Dying on the track: Horse racing is at a crossroads – The Hill

Dying on the track: Horse racing is at a crossroads – The Hill

The fatal heart attack that felled Congrats Gal at Pimlico on Black Eyed Susan Day last week was just the latest sign that horse racing, which has enjoyed substantial social sanction over the centuries, is in serious straits. The death at Pimlico follows a spate of racetrack deaths that promise to diminish racing’s appeal, including […]

Racing: Ben Smith faces long ban after guilty findings – Newcastle Herald

sport, local-sport, Racing NSW stewards have found banned Newcastle trainer Ben Smith and stablehands Emma Bickley and Daniel Smith guilty on all charges and set dates to consider penalties. Racing NSW announced on Monday that Smith’s sanction on 10 charges would be considered on June 11, while his brother, Daniel, and Bickley would have theirs […]

Big Party for Purton four-timer – Racing.com

Big Party for Purton four-timer – Racing.com

Zac Purton in great form at Sha Tin (Image: HKJC) Champion jockey Zac Purton took his season’s tally to 123 wins with a masterful four-timer at Sha Tin on Saturday, despite feeling under the weather. “That’s a nice day,” the Australian said. “I’ve got a bit of a cold so I’m not feeling well; it’s […]

Why race science is on the rise again – The Guardian

Why race science is on the rise again – The Guardian

In 1985, historian Barry Mehler had a dream. His research was taking him deep into the murky territory of academia’s extreme right wing. As he worked, he found his waking life beginning to soak into his subconscious, colouring his sleep. In his dream, his son, then two years old, was trapped in a runaway car […]

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