Fleet But Fatally Fragile

Number 23033
Subject Animals
Source Express-News (San Antonio, Texas)
State TX
Year 2006
Publication Date 05/21/2006; 07/02/2006
Summary After witnessing a horse pull up lame while at the racetrack, reporter John Tedesco overheard a security guard noting that the horse would likely be "put down." Spurred by this, Tedesco researched how often racehorses suffer this tragic fate, and discovered more than just statistics. The story details how "performance-enhancing medications, both legal and illegal, are routinely administered to the majestic animals."
Category Contest Entry
Pages 18
Keywords Barbaro; horse injuries; Retama Park; Miss Pretty Promises; horse fatality figures; racehorses
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