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@Mersha wrote:

I would not watch if you paid me.

 

I always feel so sorry for the life the poor horses must endure.


 

As a young 20 something, I attended the Preakness every year at Pilmilo, but in the infield mainly to party.  One year, we were invited back to the Paddock where the horses were kept because someone I worked with in the office, worked for one of the horse trainers as a part time thing. Let me say this to you...these horses live better than a lot of human beings. And this was just a temporary set up amd it was a long time ago before the animal rights people checked stuff out. These are very very expensive horses, specifically bred for racing. Their living quarters are unbelievable. Nowadays, these animals are treated like royalty. The only thing they are enduring is a life of luxury.

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I like to see the audience,the hats , the blue/green grass,sing songs  but not the race itself.🐴🐴🐴 

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Re: When is the Kentucky Derby run this weekend?

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TWENTY THREE (23!) deaths at Santa Anita in only THREE months, I refuse to watch any horse racing. Despicable. Disgusting.

Yes, I am angry.
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@bikerbabe wrote:
TWENTY THREE (23!) deaths at Santa Anita in only THREE months, I refuse to watch any horse racing. Despicable. Disgusting.

Yes, I am angry.

@bikerbabe.  Yes, I saw that. It seemed something happened there every day when I read the news. Horrible!!!

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@bikerbabe wrote:
TWENTY THREE (23!) deaths at Santa Anita in only THREE months, I refuse to watch any horse racing. Despicable. Disgusting.

Yes, I am angry.

That is awful!😢 I didn’t know this. 

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$2 to place....

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Re: When is the Kentucky Derby run this weekend?

My favorite part is the singing of My Old Kentucky Home.

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So did the stewards make the right call?

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Wow the winner was disqualified for something that happened during the race

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