Irish Spring the Horse Died Due to Racing Injuries - End Horse Racing Now!

  • by: Care2 Team
  • recipient: California Horse Racing Board
Irish Spring was a beautiful 3-year-old bay colt (brown male) horse. Until he tragically died from injuries sustained during a cruel horse race at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, in California.

Sign the petition to end horse racing at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for good!

Irish Spring went down during a race and took another horse and jockey down with him. It's not clear what exactly happened. But we do know that these horses are pushed to and beyond their physical limits, all for sport. Not only that, but a lot of people are making a great deal of money off the backs of horses like Irish Spring. They are beat to go faster and harder than they should.

It's cruel the way the horse racing industry uses and abused these animals. They are often injured or killed while being forced to race. And often humans are injured or killed in the process. The whole thing is just gross and dangerous and barbaric. We really shouldn't allow this kind of thing in civil society. 

In fact, another horse died on this very track just two weeks before Irish Spring. Bobby Abu Dabi died after jockey Victor Espinoza fell during a workout at Del Mar.

Please sign my petition asking the California Horse Racing Board to shut down racing at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

*photo credit Jeff Griffith*
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