CTHS B.C. Horses of Racing Age Sale

photo by Micheal Bye

The Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society BC Division is pleased to announce we will be having a Horses of Racing Age Sale March 16, 2019 at Hastings Racecourse.

The sale will be open to all horses that are of racing age. A gallop/work preview will be held on March 9, 2019.

Entry fee will be $375 plus gst and a flat $150 commission will be charged regardless of the sale price.

Yearlings that passed through the 2018 CTHS BC mixed sale will not be charged an entry fee to the Horses of Racing Age Sale.

The sale will be conducted by a licensed auctioneer with bid spotters.

Seating will be set up and refreshments will be available.

Horses born in 2017 can be made eligible for the CTHS BC sale stakes starting in 2019.

The CTHS BC looks forward to working with Darren MacDonald and his staff at Hastings to make this sale a success for everyone involved.

More information about the sale will be posted on the CTHS BC and Hastings websites as soon as possible.

 

Grant Watson

CTHS BC Division President

THE WEEKLY BLOODHORSE NEWS

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LOCAL HORSES OUT OF TOWN

James R. Brown
Entries
December 10 – Turf Paradise

I’m Focused Race 3 Claiming $8,500
Maggie’s Guy Race 4 Starter Allowance $3,000

Results
December 9 – Turf Paradise
Donttellmyhusband finished 3rd beaten 2 1/4 lengths Race 8 View Chart    
Sandi Gann
Entries
December 11 – Turf Paradise

Grace Hopper Race 8 Maiden Claiming $5,000
Steve Henson
Entries
December 10 – Turf Paradise

Presidential Bird Race 7 Waiver Claiming $3,000
December 11 – Turf Paradise

Don’t Hold Me Back Race 4 Allowance Optional Claiming $25,000
Seagold Race 5 Claiming $3,500
December 12 – Turf Paradise

Seven Chances Race 4 Claiming $3,000
Cindy Krasner
Entries
December 10 – Turf Paradise

Royal Briar Race 8 Starter Optional Claiming $12,500

MARIO WATCH

Mario Gutierrez
Entries
December 13 – Los Alamitos Race Course

Runningwscissors Wgt-122 Race 1 Maiden Claiming $50,000
Rolling Shadow Wgt-121 Race 7 Claiming $16,000
December 14 – Los Alamitos Race Course

Smile Awhile Wgt-122 Race 3 Maiden Special Weight
Suite Alonso Wgt-122 Race 6 Maiden Claiming $30,000

Results
December 9 – Los Alamitos Race Course
Knust finished 5th beaten 6 1/4 lengths Race 2 Chart
Derby Luck finished 3rd beaten 10 3/4 lengths Race 3 Chart
Owning finished 1st by a head Race 6 Chart

 

 

Unintentional Equine Neglect and Abuse: A Concern in Kentucky

A recent Kentucky Equine Networking Meeting focused on the legal process surrounding equine neglect and abuse cases.

The Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) welcomed a diverse range of attendees to its November meeting, one of the largest of 2018. Focused on understanding the process of prosecuting equine neglect and abuse cases in Kentucky, as well as the roadblocks organizations assisting with these cases often encounter, the room was full of horse owners, riders, and enthusiasts.

Speakers included Lt. Jai Hamilton, a certified humane investigator with Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control; Jacque Mayer, assistant county attorney for the Fayette County Attorney’s Office; and Karen Gustin, executive director of the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, in Nicholasville.

Before delving into her role in equine neglect cases, Hamilton shared some statistics so the audience could better understand how her department operates. In Lexington, there are 11 animal control officers for a city with 321,000 residents, and about 1,600 welfare cases reported each year, she said. Most animal cruelty complaints her department receives arise from unintentional neglect and, because of this, Hamilton said her department has two goals: to educate clients and raise the animal’s standard of care.

She noted some challenges within her department: Not all animal control officers have equine experience; there are limited funds for the training of officers; and there is high employee turnover because of compassion fatigue. An additional challenge she mentioned, and the other panelists reiterated, is that the Kentucky lacks laws to punish animal abuse and neglect. Kentucky currently ranks last of all 50 states for animal safety; animal abuse and neglect in Kentucky are not felonies—they’re misdemeanor.

This lack of ability to enact severe penalties is part of the of the reason why many animal abuse cases never go to court, said Mayer. The pretrial is extensive, she noted, as it can take a long time to contact witnesses and obtain photos and testimony in a neglect case.

However, she noted that, while these cases are more complex, they are easier to prove: Lawyers do not have to prove that the defendant had intent to harm the animals-simply that he or she harmed them. The maximum fine for someone found guilty of animal neglect in Kentucky is 365 days imprisonment per animal (terms that can run concurrently) and a $500 per-animal fine.

Gustin spoke on the how her organization handles neglected and abused horses that come into her care, whether from owner surrender or from another entity, such as an animal control department. At a minimum, Gustin must have a veterinarian assess the horse and note his body condition score. She must also take photos from very specific angles upon the horse’s arrival; these images are sent to the State Veterinarian’s Office and the horse is posted on the Stray or Abandoned Equine webpage. If the horse is not claimed by an owner in 15 days, it becomes the property of KyEHC.

“From the standpoint of a Center who provides rehabilitation to abused and neglected horses in order to ready them for adoption, some of the most challenging things we deal with are: A lack of knowledge about who to contact when abuse and neglect occurs; a lack of responsiveness from appropriate agencies … because of very limited resources and facilities to care for horses; and cost,” Gustin said. “Often these cases are very costly from a veterinary standpoint and nonprofits are challenged to ensure that funding is available for treatment. Typically, difficult cases can cost between $5,000 and $10,000 for emergency care and subsequent treatment.”

Overall, each of the panelists reiterated these points:

  • While animal abuse is considered “low priority” compared to other crimes, if you see a horse you feel is being neglected (intentionally or not), report it;
  • If you don’t know who to contact, start somewhere. Eventually you will be connected to the correct organization or person. If you feel nothing is being done and the animal is deteriorating, continue contacting the agencies responsible for investigating; and
  • Take photos of the horses, over time, and document what you see. Be willing to go on record with a statement about the horse’s care or lack thereof.

As a farm owner or horse lover, consider locating an organization that helps with equine neglect and abuse cases in your area and find out how you can help. Help can range from financial donations, housing and care of surrendered horses, or even assistance with training officers unfamiliar with horses.

LOS ALAMITOS NEWS

There will be a Pick Six carryover of $37,876 Thursday at Los Alamitos. There is also a carryover of $7,815 in the Super High Five. The Pick Six begins in the third race Thursday. Post time is 1 p.m. and scheduled post time for the third is 1:58 p.m.

The Super High 5, a $1 minimum wager, which requires a player to correctly identify the first five finishers, will be offered – as usual – in the final race. Scheduled post time for Thursday’s eighth is 4:28 p.m.

Los Alamitos Thoroughbred Daily Results and Activity

Results

Sunday, December 9
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $16,000 $17,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Claiming – $8,000 $14,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $40,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 Allowance Optional Claiming – $40,000 $45,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $21,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Claiming – $32,000 $30,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $16,000 $17,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Allowance Optional Claiming – $20,000 $45,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 9 Claiming – $8,000 $14,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Thursday, December 13 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $21,000
Race 2 Maiden Special Weight $40,000
Race 3 Claiming – $8,000 $14,000
Race 4 Claiming – $8,000 $14,000
Race 5 Claiming – $6,250 $12,000
Race 6 Claiming – $10,000 $15,000
Race 7 Claiming – $16,000 $17,000
Race 8 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $15,000
Friday, December 14 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $8,000 $14,000
Race 2 Maiden Claiming – $50,000 $21,000
Race 3 Maiden Special Weight $40,000
Race 4 Allowance $55,000
Race 5 Maiden Special Weight $40,000
Race 6 Maiden Claiming – $30,000 $17,000
Race 7 Claiming – $16,000 $17,000
Race 8 Maiden Claiming – $20,000 $15,000

Turf Paradise Daily Results and Activity

Results

Sunday, December 9
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $10,000 $4,200 Overnight Overnight
Race 2 Mike Hastings Memorial S. $12,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 3 AQRA-Turf Paradise Open Quarter Horse Futurity $17,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 4 AQRA-Turf Paradise Open Quarter Horse Derby $15,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 5 Claiming – $8,500 $8,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 6 Maiden Optional Claiming – $30,000 $12,500 Overnight Overnight
Race 7 Claiming – $6,250 $9,000 Overnight Overnight
Race 8 Claiming – $6,250 $9,000 Overnight Overnight



Early Entries

Wednesday, December 12 Overnight
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Maiden Claiming – $8,000 $7,000
Race 2 Claiming – $3,000 $7,000
Race 3 Maiden Optional Claiming – $30,000 $12,500
Race 4 Claiming – $3,000 $7,000
Race 5 Claiming – $3,000 $7,000
Race 6 Allowance Optional Claiming – $25,000 $19,000
Race 7 Claiming – $4,000 $7,500
Race 8 Waiver Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $6,300

Final Entries

Tuesday, December 11
Race# Race Type Purse
Race 1 Claiming – $3,500 $7,000
Race 2 Claiming – $8,000 $9,500
Race 3 Maiden Optional Claiming – $30,000 $12,500
Race 4 Allowance Optional Claiming – $25,000 $19,000
Race 5 Claiming – $3,500 $7,000
Race 6 Claiming – $3,000 $7,000
Race 7 Starter Optional Claiming – $12,500 $12,500
Race 8 Maiden Claiming – $5,000 $6,300