investigation to the public on Nov. 23. The report will address the allegations […]

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New York: Results Of Asmussen Investigation Delayed By Gaming Commission

The long-awaited report by the New York Gaming Commission of their investigation into the care of horses trained by Steve Asmussen has been delayed. The Blood-Horse reports that the commission announced Wednesday that they decided to pull the results of the investigation from its board meeting, which is scheduled for Sept. 24. “It’s not ready,” agency spokesman […]

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Defending An Industry That Won’t Defend Itself

I’m tired. There is this feeling of worthlessness that enters my body every time I sign on to the Internet, every time that I click open on the comments section of one of my blogs, every time I go home to Meadville, Pa., and I’m barraged by questions about the industry that I love so […]

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