Racetrack Corruption Horse Drugging
START HERE Video Youtube: Horse Racing Exposed: Drugs and Death March 2014 PETA People for ethical treatment of animals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TJVA2lwW4A?v=9TJV Background Information on Horse Racing in the Farmington, New Mexico from its own website https://farmingtonnm.org/events/live-horse-racing Excerpt: SunRay Park & Casino brings live horse racing to Farmington every Friday, Saturday, Sunday from May 3 to June 2, 2019 and Monday May 13th and May 20th. Post time is at 3:00 pm on Monday and Friday and 1:15 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Lawsuits associated with the racehorse racing world in New Mexico: NO. 34,429 Decided: November 28, 2016 ARNOLDO CARRILLO SANTA FE HORSE RACING BY CARRILLO LLC v. VINCE MARES DIRECTOR OF THE NEW MEXICO RACING COMMISSION SUNLAND PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS ZIA PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS SUNRAY PARK BOARD OF STEWARDS RUIDOSO DOWNS BOARD OF STEWARDS… https://caselaw.findlaw.com/nm-court-of-appeals/1755864.html ARTICLES AND LINKS Includes organization horse welfare or private grassroots websites The Atlantic 2014/03/24 by Mark Cohen The Ugly Truth about Horse Racing https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/03/the-ugly-truth-about-horse-racing/284594/ Excerpt: There are essentially three types of people in horse racing. There are the crooks who dangerously drug or otherwise abuse their horses, or who countenance such conduct from their agents, and who then dare the industry to come catch them. Then there are the dupes who labor under the fantasy that the sport is broadly fair and honest. And there are those masses in the middle—neither naive nor cheaters but rather honorable souls—who know the industry is more crooked than it ought to be but who still don't do all they can to fix the problem. https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/03/the-ugly-truth-about-horse-racing/284594/ Bloodhorse dot com (see new Mexico below) Horse Fund dot org The Chemical Horse Part 7 https://horsefund.org/the-chemical-horse-part-7.php Excerpt: AS MUCH as many drugs can and are used to heighten performance, by far the most controversial in the horse racing industry today are the Class 4 NSAID's (Non-Steroidal Anti- Inflammatory Drugs) corticosteroids and the much criticized "Lasix" (also known as Salix) — an unclassified permitted race day medication in North America. It was in the 1970’s when North America adopted the policy of "permissive medications" that the administration of Lasix and painkiller Butazolidine — the brand name of Phenylbutazone (commonly referred to as "Bute") — became standard at the track. Hence there is a long history of drug abuse when it comes to these types of medications. Many in the industry believe that Salix is beneficial to the horse because it prevents the common problem of bleeding in the lungs or EIPH (exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage). The majority of the racing jurisdictions in North America also permit the administration of one of the NSAID's over a prescribed period of time (no earlier than 24 hours before race time). These are typically either phenylbutazone ("bute"), flunixin or ketoprofen. Others include steroidal (catabolic) anti- inflammatory drugs or corticosteroids used to decrease inflammation in joints. There is much concern that the presence of these drugs interfere with the ability of the tending veterinarian to properly evaluate the horses on race day as they have the tendency to mask lameness and respiratory problems. In fact, over medicating with legal drugs together with lax oversight to their use has led to a consensus among equine researchers and surgeons that legal medications such as Salix and Bute as well as cortisone shots, over time, leave a horse vulnerable to a catastrophic breakdown. [1 horsefund.org/the-chemical-horse-part-7.php Horseracing Wrongs dot org (See New Mexico below) New York Times (2014/03/20) PETA accuses two trainers of cruelty to horses. By Joe Drape. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/20/sports/peta-accuses-two-trainers-of-cruelty-to-horses.html Excerpt: Over a 26-year career, the trainer Steve Asmussen has built one of horse racing’s largest and most successful operations. He ranks second in career victories, with more than 6,700; has earned more than $214 million in purses, the fifth most in thoroughbred racing; and was recently included on the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame ballot. https://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/20/sports/peta-accuses-two-trainers-of-cruelty-to-horses.html NEW MEXICO Horseracing Wrongs dot org 2019/02/20 New Mexico’s Dead [Horses] So Far https://horseracingwrongs.org/2019/02/20/new-mexicos-dead-so-far/ Excerpt-Info on organization: Horseracing Wrongs is a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to eradicating horseracing in the United States. We are in fact the only organization in the country that is clearly and consistently working toward that end. Facts, as the great John Adams once declared, are stubborn things. And facts are what we present here. We firmly believe that if those coming to this site do so with an open mind, a fresh lens, they will see horseracing not for how it has been sold – as sport, “The Sport of Kings” – but rather as the cruel and deadly gambling industry that it is. Patrick Battuello, Founder, President, Director (patrick@horseracingwrongs.com) Excerpt: Through a FOIA request to the New Mexico Racing Commission, I have confirmed the following kills on that state’s tracks in 2018. Please note, however, that this report is a work in progress: New Mexico’s records are a mess. Included in my simple request for dead/euthanized racehorses were medication notifications, horses who died in 2017 (even one from 2016), many duplicates, and those noted as injured and/or “vanned off” but with no clear indication of death. It’s in this last grouping that more research is needed on my part. For now, I give you what I have so far. Tornillo, January 5, Sunland T (“multiple fractures”) Keep On Rockin, January 26, Sunland R (“euthanized on track”) Pozzi Track (probably sic), January 28, Sunland T (“shoulder”) Miss Nobility, January 30, Sunland R (“euthanized in ambulance”) Waki’s Pride, January 30, Sunland R (“cannon”) This Is How U Roll, February 22, Sunland T (“ankle”) Tarzan On Fire, February 24, Sunland T (“suspect internal rupture”; two years old) Sunny Rithm, February 25, Sunland R (“carpus”) […..long list goes on, see actual website for more] https://horseracingwrongs.org/2019/02/20/new-mexicos-dead-so-far/ Bloodhorse dot com 2012/03/26. By Tom Lamarra. Udall says corruption in racing alarming https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/130924/udall-says-corruption-in-racing-alarming Excerpt: The sport of horse racing which, at its best, showcases the majestic beauty of this animal and the athleticism of jockeys, has reached an alarming level of corruption and exploitation,” Udall said. “The consequence of inconsistent state-level regulation is an epidemic of animal doping that has lead to countless euthanizations of helpless horses and the injury and death of their riders. “The Times exposé has shined a glaring light on the need for national standards in a sport that reaps gambling profits but has lacked proper oversight for decades.” https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/130924/udall-says-corruption-in-racing-alarming Updates: 2019/10/10 caselaw 2016/11/28-Carrillov.Mares etc. added; farmingtonnmorg on horse racing link added; 2019/09/29; Page started 2019/09/28 more insertions will be added later