A filthy, malnourished mare—identified as an American Thoroughbred named My Elusive Dream—was moments away from entering the largest horse slaughterhouse in South Korea when a team of PETA investigators stopped the truck and rescued her. Now she’s living the dream.
What Happened to Former Racehorse My Elusive Dream?
My Elusive Dream, who had raced at top tracks before being used as a breeding machine in the U.S., was sold at a Keeneland auction in Kentucky, shipped overseas to South Korea, and again bred repeatedly. Since she had been deemed no longer profitable, her owners sold her to a meat buyer. Slaughter is the most common outcome for horses discarded by the racing industry in South Korea.
Now she’s receiving food, affection, and veterinary care at a sanctuary in that country, and PETA will fly her back to the U.S. She’ll live out her years in comfort and safety at Adena Springs, the Florida farm of The Stronach Group—a racetrack conglomerate that owned My Elusive Dream’s father, El Prado. The Stronach Group teamed up with us to call for a ban on the sale of North American Thoroughbreds to South Korean racing interests following our 2019 investigation that uncovered the widespread slaughter of racehorses and their offspring.
How YOU Can Help Horses
Please join us in demanding that Keeneland stop dooming hundreds of American horses to death every year. This auction house needs to immediately prohibit the sale of racehorses to South Korea until these animals are guaranteed a safe retirement there.