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Two more horses have succumbed to injury at SA i four days. The spotlight is back! I've noticed that the track has been significantly slower since the "fix", so I thought that maybe the numbers would fall in line with "safer" tracks. What now? Maybe now we get to the point where we look at other contributing factors????
Euthanized from hip and shoulder injuries, how did those happen?
RAESFAN said...Maybe now we get to the point where we look at other contributing factors????
It's all cumulative if you ask me. They should be looking at *everything*.
Instead of blaming PETA.
I’ve been educated by you and others about Lasix and other meds, so I’m wondering if they will finally consider the possibility that there are other factors in conjunction with surface, that could be at play. As you said, “cumulative”!
Raes in this instance other factors should always be considered, but i have this gut feeling that in the case of SA, it really IS the track.
I don't think it was formulated correctly for *weather* or something.
What I find most puzzling is the kind of injuries. I remember when I was a less educated fan of the game, I became familiar with words like "sesamoid", "condylar", "suspensory ligaments", and "cannon bones". These were the common areas where injuries occurred. At SA recently I heard of one horse with a shoulder injury, another with a hip injury. One doctor said that the problem is that we don't have the technology available to properly diagnose pre-existing issues, and that most injuries come from over stress of certain body parts. If that's true, then how come an unraced three year old was one of the victims? The doctor was eager to volunteer that medications are not the likely culprits. Sounds like someone eager to exonerate the human actors in this mess.
Death #27 at Santa Anita -- Derby River --- euthanized.
Close the track already
The Thoroughbred-racing industry sends an estimated 10,000 horses to slaughter annually, meaning that half of the 20,000 new foals born each year will eventually be killed for their flesh. How do you feel about that? Maybe the entire sport should be shut down, why stop at Santa Anita?
GamblingMel said...How do you feel about that?
I've said many times how I feel. You are never here for those conversations because you only peek in during TC season. :)
I'll be glad to tell you, link you to my posts, or you can just ask the *regulars* here who know my sentiments---we talk about all kinds of stuff year round here. But not a conversation I'm wanting to have the day of the Belmont Stakes. Thanks.