I recently read a poll from the e-mail news letter that I recieve bi weekly (I think), and only 38% of Americans want to put a ban on horse racing :( . Exactly what is so thrilling about horse racing? This is something I have never understood, no will I ever understand. To me it's cruel, and inhumane. And than when the horse finishes up lame, off to slaughter they go. I probably wouldn't be as against it, if they stopped racing 2 yr olds, and than their trainers and owners wonder why they have soooo many leg issues. For me, I'd like to see it stop all together. If it actually took talent or something, again I wouldn't mind. But forcing horses to run as fast as they can to beat eachother? I understand that people have been doing this for generations, but surely they can train their horses to do something else. Again, I don't understand what is so thrilling about watching horses run against eachother at such a young age.