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.”