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[RC] sick to my stomach - Tx Trigger

When money enters the picture, it becomes more than lust for fame and glory.
It becomes greed.  Horses who participate in sports that win money are often
thought of as needing to earn their keep. And with that, I think owners and
trainers are often blinded by what is best for the horse, and keep looking
at the dollar signs.  Now I am sure the owners of Eight Belles loved their
horse...or at least thought they did. And it is a tragic loss. But I wonder
if this incident will stop them from racing others. My guess is it won't.
They see no problem with asking young, not fully developed horses to race as
fast as they can.


Truman Prevatt wrote:
In any horse sport it's human lust for fame and glory that our horses pay
the price for, be it in trying to win the Derby, win a 50 or 100 mile
endurance ride, win the Rolex (a horse died at the Rolex last week - he
flipped when the caught a leg going up for a jump) or just showing off, No
horse sport is free of that. Our horses would just as soon be in the field
munching on grass.<<<<


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