Friday, January 29, 2010

Michael Gill: not a winner

There is a whole lot of talk going on about Michael Gill, an apparently infamous trainer based mostly out of Penn National Race Track. I thought his name sounded familiar and so I did a bit of research, and it turns out he owned Lucy before she was retired.

He is infamous and strongly disliked by the majority because of his poor record with horses dying under his care. It seems that perfectly sound, healthy, and successful race horses are bought by him and then the next thing you know, they're going 40mph down the back stretch on a broken leg. Apparently he has shipped significant amounts of horses directly to Canada on slaughter trucks from his farm, to avoid gaining unwanted attention by going through auctions.

Somehow Lucy managed to get out of there before she broke down and/or was shipped off to the slaughterhouse. Lucky girl.

Here's the COTH thread.

Here's where it says Lucy belonged to him.


  1. Man, Lucy is one lucky lucky girl that she got away from HIM and ended up with you.

  2. That is so scary! Good thing she made it out of his care and into yours!

  3. I think she much prefers being a princess pony over a race machine, anyway :)


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