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post #41 of 43 Old 05-11-2013, 01:15 AM Thread Starter
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Got a question for you Foxhunter too, in UK/IRE do the horses start racing 2 years old like here in the U.S. Or do they start older. Honestly the only problem, and it's not a problem the bugs me a ton, but I don't like that horses are started racing at 2 it's a little young and I think yall mentioned this in pervious posts.

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post #42 of 43 Old 05-11-2013, 01:54 AM
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change takes time in any sport. To generalize that the US racing industry does not care, is insulting. I guess there is no animal abuse or issues regarding racing in other countries. (ya right)
And I don't believe in PETA,.
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Got a question for you Foxhunter too, in UK/IRE do the horses start racing 2 years old like here in the U.S. Or do they start older. Honestly the only problem, and it's not a problem the bugs me a ton, but I don't like that horses are started racing at 2 it's a little young and I think yall mentioned this in pervious posts.

Yes, 2 year old horses race in the UK. They are broken as long yearlings. I am not a fan of racing so young but, 2 year old races do not start until April/May times.
The fact that racing in the UK is on grass makes a big difference as it is more giving than an artificial surface. Courses are watered if the weather is dry (fat chance in recent years) and most are land drained to take excess water.

The other big difference is that two year old horses generally have far fewer starts then in the US.

I will say that I find in hard to not think that many (obviously not all) Americans are hypocritical in that they think nothing of working 2 year old horses for the show ring where they are made to move at ridiculously slow paces which is very unnatural, for WP classes yet think racing is so bad.

Laws over animal welfare are far stricter in the UK and generally adhered to.

Majority of racehorses have a good life. A lot of money is involved and what the average horseman does not realise is just how much of that money is put into equine research which benefits all horse owners.
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