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Blood-Horse editorial commentary on Thoroughbred racing issues, people, horses and more

September 2011 - Posts

Keystone Kops - by Eric Mitchell

Thoroughbred racehorses require some basic care—food, water, a clean environment, regular exercise, and veterinary care. It is unacceptable, therefore, that we have racetracks and horsemen’s groups in this country not fulfilling one of those basic needs—veterinary care—during training hours. The issue of having a vet on call during training hours is not new, but it was pushed painfully to the forefront... Read More

Scapegoat - By Lenny Shulman

As thousands of visitors from around the continent and the world descend on Kentucky for Keeneland's September yearling sale and October race meeting and the November Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs, they may smell the odor of scapegoat emanating from the office of chief racing steward John Veitch.... Read More

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