Protesters seek end of horseracing in Maryland
Some horseracing stakeholders in Maryland say racing is at a critical juncture. Some 50 protesters lined a sidewalk Saturday outside Pimlico Race Course ahead of the 148th Preakness Stakes. Many carried their message on signs, some chanted, "Take a stand, horse racing should be banned," and all held strong convictions that horseracing is cruel form of animal abuse that must end. They are calling on more transparency and keeping unfit horses out of competition and committing to making proper veterinary assessments in real-time to safeguard the wellbeing of the animals.