I am a videographer in Portland, Oregon with a love for all things horses. Originally from Minnesota, my childhood was spent on racetracks across the Midwest. I am currently training my dream horse with hopes of excelling at dressage and Parelli. I have a Cairn Terrier, Ellie, and an old cat named Winston. I am fortunate to have a pretty nice boyfriend who understands and supports my love of horses. My blog helps keep a record of my successes and failures and helps friends and family enjoy the journey with me.
No doubt if we watch the Kentucky Derby this weekend, we will see trainer Steve Asmussen mugging for the cameras. I hate this guy. He is a trainer with a long track record of drugging horses, once convicted of giving a dose of some drug 750 times the legal limit. He was suspended for 6 months in 2006 for using Mepicicaine which numbs the pain in horses too sore to even walk. He trained "Curlin" and he wins more than any other trainer at the tracks. I wish for once the media would ask some tough questions to racing stewards and track officials and get this guy banned from horse racing instead of treating him like some kind of a hero. He has two horses running in this Kentucky Derby...Pyro and Z Fortune. If you read this article, I think it is evident the horses are lame or injured and he still plans to run them, probably heavily drugged. This guy makes me sick. Of course he is not the only trainer with a history of drugging horses. There are plenty of cheaters among the pack. Hopefully Pyro and Z Fortune don't break down on Saturday and if they do, maybe the public will quit turning a blind eye to these trainers who clearly cheat and neglect horses under their care.