the “sport of kings” should be named the “sport of drugs & death” – as long as they allow those no good NON training , NON horseman to TRAIN ON COPIOUS AMOUNTS OF MEICATION & JOINT TAPPING & RACE ON MORE DRUGS & JOINT TAPPING this will not stop, the horses can not feel the pain they are in , so are pushing themselves beyond their normal limits that they woiuld if they could feel the pain,. the rules should be NO DRUGS ALLOWED – PERIOD . NO DRUGS ALLOWED – what part of this cant they unbderstand – a TRUE & REAL HORSEMAN/WOMAN DOES NOT NEED DRUGS TO TRAIN OR RACE ON – A SOUND HORSE IS A SOUND HORSE THAT WANTS TO PARTICIPATE . these horses are UNWILLING PARTICIPANTS for they are training on so much shit in their bodies they have non idea to hold themselves back because they can NOT feel the pain . the “legal” limits of drugs a racehorse is allowed are DISGUSTING , and every day many many trainers go over this “legal ” limit with NO concequences . what the vets do injecting joints is NOT regulated either , so steroids & antinflamatory agents are continually being used to MASK injuries . there are NO REGULATIONS on any of the “work” these vets are doing ( remember veterinarians like Dr.s ) TAKE AN OATH – which PROVES their ABSOLUTE INCOMPETENTS – “I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge.
I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.
I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.” – THIS is the most heart breaking part of the entire game is this veterinary oath . “MONEY IS AT THE ROOT OF ALL THAT IS EVIL” , I am afraid that this is rampant in the “sport of kings” : ((((
Two more horses were killed at Del Mar today. First, Whisky and Wine, a 2-year-old being prepped for her debut, went down in a morning training session. Then, in the day’s 2nd, 7-year-old Dutchessa “broke down” past the wire. This makes (at least) four dead at “Cool As Ever” Del Mar – just one week in.
Presidential Air, July 15, 6th race
Dynamite Charge, July 17, training
Whisky and Wine, July 23, training
Dutchessa, July 23, 2nd race