- Aug 19, 2003
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For those who would like to discuss the ethis of horse racing. Please feel free to do so on this thread!
I agree, all the horses look so fragile now and people think these are improvements in the breed? I didn't understand why they didn't put more focus on Eight Belles as well after the race was over. It just showed a horse down but didn't even say who unless I missed it at first.I not a big one to put my foot out, but me and my friend both believe something needs to happened. When Eight Belles went down, but they kept talking about Big brown, both of us said we wanted to hear more about her.
My friend bring up the point that she thinks the horses are being breed to thin, the legs can't handle the pressure. We haven't had a triple crown winner for some 30 years, and horses have been getting smaller and light for the last 20, does anyone else see the connection?? I love racing, and feel for the horses that go down. But when horses keep going down, and they're alot that aren't so mainstream, there must be something wrong.
I hate to ramble on but my point is that it may be impossible to change, but I think we need thinker horses. If you look back at past winners, from the 70's back, they look thicker than todays horse, don't they??
that's pretty much it, in a nutshell. i have always felt this way and today just reinforced my view. what's worse is that these people have so much money, they'll just bring another horse up and do it all over again.I also think a big part of the problem is the way they push these horses so much at such a young age. They start riding them as yearlings! They are still growing. Are their growth plates even closed by Kentucky Derby age?