Saturday, June 23, 2007

This Horse Died in a European Slaughterhouse

Surfing around the net the other day, I stumbled across this video of Exceller's 1978 Jockey Club Gold Cup, in which he defeated TWO Triple Crown champions, Affirmed and Seattle Slew. Exceller was a horse of enormous class and stellar breeding, and the way he died was a disgrace to the entire industry.

Read more about horse slaughter here and here.


Blogger hoofstep said...

My name is Liz Lundberg. I am a retired jockey currently residing near Mountaineer Racetrack. I still exercise horses but no longer ride races. You can check out my profile and see that I am not a spammer spamming your blog. I created a website in '05 and am just beginning to have tht time to focus on it. The subject is social networking for racetrackers (and the public.) I'm wondering if you would be interested in participating in some way. AS it is, I am going to place a link to the horse racing google group on my site so that people can get more information.

BTW, what happened with Terry Houghton? Let me say that his old stomping grounds, DRC, was about as crooked a place as there ever was. One rider told me that on closing day he was told "you can't win this race, buddy.." so he didn't.

And once I rode a hit horse there and Terry claimed foul on me. I was never near him; they had to dissallow it. The only place I bothered anyone was at the Windows.

I'm sure you have lots of great stories and thoughts to offer. If nothing else I encourage you to continue with this BLOG. If you live in Tampa maybe you took a seasonal hiatus, but it's time to get back in the tack and do some more contributing to the way racing really is.

I sure hope you get this. And I hope you have a look at my home pag: and maybe write back to me.

Best Wishes,

Liz Lundberg

6:23 AM  

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