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Death and Disarray at America's Racetracks

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    Posted: 19 Jun 2020 at 5:32pm
https://youtu.be/86XGhbhwTwo

This Video Broke my heart and pissed me off

As most of us that play this game LOVE the sport in RL. But even more then the love of the sport of kings, I love the horses. The greatest athletes we as human will ever see.

And this video points to the greed and lack of compassion more then I realized is going on.

Please watch! its on YOUTUBE   
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This video broke my heart. What I noticed was that all the races were on the Flat. As a fan of jump racing, which is of course higher risk than Flat racing, I find this very disturbing. British racing has done really well in reducing the number of injuries during the past few years, both on the Flat and over jumps. This has been due to increased veterinary inspections amongst other things. Perhaps the USA should take a look.
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Drugs are a problem-- I wonder how much "inbreeding" has to do with breakdowns as well?
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  Quote ukwoman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jun 2020 at 9:23pm
Not just the horses, but the jockeys also risk their lives. I noticed that all the races were also on the dirt, which is considered to be a more dangerous surface. We don’t have that here, just turf and poly and just turf for jumpers. Although jumping is more risky, I can remember more horses being fatallly injured between jumps rather than from falling in recent years, notably Sir Eric in last year’s Triumph Hurdle (broke down at a hurdle without falling), Starchitect (leg broke when in a clear lead at Cheltenham with no more fences to jump) and Many Clouds (Grand National winner, who won the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham then collapsed and died from a broken blood vessel - he was my favoutire horse!)
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