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Horses Removed From The California Equine Retirement Foundation

Animal control officers could suggest criminal charges against the California Equine Retirement Foundation (CERF), after the removal of about 40 retired racehorses from the sanctuary, according to multiple media reports. Officials say the California Equine Retirement Foundation (CERF) 38 retired racehorses were recently removed from the sanctuary’s care. Carrie Ard, CEO of the San Jacinto-based […]

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A Thorough look at racehorse retirement in California

At the San Diego reader, Moss Gropen offers an extensive and compelling read on the issue of Thoroughbred retirement (and slaughter) in Southern California.  Gropen talks to a wide cross-section of people, from farms and rescue groups to the back side of the track.  Trainer Bruce Headley is among them: “I asked him if he […]

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By Ray Paulick Mike Mullaney’s Daily Racing Form article about the European slaughterhouse death of Exceller in April 1997 was a shocking reminder of what can happen to any Thoroughbred, no matter how accomplished they were, when they are no longer considered useful as racing or breeding animals. But the great racehorse of the 1970s […]

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