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Flat racing controversy.. Is this cruel??

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  • Flat racing controversy.. Is this cruel??

    https://www.npr.org/2019/07/10/74037...0fapQCaK38XEkQ
    Last edited by Sansena; Jul. 11, 2019, 08:13 PM.

  • #2
    Asking for such a huge effort to end up as tail-draggin' as they were once the race was over could be seen as cruel.

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    • #3
      One runner looked especially deflated by the race’s end.
      Last edited by yaya; Jul. 11, 2019, 10:15 PM.

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      • #4
        Did the one at the end of the post parade look lame to anyone else as he was heading to the gate?
        Don't fall for a girl who fell for a horse just to be number two in her world... ~EFO

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        • #5
          Why did this have to start after I left the area? I so would be there and in the winners circle.

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          • #6
            It's only cruel if they fall.
            It has to be hard as hell to get back up other that giant head and tiny arms!!

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            • #7
              I did a 5k in October last year and a few people wore those costumes. They went around trying to scare small children before the race. It was a riot!
              "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in a confederacy against him."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Palm Beach View Post
                I did a 5k in October last year and a few people wore those costumes. They went around trying to scare small children before the race. It was a riot!
                That would scare big children!

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                • #9
                  Silly question, of course it's cruel.
                  Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

                  Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.

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                  • #10
                    But are they allowed raceday Lasix?

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                    • #11
                      Oh, that made me laugh.
                      www.laurienberenson.com

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                      • #12
                        NOT cruel at all!
                        OTOH, prepares them for outrunning the meteor that will obliterate their species!
                        *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
                        Steppin' Out 1988-2004
                        Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
                        Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015

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                        • #13
                          So that's how they were driven to extinction.

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                          • #14
                            Not cruel.
                            Statistically low incidence of foreleg injury in these races.

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