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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-03-08 06:07 PM
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33. If Hillary hadn't picked that horse
It be in General Discussion. I think Horse Racing has passed its time. To me its no different than dog fighting with the number of horses that have to be killed every year. 800 horses get put down a year because of racing.
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  -Sad Kentucky Derby Jake3463  May-03-08 05:37 PM   #0 
  - I'm so sad...  mindfulNJ   May-03-08 05:39 PM   #1 
  - 8 Belles made it over the finish line..  Tellurian   May-03-08 05:41 PM   #3 
     - that's what makes it so heartbreaking...  mindfulNJ   May-03-08 05:47 PM   #8 
        - I know, all athletes human and animal  Tellurian   May-03-08 05:54 PM   #22 
  - She sure as hell wasn't giving up to Big Brown. Lots of heart.  havocmom   May-03-08 05:41 PM   #2 
  - "May her spirit run free"  TomInTib   May-03-08 05:49 PM   #12 
     - Poor as I grew up, Tom, I had friends with those trim ankled beauties  havocmom   May-03-08 07:15 PM   #69 
  - Bittersweet  ChazII   May-03-08 05:42 PM   #4 
  - I think horse racing needs to stop  IWantAnyDem   May-03-08 05:46 PM   #6 
     - I agree, it's barbaric  woolldog   May-03-08 05:48 PM   #11 
     - Woolldog is right.  progdog   May-03-08 05:54 PM   #21 
        - another dog!  woolldog   May-03-08 06:09 PM   #35 
     - It's a terrible practice...  NotThisTime   May-03-08 05:49 PM   #13 
     - Those horses live to run.  TomInTib   May-03-08 05:52 PM   #19 
        - That's exactly why racing is barbaric.  sparosnare   May-03-08 05:56 PM   #23 
        - EXACTLY!  NotThisTime   May-03-08 06:01 PM   #28 
        - Have you ever been around running stock?  TomInTib   May-03-08 06:29 PM   #55 
        - Hopefully this will call attention to it  democrattotheend   May-03-08 06:14 PM   #41 
        - You're right too.  progdog   May-03-08 05:57 PM   #25 
           - They sure are.  TomInTib   May-03-08 06:01 PM   #29 
              - I didn't know that.  progdog   May-03-08 06:07 PM   #34 
  - My gosh, the Metaphors are astounding!  IWantAnyDem   May-03-08 05:43 PM   #5 
  - How tragic.  sparosnare   May-03-08 05:46 PM   #7 
  - Disgusting. I like thoroughbred racing, but why kill her?  WinkyDink   May-03-08 05:47 PM   #9 
  - It was the best thing to do with two broken ankles.  sparosnare   May-03-08 05:48 PM   #10 
  - Couldn't she have had surgery?  democrattotheend   May-03-08 05:50 PM   #15 
  - Yes but the horse would not have been able to stand while healing -  sparosnare   May-03-08 05:53 PM   #20 
  - It's an iffy proposition with one broken leg. With two? Impossible.  fed_up_mother   May-03-08 06:13 PM   #38 
  - A friend who is a trauma orthopedic surgeon showed me the x-rays from Barbaro  chapel hill dem   May-03-08 06:18 PM   #47 
  - I think the reason is..  washingdem   May-03-08 06:40 PM   #60 
     - Yes, even if they have a lameness problem in the front legs..  Tellurian   May-03-08 07:19 PM   #73 
  - Yes  Jake3463   May-03-08 05:50 PM   #16 
  - In that situation, there is no alternative. nt  TomInTib   May-03-08 05:50 PM   #14 
  - Because it almost impossible for the horse to live afterwards ....  Botany   May-03-08 05:50 PM   #17 
  - That's what happened to Barbaro.  progdog   May-03-08 06:00 PM   #27 
     - There was big old Quarter Horse close to where we had some  Botany   May-03-08 06:03 PM   #31 
  - Horses can't survive long down on the ground.  LWolf   May-03-08 05:51 PM   #18 
     - They cannot live if they are lying down..  Tellurian   May-03-08 06:01 PM   #30 
     - Yes.  LWolf   May-03-08 06:18 PM   #46 
        - Horses lie down in their stalls at night..  Tellurian   May-03-08 06:56 PM   #63 
     - You're right. If a horse is down for a long time--even if he's uninjured--he will not get up again.  bklyncowgirl   May-03-08 06:28 PM   #54 
        - So True...  Tellurian   May-03-08 07:04 PM   #67 
  - I live in Louisville, and this is enough to make me join PETA!  Imagine My Surprise   May-03-08 05:56 PM   #24 
  - PETA won't help you..  Tellurian   May-03-08 06:07 PM   #32 
     - Does PETA protest horse racing?  democrattotheend   May-03-08 06:38 PM   #59 
        - yes, and rodeos and dog racing. nt  JoeIsOneOfUs   May-03-08 06:58 PM   #64 
  - This happens all the time , it's no surprise  Tribetime   May-03-08 05:58 PM   #26 
  - If Hillary hadn't picked that horse  Jake3463   May-03-08 06:07 PM   #33 
     - Yes I know, I agree seeing a bunch of millionaire getting their  Tribetime   May-03-08 06:11 PM   #36 
     - Those horses sell for  Jake3463   May-03-08 06:15 PM   #42 
     - Ridiculous..  Tellurian   May-03-08 06:16 PM   #43 
     - Horse Racing has been around since the beginning of time..  Tellurian   May-03-08 06:12 PM   #37 
     - I agree.  progdog   May-03-08 06:13 PM   #40 
        - I rode horse when I was younger  Jake3463   May-03-08 06:16 PM   #44 
        - Cutting horses are not thoroughbreds.. they're Quarter Horses..  Tellurian   May-03-08 06:19 PM   #48 
  - I'll think of Eight Belles each time  BeatleBoot   May-03-08 06:13 PM   #39 
  - That's, um, pretty sick.  Kristi1696   May-03-08 06:32 PM   #57 
  - How is this a "sport"?  Bright Eyes   May-03-08 06:17 PM   #45 
  - Its like Bull Fighting and Fox Hunting  Jake3463   May-03-08 06:21 PM   #49 
  - It's what they did before  Tellurian   May-03-08 06:26 PM   #52 
  - Why do you think Horses are the Sport of Kings?  Tellurian   May-03-08 06:24 PM   #50 
  - I agree  Raine   May-03-08 06:25 PM   #51 
     - Any sport is a competition for the strongest and the best..  Tellurian   May-03-08 06:27 PM   #53 
  - How do horses live in the wild?  Kristi1696   May-03-08 06:31 PM   #56 
  - Here you go  Jake3463   May-03-08 06:33 PM   #58 
  - Wild horses don't get wormed.  cornermouse   May-03-08 06:44 PM   #61 
  - There is something overly romantic  Jake3463   May-03-08 06:58 PM   #65 
  - Thoroughbreds aren't bred for long-term durability, and they're pushed too young  JoeIsOneOfUs   May-03-08 06:55 PM   #62 
     - Check out jake's wikipedia link above.  Kristi1696   May-03-08 07:03 PM   #66 
        - LOL  Jake3463   May-03-08 07:06 PM   # 
        - the wild ones out west are descended from domestic horses  JoeIsOneOfUs   May-03-08 07:16 PM   #70 
        - also - the ones in central Asia are a diff. species (Equus ferus vs. Equus caballus) nt  JoeIsOneOfUs   May-03-08 07:19 PM   #72 
  - very sad, tradgic...  bridgit   May-03-08 07:06 PM   #68 
  - Fucking disgusting, barbaric "sport." I'm so sickened by this, I don't have words.  Oregonian   May-03-08 07:16 PM   #71 
  - Locking  The Magistrate   May-03-08 07:20 PM   #74 
 

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