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Update 3676: My previous employer, Clear Admit, wrote this nice update on me: Clear Admit Staff Update: Alex Brown Works to Combat Horse Slaughter.
Update 3675: This is a fantastic development: Suffolk Downs begins zero-tolerance slaughter policy, excerpt:
Elliott said the plan has the complete backing of Richard Fields, the real estate and casino developer who purchased a controlling interest in Suffolk Downs last year.
"If a horse goes from here to the slaughterhouse, that's completely unacceptable," Elliott said. "That trainer won't be here. I don't think that's anybody we'd want to have around. Mr. Fields is a strong believer in retirement idea. He's a big backer of it. The two are incompatible."
Update 3674: The Hollywood Gold Cup loses the favorite: Heatseeker out of Gold Cup.
Prominent owner Maggi Moss will defend Steve Asmussen: Owner Moss to Defend Trainer Asmussen.
Update 3673: Another early start here at Woodbine (5 am track opening) and early finish. I had seven sets, and all went nicely. Easy gallops. Woodbine is very busy racing over the next few days but we are oddly light on runners. I guess its nice to take a little break. A couple of people congratulated me on the Bloodhorse Q and A yesterday, which was nice. Nice to know that it has been read a little bit. Jen, who has supported this work, and also happens to run a great blog on Canadian racing highlighted the Q and A in her entry today: ACROSS THE LAND. Also noted on Jen's blog is the unusual fundraiser Woodbine put on for LongRun last week in association with the Queen's Plate. Very creative.
Update 3672: The marquee race this weekend is the Hollywood Gold Cup. We have Student Council in the race, which also features Perfect Drift and Tiago: Heatseeker, Tiago rematch highlights Hollywood Gold Cup.
The hearing is set: Date Set for Hearing in Asmussen Case.
Please keep calling and writing.
For Canadians: Canadian Horse Defense Coalition Call to Action.