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More fatalities! What Now?   General Discussions

Started May-21 by RAESFAN; 2841 views.
Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

Sep-19

That's because people using BSFs were unable to cap tracks that aren't dirt.  Even beyer himself.  

Truth is, horses don't care that much what they run on.   If synthetic (not tapeta) they have to like it.   Otherwise, turf, dirt, tapeta.... horses can run on this stuff and not have to love every inch.   People put far too much on this surface stuff.  

TexSquared

From: TexSquared

Sep-19

I know... horses run on turf, beach sand, "dirt" (which is mostly sand with other stuff in the mix), wood chips, gravel roads (as in harness racing), etc.   But when the predominant surface we race on, statistically has significantly more fatalities than the other surfaces, doesn't that call for change?

What's more important -- keeping the speed figure guys happy, or killing fewer horses? 

(I can hear it now... "none of the above -- zero takeout"...)

  • Edited September 19, 2019 3:28 pm  by  TexSquared
Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

Sep-20

TexSquared said...

But when the predominant surface we race on, statistically has significantly more fatalities than the other surfaces, doesn't that call for change?

Yes, but the good ol' boys club that has controlled racing media for a long time, and many hard core gamblers who are their fanboys,  are not gonna go for that, which is why it hasn't changed.   I guess when they "age out" we might see some changes.  

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Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

Sep-20

Good news.

B. Wayne Hughes becomes the latest industry leader to join the Water Hay Oats Alliance (WHOA)
in support of The Horseracing Integrity Act (HR1754/S1820)
Wintertrian

From: Wintertrian

Sep-20

TexSquared said...

I know... horses run on turf, beach sand, "dirt" (which is mostly sand with other stuff in the mix), wood chips, gravel roads (as in harness racing), etc.   But when the predominant surface we race on, statistically has significantly more fatalities than the other surfaces, doesn't that call for change?

 Maybe I didn't word it correctly, but I was not disgreeing with you.  ;)   Quite the contrary.  
 

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