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Ft. Erie stalls for Second Start Thoroughbreds

Ft. Erie track offers barn, feed to needy horses

At the Fort Erie racetrack, where the distance to the Canadian slaughterhouse is frighteningly short, and where there are no laws or racetrack policies against slaughter, help for Thoroughbreds has recently risen up from the grooms, owners, trainers and racetrack officials themselves. With the season over at a facility that this year grappled with the sudden loss of its revenue-generating slot machines, the track family has stepped forward, offering a barn, feed, shavings and other donations to help horses whose race careers are over. For Alexis Kacho-Sinke, founder of Thoroughbred re-homing organization Second Start Thoroughbreds, tears come quickly these days […]