With the spotlight on the numerous breakdowns at the Santa Anita Racetrack, the Thoroughbred racing industry has reached a pivotal moment. It’s time to make decisions to ensure the health of the racehorses.
“We believe for too long the conversation has been driven by outside forces. We feel there’s an equally important story to be told, and that’s the one of tens of thousands who live, breathe and sleep horses. For them, this isn’t a job, it’s a way of life.”
The Stronach Group, the owner of Santa Anita Park, has issued a statement promising sweeping changes to California racing after a 22nd horse broke down on the main track this morning. There have been no further statements issued about the surface of the track itself.
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History will be made on Saturday in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes: but whether Justify will join the illustrious elite who have won the Triple Crown or earn his spot on this particular list remains to be seen.
[APRIL FOOLS!] The state-of-the-art facility, with climate-controlled underground stabling, is slated to become the new host of the Preakness Stakes, whose future was in doubt due to deteriorating conditions at Pimlico.
Photos went viral last week of a young man named Billy Crouse heroically anchoring a young colt at the Keeneland Sale. Meet the man behind the images: we caught up with Billy to learn more about his facet of the industry!