This topic might not be as joyful as my others, but I do believe this shouldn’t be glanced at and ignored. Santa Anita ended it’s winter season a couple of days ago with 30 horses dead from racing or training, officially. Multiple organizations against the industry stood up, and rallies were made. Not only that, but social media has a huge factor in all of this. It may be too early to talk Breeder’s Cup potential horses, but it’s not too late to think about the consequences this industry will face if the Championship races are held at Santa Anita this year, like it was planned for.
The Breeder’s Cup is said to be hosting a board meeting later in the week to talk about these issues, and I really hope they don’t take it lightly. Wether you’re in it for the money, the parties, or like me, for the love of the horses, this industry does not have solid foundation if Santa Anita or any other track continues to lose horses faster than the normal rate. I love these horses as much as everybody else does, and I would hate for any tragedy to happen while it’s broadcasted around the world. I’m not saying what happened is okay, but I’m also not saying that this industry is the safest. Despite the rules and regulations made after the deaths, I do not believe whatever happened on that track was just the soil. The Breeder’s Cup has a higher advantage, and if they choose to switch tracks and head back to Churchill Downs, it can set off discussions regarding the welfare for the animals. We ask so much of these horses, without realizing it, so why can’t we do just as much for them as they do for us?
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