Oklahoma Racetrack Adopts Anti-Slaughter Policy

Remington Park has adopted a policy that denies stall space to those who sell retired racehorses for slaughter.
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Remington Park, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has adopted a policy that denies stall space to anyone who sells retired racehorses for slaughter.

Vice-President of Operations Matt Vance said that Remington Park policy permanently revokes the stalls of trainers or owners found to have sold a horse for slaughter or to known kill-buyers. The policy also requires owners to carry out due diligence when purchasing horses and urges owners and trainers to support off-the-track Thoroughbred rescue and adoption, Vance said.

The policy reflects humane efforts already in place at the track, he said.

“We currently sponsor three retired Thoroughbreds at the Oklahoma Thoroughbred Retirement program,” Vance said

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Pat Raia is a veteran journalist who enjoys covering equine welfare, industry, and news. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her Tennessee Walking Horse, Sonny.

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