I think the racing industry needs to look into caring more about the horses they are producing instead of just breeding willy nilly to see if there is a chance a good horse will come along.
Just because the horse has a awesome pedigree with big name horses in it doesn't mean the horse will be as great as them.
Big Brown is one who springs to my mind. Impeccably bred, but that horse's feet are horrendous.
The industry should be focused on breeding animals not just for speed, but for stamina, good bone, and healthy feet.
I also believe if Barbaro had been held back another year or two, we wouldn't have seen that horrific break to his right hind.
I stopped watching live racing the year Ruffian had her awful injury. I couldn't take watching a horse break down like that again on live TV.
The last Triple Crown I watched was Secretariat's wins in 1973. I knew Affirmed was up to win it in 1978, but I couldn't make myself watch any of the races live.