Only a few would not agree. Saratoga Springs had 13 racehorse deaths so far this year.
Thursday, the Albany (NY) Times Union ran an article entitled “What football and horse racing have in common” – football injuries, racehorse deaths (prompted, of course, by the current batch of kills at Saratoga). Inane, sure. But so very dangerous, too. First – and I can’t believe this needs repeating – the obvious (from our website):
If horseracing is a sport, then that word must be redefined, for the competitive racing of horses resembles no other accepted sport on the planet:
In what other sport are the bodies of adolescent athletes pounded into the ground?
In what other sport are the athletes typically kept confined/isolated 23 hours a day?
In what other sport are the athletes condemned to a life as (literal) chattel?
In what other sport are the athletes drugged and doped without consent?
In what other sport are the athletes whipped for motivation?
In what other sport…
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