Santa Anita

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  1. Amarea

    Amarea Senior Member

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    You and me both. Be glad you didn’t accidentally watch the video. To see her rear with her legs like that made my stomach completely turn. I have never in my life seen something like that on a horse.
     
  2. GotaDunQH

    GotaDunQH Senior Member

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    I saw the vid too......:bawling:
     
  3. bellalou

    bellalou Senior Member

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    Omg. I couldn't watch the vid but made the mistake of clicking on the pic. I'm a pretty tough woman but that gutted me.
     
  4. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    ...but it has nothing to do with the track...

    It is horrifying that so many horses die there every year...that it is considered "normal".
     
  5. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    I saw something similar after a steeple chase live as a kid. Still haunts me today..
     
  6. Copper17

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    Just saw a video today of a horse named Sir Eric who snapped his leg during steeplechase in england. Horrific to watch
     
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  7. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    I read yesterday about how they checked out the footing and it seemed sound. I've no idea why this has happened. I do know the breeding scenario is remiss on avoiding the glass leg lines and even intensely breeding them as they're also high speed bloodlines. It's probably a perfect storm of the weather, the horse's bloodlines themselves. Bloodlines do matter and it's not just Santa Anita, it's just looking that way due to weather IMO.

    There's a few things that'll have to change. No lasix etc and any meds. That's my opinion. If they want to eliminate Thoroughbreds, just go after the racing industry. These horses love to run, it really is in their blood, but measures need to be taken.

    Tell me these guys don't love to run..

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  8. slc

    slc Senior Member

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    They love to run, but they need good footing and to start racing at 3, not 2. And a lot of them should not be allowed to run because the are built poorly. A friend told me that due to electronic betting a lot of horses are racing that should not be racing.
     
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  9. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    There's a lot of "tracks" that aren't conventional tracks. The racing industry is going to go through major changes, deservedly.
     
  10. Copper17

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    All I can say is good
     

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