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NM Senate passes bill to test race horses for illegal drugs

Horse racing is plagued with substance abuse cases. Anything that can aid in the prevention of illegal doping of horses is a good thing. Since horse racing is so rife with illegal drugs, should it be allowed to go on? ~ HfH From: Charlotte Observer SANTA FE, N.M. A bill to rein in illegal doping of horses that take ...Full Article

Horses’ Deaths at Aqueduct Prompt New Rules

Over worked and over “medicated” horses dying at race tracks – the horrid state of horse racing. Especially in the mid to lower levels of the sport. Trusting the ...Full Article

Part II: Study shows the value of horse slaughter to race horse breeders

A 5 year old horse being “retired” from racing. We all know what that means. It is outrageous that we allow over breeding on this scale to continue so ...Full Article

Study shows the value of horse slaughter to race horse breeders

This is a very solid piece of journalism by Animals 24-7 in Australia. The relationship of gambling in horse racing and horse slaughter is one that has not been ...Full Article

Cobalt has a dangerous history for both humans and horses

This is a follow up piece so our readers can understand the history of cobalt as a doping agent in horse racing. Cobalt salts (or cobalt chloride) is extremely ...Full Article

Trainers have horses test positive to cobalt chloride

Seriously, cobalt? Yes, cobalt can be abused. Cobalt chloride makes a horse (or a human) act as though it has been oxygen deprived. This increases the amount of EPO ...Full Article

Pure Heart: The thrilling life and emotional death of Secretariat

Although this story is decades old, it is on a subject matter many horse lovers are still fascinated with – Secretariat. Whether or not you follow horse racing, Secretariat ...Full Article

NBC4 Investigates: Champion Horses Sent To Slaughter

After bringing thousands of dollars or more of profit to their owners, these horses are bound for slaughter houses. A mere commodity sold for a pittance when no longer ...Full Article

Part II Sport of Kings is a killing ground for young thoroughbred racers

By HfH Guest Writer: Allen Warren PART II (Part one was published on our website yesterday, you can read it by clicking here. ~ HfH ) New York state ...Full Article

Panel: Equine Welfare Tied to Cultural Change

Changes to benefit race horses are long past due. Too little attention historically has been focused on the drug and other abuses these horses face. Race horse are asked ...Full Article
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