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Horse Drowned at Northfield Park Racetrack; PETA Calls for Motion


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July 12, 2022

David Perle 202-483-7382

Northfield, Ohio – After a horse reportedly drowned within the infield pond at MGM Northfield Park on Monday, PETA despatched an pressing letter at this time to Dave Bianconi, the monitor’s director of racing, calling on him to droop racing till a fence is constructed across the infield.

“Northfield Park’s administration is incompetent and merciless for letting a horse drown,” says PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo. “It’s disgraceful that it hasn’t performed one thing so simple as construct a fence—which must be performed proper now, at this time.”

PETA—whose motto reads, partly, that “animals usually are not ours to make use of for leisure”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For extra data, please go to or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.

PETA’s letter to Bianconi follows.

July 12, 2022

Dave Bianconi

Govt Vice President of Racing & Simulcasting

MGM Northfield Park

Expensive Mr. Bianconi:

I’m writing on behalf of Individuals for the Moral Therapy of Animals U.S.—PETA entities have greater than 9 million members and supporters globally—after the current drowning of a horse following the second race on July 11 to request that you simply droop all racing till a fence is constructed across the infield at MGM Northfield Park.

It’s disgraceful that you simply haven’t performed one thing so simple as construct a fence across the infield to forestall horses from drowning, particularly as a horse, Creatine Star, practically misplaced his life there final 12 months. On the time of that incident, you have been quoted as saying, “We lately eliminated the vegetation across the pond and dredged it. This work was in preparation for enhancements to the drainage and to make the monitor safer. When development is full, we may have a barrier erected as a deterrent.”

However it seems that a correct barrier was by no means put in place. Now a horse is useless. We urge you to droop all racing instantly till you’ve got erected a fence or one other kind of efficient barrier. There could be no excuse for failing to take this easy motion.

Please, do the appropriate factor to guard horses.


Kathy Guillermo

Senior Vice President

Equine Issues Division

cc:       Scott Borgemenke, Chair, Ohio State Racing Fee




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