One horse dead, a jockey in hospital. There’s a happy sweepstake thread where one poster raised concern about the welfare of racehorses, with the response she start a separate thread.
I rode from age 11 to late 50’s when RA made it both difficult and probably unwise. My favourite horse for the last five years was a ‘failed’ racehorse, a large, rangey, beautiful red coat, gentle soul, with great speed.
I have struggled with the National for years. Never joined sweepstakes. I watched today for the first time in years. I was distressed by what I saw as excessive use of the whip. The final stage, those horses were running their hearts out. Why whip? I’d ban the whip. No one beats children or dogs anymore, why horses ?
Yes I know some children and dogs are beaten - but by psychopaths or immensely cruel, stupid people.
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