Horse racing

Proposed Legislation Seeks to End Rash of Racehorse Deaths

A surge in the number of racehorse deaths in recent months was the focus of hearing in Congress this week, with representatives from the racing industry and animal advocates testifying about whether a federal law could help protect horses and riders and prevent future deaths.

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Prosecutor Finds No Crime in Santa Anita Horse Racing Deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors found no evidence of animal cruelty or other crimes during an investigation into a spike in horse deaths at Santa Anita Park racetrack over the past year, according to a report issued Thursday.

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23rd Horse Death Rocks Santa Anita

Santa Anita Racetrack was rocked by a 23rd equine death in just over three months on Sunday as gelding Arms Runner was euthanized after a fall in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes.

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Australian Jockey Suspended for Punching Horse

A jockey has been suspended two weeks for punching his horse before a race in Australia. Dylan Caboche, 22, can be seen on camera mounted on the horse, She’s Reneldasgirl, and struggling to control it. He then jumps off the horse and punches it in

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Zetas Smuggler: Horse Racing in Mexico, South Texas ‘Part of Narco Culture’

One of the biggest blows to the Los Zetas drug cartel was dealt when a money laundering empire involving horse racing in Texas was dismantled in 2012. A drug smuggler now testifying in that case in San Antonio told the jury that horse racing was part of the trafficking culture, and Los Zetas leaders had been heavily involved in the sport well before the laundering scheme’s ringleaders were arrested.

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