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May 6, 2019

West Slams Churchill Downs, Promises Legal Action On Stewards’ Ruling On The Today Show

Maximum Security owner Gary West appeared on the Monday edition of The Today Show to give his thoughts on the weekend's highly controversial disqualification of his horse in the Kentucky Derby. West again aired frustrations vented earlier this week that he had not been able to get a meeting with stewards over the weekend to […]

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Hong Kong Chief Steward: U.S. Should Changes Rules On Disqualifications

After the controversial disqualification of Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby, U.S. horse racing jurisdictions should get in line with the rest of the world and use the “Category One” standard for resolving objections and inquiries, according to Kim Kelly, chief steward of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Hong Kong and most other racing countries […]

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Most Owners Believe Horses Have Emotions; Sometimes Feelings Are Ignored

Many equine owners feel their horses have emotions. However, people continue to manage horses in ways that could garner negative emotions, Dr. Maria Hotzel of the Federal University of Santa Catarina Laboratory of Applied Ethology and Animal Welfare, in Florianópolis, Brazil says. Isolating a horse or exposing him to stressful situations, while they cause negative […]

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