Monday, May 05, 2008

Update - PETA wants jockey suspended

Here's an update to this post. Of course PETA needs to get involved. They are always well-intentioned and always half-crazy.

From the AP -

NORFOLK, Va. (May 4) - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is seeking the suspension of Eight Belles' jockey after the filly had to be euthanized following her second-place finish in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

PETA faxed a letter Sunday to Kentucky's racing authority claiming the filly was "doubtlessly injured before the finish" and asked that Saez be suspended while Eight Belles' death is investigated.

The letter to the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority also sought a ban on whipping, limits on races and the age of racehorses, and a move to softer, artificial surfaces for all courses.

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