Horse Racing Videos

Mongolian Groom | Fatally Injured | Santa Anita

November 2, 2019

The embedded tweet below shows Mongolian Groom being jogged on the track. Look at his motion and how he is favoring his near hind, the one that fractured and subsequently resulted in his death.

How can it be that no one noticed? We find it virtually impossible. There were a reported 100 or more vets at the track. Surely the exercise rider must have noticed and mentioned it. If he did, nobody cared.

Update: The naysayers said people like us don’t know what we’re talking about. Well, um, yes, we do. (10/31/19)

Update: Santa Anita vets missed chances to remove Mongolian Groom, Tuesday’s Horse. (1/17/20)

Raced to Death (US)

November 5, 2019 | Warning: Graphic Content

The dark side of Australia’s horse racing industry (AU)

October 17, 2019 | Warning: Graphic Content
A special investigation into the horse racing industry reveals what really goes on when racehorses’ lives end in knackeries and abattoirs.

Arms Runner | Fatally Injured | Santa Anita

March 31, 2019 | Warning: Graphic Content | Arms Runner breaks his ankle and later euthanized.

The Rise Of The Japanese Thoroughbred

March 27, 2017
SKY Racing’s feature documentary Global Impact: The Rise of the Japanese Thoroughbred, traces the remarkable 30 year transformation of Japanese racing and breeding from industry outpost to global powerhouse, beginning with the first running of the Japan Cup in 1981. It is the story of a nation’s determination to dominate racing at the highest level, of a family’s bold ambition to revolutionise breeding and a single stallion’s reshaping of an entire industry.

Winning Horse Dies After First Race at Pimlico

May 22, 2016
The 9-year-old horse named Homebykris collapsed and died suddenly after completing the race with no signs of trouble.

Phar Lap Documentary

November 18, 2015
The story of Phar Lap, in documentary form, detailing his racing career and death.

Horse Racing Exposed: Drugs and Death (US)

March 19, 2014
A PETA undercover investigation of leading thoroughbred trainer Steve Asmussen reveals chronic misuse of drugs, reportedly to enhance horses’ performance and mask their injuries.

Breakdown: Death and Disarray at America’s Racetracks | New York Times (US)

August 14, 2013
A 2012 New York Times investigation of the U.S. horse racing industry revealed a pervasive culture of drugs and lax regulation. This documentary was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy Award.
Produced by: Matthew Orr.

Racing for their Lives: An In-Depth Look at Doping in the US Horse Racing Industry (US)

November 19, 2012
In this special edition of Americas Now, investigative correspondent Mike Kirsh opens the gates on the U.S. horse racing industry. He explores the staggering amount of illegal performance enhancing drugs being used to push these animals to their limits and the tragic results that occur from these truly inhumane practices.

Where Do All the Racehorses Go?

August 24, 2009
Every year, thousands of thoroughbred racehorses end their careers and become economic liabilities to their owners. What happens to former stakes winners who are no longer profitable? Features Michael Blowen of Old Friends.

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