Ask For Investigation Into Mysterious Death of 5-year Old Racehorse At Churchill Downs!

  • by: SUE LEE
  • target: Ask For Investigation Into Mysterious Death of 5-year Old Racehorse At Churchill Downs!

Please sign and share this petition everywhere in an effort to demand answers and an investigation into the reasoning and cause of the death of racehorse 5-year-old Never Tell Lynda. This young mare was very healthy when entering the race that day and has people baffled over her sudden demise.

Shock struck everyone at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky recently when a racehorse died after a fall. Five year-old mare Never Tell Lynda was walking toward the paddock on the track when she reared, twisted and fell, hitting her head. Her trainer, Kenneth Wirth believes this freak fall and ultimate tragedy was due to the sound of a starting gate bell blaring on the track's new sound system that apparently startled Never Tell Lynda. She died before the first race of the day at the track.

Her trainer is completely heartbroken and states that she was startled by what Wirth thinks was the sound of a starting gate bell coming from a commercial on Churchill's massive new video board. The system includes 750 speakers."We teach horses to break from that," he said. "And you've got it on a loud speaker that everybody in a two-city block can hear. Well, what's she going to do? She thinks she's supposed to take off. And that's what she did. And when she did, she lunged and she lost her balance and went down." Wirth said the mare was being schooled, meaning she was not entered in the race but was doing a walk-through to prepare her for future races.            

Although Never Tell Lynda did not die as a result of the fall, she was suffering immensely and had to be euthanized by the veterinarian in order to ease her pain. This was an unfortunate accident involving a very young, very healthy mare with her whole racing life ahead of her. A necropsy will be performed on her and a thorough investigation needs to be completed to determine if the incident could have been prevented. Was the sound system way to loud at the time?

Please sign and share this petition everywhere in an effort to demand answers and an investigation into the reasoning and cause of the death of racehorse 5-year-old Never Tell Lynda. This young mare was very healthy when entering the race that day and has people baffled over her sudden demise.

Churchill Downs and Louisville Crime Investigators - You need to conduct a thorough investigation into the tragic accident and death of a perfectly healthy, young mare, Never Tell Lynda. You need to get some answers as to why this happened so that it does not occur again. Something went horribly wrong and cost the life of a beautiful, young animal with a promising life ahead of her. Why did this happen? How could it have been prevented? What can be done differently? Please continue to investigate and get appropriate answers in the name of Never Tell Lynda, her owners, trainers and all those her loved her!!

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