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    01-27-2008, 09:45 PM
  #1
Yearling
Racing good or bad?

Whats your opinion on Horse Racing?
     
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    01-27-2008, 09:52 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Horse racing itself isn't neccessarily bad, but I don't like how the horses are treated in the racing business. They are treated like property not animals and are broken early and have to undergo rigorous training schedules. If they aren't fast enough they are just thrown out. Racing wouldn't be as bad if it was done by true horse lovers and not those who are out to make a quick buck.
     
    01-27-2008, 09:54 PM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by mlkarel2010
Horse racing itself isn't neccessarily bad, but I don't like how the horses are treated in the racing business. They are treated like property not animals and are broken early and have to undergo rigorous training schedules. If they aren't fast enough they are just thrown out. Racing wouldn't be as bad if it was done by true horse lovers and not those who are out to make a quick buck.
Well said. I agree. You should hear some of the owners. They are so self centerd.

What is the purpose in racing 2 and 3 year olds anyway?
     
    01-27-2008, 09:55 PM
  #4
Showing
If I win lots of money I love it, if I lose I hate it I wish they could start the horses at a more mature age. I hate to see the 2 year olds run. But I guess its a short distance and the jockey is only allowed to weigh so much.
     
    01-27-2008, 09:59 PM
  #5
Showing
Guess I'm out to make a quick buck I have only been to a few horse races but have spent a lot of time in Lexington KY. I don't think those horses have it too bad. But that is the cream of the crop in horse racing.
     
    01-27-2008, 09:59 PM
  #6
tim
Weanling
Sometimes I think they run young horses because if they are successful, it's more time later that they can spend siring other racehorses and making their owners millionaires.
     
    01-27-2008, 10:00 PM
  #7
Green Broke
I really hate seeing all the tbs that are for sale or are rescused because they were abused or went lame or weren't fast enough. There's so many nowadays. Did anyone here about how people just abbandoned ex-race horses into the mountains?
     
    01-27-2008, 10:04 PM
  #8
Showing
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Originally Posted by mlkarel2010
I really hate seeing all the tbs that are for sale or are rescused because they were abused or went lame or weren't fast enough. There's so many nowadays. Did anyone here about how people just abbandoned ex-race horses into the mountains?
My mom sent me a newspaper clipping from Lexington about horses being let loose there. I don't recall if they were ex-racers. Pretty sad.
     
    01-27-2008, 10:07 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Yeah, I hate watching animal cops too. It's really sickening that people can't take care of their horses. It really drives me crazy because they can abuse their horse, but I can't even have a horse of my own.
     
    01-28-2008, 05:59 PM
  #10
Weanling
Honestly I don't think horse racing is that bad.

Its not like they aren't getting fed or anything and its not like we can save every animal in the world. What about the people that get abused by their parents I don't see anybody talking about them :roll:
     

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