In 2015, Battuello confirmed 953 horses killed at the track.
“Every day we’re killing horses for $2 bets. Why do we still abide this in the 21st century?” activist Patrick Battuello said. “We’re so outraged about the Ringling Elephants and the Sea World Orcas, and rightfully so, but why not racehorses?”
"On average, 24 horses die each week at racetracks across America." -New York Times Magazine
Barbaro wins the 2006 Kentucky Derby. Two weeks later, the Preakness Stakes proved to be his final race. A broken leg would be the end of his career and eventually his life.
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