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Started 6/4/12 by Derby132; 58462 views.
Derby132

From: Derby132

6/4/12

Let's try this - there's good guys in horse racing.  There are good stories.  Let's get those stories out there too.

So for starters, these are my local heros - Drape and his spin tried to slam them, shame on him.  Here's the real story.  They're not perfect, but they try to do right by the horses.

Finger Lakes: A leader in 'humane and professional treatment of racehorses'

We are taking care of our horses,” said Kisielewski. A horse trainer for eight years, Kisielewski reacted to the New York Times investigation. She acknowledges horse racing can be dangerous. “Accidents can happen in any sport.” Finger Lakes does better than most, though, she added. Part of the advantage is the size of the track, she said, where trainers “are more hands-on, because we are a smaller outfit.”

She is discouraged by reports pointing only to the negative aspects of horse racing, she said. It’s the healthy, well-treated horses that do the best, she said, adding that is what the industry thrives on despite getting less attention. Describing how the horses are cared for at Finger Lakes, she said: “They are treated like kings and queens.”

 more:  http://www.victorpost.com/business/x1842810997/On-track-for-healthy-horses?zc_p=2

 

LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

6/4/12

Nozzy looks like she's having fun swimming :)

This is a good idea, there are LOTS of good guys and gals in racing.

LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

6/4/12

Reposting this here, I think it's a feel good story and Ham is one of the good ones.

Trainer feels at home at Colonial Downs

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One month ago, trainer Hamilton A. "Ham" Smith was getting ready for the biggest race of his life. His horse, Done Talking, was preparing for the Kentucky Derby, where he finished a disappointing 14th in the field of 20.

New link:

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/sports/2012/jun/03/tdsport01-trainer-feels-at-home-at-colonial-downs-ar-1961665/

6/5  I reposted the link due to possible virus issues.

  • Edited 6/5/2012 11:53 am ET by LindaVA3
Derby132

From: Derby132

6/4/12

I was hoping you would post it!   It was great getting to know Ham Smith this year thanks to Done Talking.
LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

6/4/12

Really like hearing about the local trainers, here and elsewhere.  They are the engines that drive racing and I believe the vast majority are good guys.  Would really like to meet Ham during the meet.
KYsally (kwsally)

From: KYsally (kwsally)

6/4/12

He sure does - is that a BIG SMILE on his face - adorable!

XXOO
  • Edited 6/4/2012 10:58 pm by NV Sally (kwsally)
gunny101

From: gunny101

6/5/12

Please be advised - there seems to be a virus attached to this file or so Kapersky is warning. Perhaps delete link and try to repost???
LindaVA3

From: LindaVA3

6/5/12

That's weird, I am at work with virus protection out the wazoo and I don't get any message LOL.  But I will edit and repost.  Thanks for the warning.
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Derby132

From: Derby132

6/29/12

Second Start Thoroughbreds looking out for the Fort Erie horses...

Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: A Second Start for Fort Erie's Horses

The near-certain closure of Ontario's Fort Erie racetrack at year’s end means hundreds of people face the loss of their jobs - possibly their careers - and an uncertain future.

It could also mean an uncertain future for the hundreds of racehorses that call the 115-year-old track their home. But thanks to the efforts of a two-year-old program, those horses that won't be shipping to other tracks have an excellent chance of finding a new home and a new career.

http://www.paulickreport.com/features/three-chimneys-presents-good-news-friday/three-chimneys-presents-good-news-friday-a-second-start-for-fort-erie-s-horses/

 

gerchgo

From: gerchgo

6/29/12

It's great that she such positive reactions from the trainers, but I think most small time trainers are like that, are they not? They are doing such a wonderful job, kudos to them and their orgainzation! And how wonderful that Three Chimney's is donating!!!

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