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rbarlo32 01-03-2011 08:45 AM

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.
Thank you
rbarlo32

horserider321 01-03-2011 09:53 AM

HORSE RACING - ALLIANCE FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS (A.F.A.R.)
(for number of horses that had died)

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

rbarlo32 01-03-2011 10:01 AM

thank you

sarahver 01-03-2011 10:03 AM

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.

http://www.horseforum.com/horse-bree...pinions-70152/

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!!

rbarlo32 01-03-2011 10:41 AM

Thank you for the link do you know the website you got the graphs from

sarahver 01-03-2011 10:49 AM

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.

Good luck!

sarahver 01-03-2011 10:51 AM

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.

rbarlo32 01-03-2011 12:24 PM

thank you

equiniphile 01-03-2011 12:29 PM

Oh wow, dido! We're doing persuasive essays and the topic I chose was the racing of two-year olds before their growth plates secure. Kind of hard to find info on, I labored for weeks finding sites! Here's some of them, to save you the time:

http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Animal+abuse (i referenced this definition in saying racing 18month olds could be considered an act of animal cruelty)
http://www.equinestudies.org/ranger_2008/ranger_piece_2008_pdf1.pdf
http://www.idausa.org/facts/racing.html
http://www.chai-online.org/en/compassion/entertainment_racing.htm
http://vip.vetsci.usyd.edu.au/contentUpload/content_2701/Reed.pdf
http://www.ker.com/library/advances/323.pdf
http://ultimatehorsesite.com/info/boneplateclosure.html
http://www.athletic-animals.com/feeding_growth.htm
http://www.womenandhorses.com/newsletter-2006january.html
http://www.trainermagazine.com/europe/news/36/27/Strengthening-Young-Thoroughbreds'-Limbs
http://www.equine.vetmed.lsu.edu/bucked%20shins.pdf

Good luck!

rbarlo32 01-03-2011 01:19 PM

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


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