horse racing


V.25 No.24 | 06/16/2016

Event Horizon

Off to the Races

Saturday, Jun 25: Grand Opening

The grand re-opening of the newest Grandstand in New Mexico.
V.22 No.12 | 3/21/2013
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Rowdy’s Dream Blog #287: At the Horse Races.

I am riding in the back of a pickup. I slide around with every turn. We arrive at the downs. My dad reads the racing-form rock. He is certain that our four horses will win. I sit in the bleachers with a tall, young couple wearing red Vicars shirts. They project symbols on the scoreboard. The girl playfully draws stitches on my neck with a sharpie. I feel it squeaking on my skin.

V.21 No.23 |

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The Daily Word in investigating Syria, Walgreens robberies, Prince and Lionel Richie

The Daily Word

U.N. reaches site of Syrian massacre to investigate killings.

Police say 14-year-olds in Rio Rancho robbed the same Walgreens twice armed with a bat and a pellet gun.

Supreme Court's approval rating is below 50 percent.

Possibly the greatest blog post ever on '80s celebrity fashion.

Fourteen dismembered corpses found in a truck in northern Mexico.

Cops say ICE agent pulled over on San Mateo was driving erratically and had been drinking.

The 34-year streak of horse racing not having a Triple Crown winner will continue as I'll Have Another is scratched from the Belmont.

Norway is setting up a psych ward in one of its prisons in case mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik is labeled insane.

California man tries to sell bear cubs at a gas station, says he shot their mom in self defense on his property.

And now ... animal photo bombing!

V.21 No.17 | 4/26/2012
A horse named Stretch just after he arrived at Four Corners Equine Rescue
Courtesy of Debbie Coburn

News

Help for horses

By now you’ve read the New York Times article on the ills of the horse-racing industry nationwide. The report spotlights New Mexico has having some of the worst rates of illegal drugging and injuries to steeds and jockeys alike. In this week’s news section, Christie Chisholm spotlights animal rights activists, who, in the aftermath of the exposé, are trying to help.

A horse named Stretch just after he arrived at Four Corners Equine Rescue
Courtesy of Debbie Coburn

News Feature

Spurring Change

The aftermath of the NY Times horse-racing exposé

The thing that hooked Debbie Coburn into nonprofit horse care: a 50,000-horse-long pee line. That’s the odd name for a controversial practice. Coburn explains that pregnant mares excrete a hormone in their urine that can be readily absorbed by humans. “There are pharmaceutical companies who buy the urine from farmers who collect it,” she says. The companies extract the hormone from PMU (pregnant mare urine) and put it in hormone replacement therapy drugs.

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