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Horse Deaths Concern In California

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  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    8,006 posts
    It seems very weird to say the least.
  • Ridersonthestorm33Ridersonthestorm33    10,463 posts
    edited June 2019
    Not 100% sure on this...but arnt their horses allowed to run with certain drugs that are barred here ? And rightly so ( banned here ).

    Don't know what the story is now or in the situation above but Lasix use a few years back was very controversial in the USA.
  • TheDivaTheDiva    12,279 posts
    its just at the one racecourse apparently... 
  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    8,006 posts
    That's what makes it weird I think...
  • ArloArlo    121 posts
    Some years ago there were 11 deaths in California, 7 of the under the same trainer.
  • The_BullThe_Bull    785 posts
    Hall of fame trainer Bob Baffert. Different track though, and different circumstances.
  • paraleticparaletic    3,493 posts
    edited June 2019
    im smelling a rat here. They are being nobbled. Thats way too many deaths.
  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    8,006 posts
    I think you've just said what everyone is thinking.
  • DamienWyerDamienWyer    7,310 posts

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  • Ridersonthestorm33Ridersonthestorm33    10,463 posts
    Some very good people and some bad apples - not real difficult to see who's who.

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    edited June 2019
    Interesting to note one bad apple defending another....as they do. There are a couple on there who should have been banned from the sport years ago.

    USA racing has been at a low ebb for years and this doesn't exactly help to advance the situation.

    I attended races at an American track a couple of years ago and witnessed the most unfit looking racehorses I have ever seen. It wasn't a major racetrack but Australian punters do bet on races at the track and the races are covered by Sky
  • savethegamesavethegame    1,736 posts
    Finally jerry hollendorfer kicked out of santa anita,after another one  died yesterday at tracwork,surely his 19 drug related convictions since 2006, might have got them thinking.

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  • TheDivaTheDiva    12,279 posts
    Possibly the most far fetched thing I've ever read.... but have a squiz anyhow:

    Im pretty sure horses would be dropping dead in Japan and China before they would in California... 
  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    8,006 posts
    The autopsy reports should confirm or deny this, if they are /were ever done. Radiology? Toxicology? These would instantly give an answer.

    But then the author would argue the Vets are in on it too. I think this is a case of someone joining dots that aren't related at all. All to familiar in the age of (mis) information.

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