horse deaths

Black Caviar Brother ‘Jimmy’ Loses Battle With Laminitis

The record-setting half-brother to world champion Black Caviar was euthanized on humane grounds on Sunday following a months-long battle with the foot injury laminitis, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The 2-year-old known as “Jimmy” had received treatment from some of the top veterinary surgeons in the nation at the University of Melbourne Equine Centre at […]

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Blood-Horse Story on Death at Mountaineer Nominated for Bergstein Award

Team Valor International has nominated a Blood-Horse story on a faulty investigation into the death of a horse at Mountaineer Racetrack for the second annual Stan Bergstein Writing Award. Staff writer Frank Angst details the failure of racetrack and regulatory personnel to gather key evidence of what was deemed to be a “suspicious” death of […]

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California Post-Mortem Program Has Major Flaw

One year ago, horsemen in New York were facing a major crisis when state government and racing regulators demanded answers for the sudden increase in equine racing fatalities at Aqueduct racetrack. Gov. Andrew Cuomo formed a task force to study the issue, and their report was the foundation of some significant recommendations that were put […]

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Animal rights advocate pushes for shutdown of Aqueduct

The New York Daily News reports that a Brooklyn-based animal rights advocate will launch a campaign demanding the shutdown of Aqueduct Racetrack until the New York Racing Association can guarantee there will be no more horse deaths at the track.  NYRA reports 18 deaths since Nov. 30. “It is simply not acceptable to put profits […]

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Duckworth: Fleet Indian a tough loss to take

The death of former distaff champion Fleet Indian last weekend at age 10 saddened many Thoroughbred fans, but perhaps none more so than Amanda Duckworth, who writes for ESPN: “It is hard to explain why Fleet Indian meant so much to me. I think it stems from the fact there are few years where I […]

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Secretariat’s son, D’Accord, dies at 32

D’Accord, a son of Secretariat who had a successful career as a New York sire, was euthanized Monday due to complications from old age, reports the Blood-Horse.  He was 32. Until he was pensioned following the 1998 season, D’Accord sired 335 foals, 219 winners and 21 stakes winners.  As a broodmare sire, D’Accord produced Grade […]

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Former distaff champion Fleet Indian euthanized

The 2006 champion older female, Fleet Indian, has been euthanized, according to the Blood-Horse.  The 10-year-old Indian Charlie mare had been hospitalized due to complications from colic. Fleet Indian retired with 13 victories from 19 starts and produced four foals during her breeding career.

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Remembering Rahy: Dead at age 26

It is with heavy hearts that Robert and Blythe Clay’s Three Chimneys Farm announces the passing of longtime stallion-turned-pensioner Rahy due to the infirmities of old age. By Blushing Groom and out of the Halo mare, Glorious Song, Rahy was one of the farm’s flagship stallions, beginning his stud career at Three Chimneys in 1990 […]

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Former Jim Dandy winner Kensei euthanized after injury

Press Release Kensei, winner of Saratoga ‘s Grade 2 Jim Dandy in 2009, was euthanized on Tuesday after breaking down during a gallop over the Belmont Park training track. Owned by Stonestreet Stables and trained by Steve Asmussen, the 5-year-old son of Mr. Greeley suffered a broken right front cannon bone, and was euthanized by […]

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