I don't gamble or go to the horse races but I love watching them race. This is the highlight of the horse racing world. The was one of the closest in its history.
+1 I'm having a very good day.Take $20 down to the track, bet $2 a race.
Lots of fun. It has a been a few years.
Watch Let It Ride, excellent movie.
It is amusing but that is part of their breeding and they just instinctively run and race. Some horses just can't stand to have another horse in front of them and the jockey has to actually hold them back or they would run out of steam before the end of the race.+1 I'm having a very good day.
3) I found it both amusing and interesting that a number of those horses who had lost their riders just kept going. And indeed were competing favourably. I think a riderless horse came in 5th. And considering the size of the field, that's pretty impressive. What was funny was the manner in which one of the horses continued to jump and then towards the last bit just trotted around the hedge. I guess even horses can think "What am I busting my balls for?". Still, when the chase is on, horses love to run with other horses.
Same can be said for some equestrian stables too.A guy I know used to own race horses...he still owns an equestrian school and stable. There’s a lot of ugliness behind the scenes of horse racing that he’s told me about that taints it for me.
I agree. I used to live in horse racing country and have been at a number of stables and boarding places. The profit game, prestige game can make some horse people forget about the beauty of these wonderful animals.Same can be said for some equestrian stables too.
My grand-daughter had a part time job at one and became really disillusioned during her time there.