Horse Poisoning Alarms Venezuela's Racing Industry
In this Aug. 26, 2014 photo, Rio Negro a thoroughbred horse calls for food at his stable at La Rinconada racetrack in Caracas, Venezuela. Rio Negro was the rising star of Venezuela's racing season, but now this rail-thin, wart-riddled race horse is fighting for his life. Police don’t know who injected “Rio Negro” with an overdose of powerful steroids, but there can be no doubt the perpetrator’s intention: to knock the thoroughbred out of competition on the eve of an important derby he was favored to win. Fernando Llano / AP
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