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post #1 of 12 Old 01-03-2011, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Question Help writing an essay on horse racing

So for my english class I am writing an essay on wether horse racing in good or bad but I can't find much information so please can you find website for the following information:
  • Economic benefits of horse racing
  • The number of horses killed/died or injured during training, racing or after a race.
  • Impact on the horse both mentally and physically
  • Cost of breeding/producing winners
  • The nuumber of horses slaughted each year because they didn;t make the grade or where too old.
  • Any other point to argue either for horse racing or against (I need some more points for)
I don't want personal opinions or to start any arguements I just need links with information to put into my essay.
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post #2 of 12 Old 01-03-2011, 09:53 AM
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(for number of horses that had died)

All I could find was how many horses died. Hope this helps!

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post #3 of 12 Old 01-03-2011, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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post #4 of 12 Old 01-03-2011, 10:03 AM
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I just did an entire thread on this exact topic, you are welcome to go through it and use all of my sources. All the main points I made are referenced so you should be able to get the information easily and quickly.

The racing industry - Opinions?

This topic is one close to my heart!

Just a tip for writing such essays, try to always reference the source from which the information came from originally, so that you can be sure to be accurate I.e. Don't just reference this thread and use all the information from it. I have absolutely no problem with you using all the information but I would hate for you to take what I said for granted - always check your sources!!

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Thank you for the link do you know the website you got the graphs from
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Yep, they were from the Jockey club website.

I didn't mean to sound overbearing when I mentioned quoting the original source but a lot of the things I wrote are heavily coloured by my own opinion and experiences and I would hate for that to influence someone elses opinion!

There is another article that I used that you can find later in the thread (in the last couple of pages I think) that you may also find useful which was a study into the causes and frequency of injuries to racehorses.

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post #7 of 12 Old 01-03-2011, 10:51 AM
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Oh and one last word - I would be very careful NOT to use any material provided by animal rights websites. I am sure they have good intentions but the information is usually inaccurate and biased.

Look for good, factual sources from reputable publications and/or websites.

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thank you you both have probably saved me hours of surfing through pointless websites
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