Horse Racing

Horsefighting: A Sport I Didn't Know Existed That Mike Vick Probably Loves

2/19/08 in Horse Racing   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

I've got to be honest with all of you, I have a pretty good job. And one of the best things about it is I learn something new every day, because people are always doing ridiculous stuff in sports. And today is no exception.

With all the controversy surrounding Vick and dogfighting, and Aramis Ramirez, Pedro, and Juan Marichal in cockfighting, this only seems appropriate. Apparently there's horsefighting in the Philippines and, wait for it, China.

So you mean China - the same country that let's you throw live goats into a den a lions - is involved in horsefighting? Man, I am not surprised in the least shocked.

Anyway, if you're wondering how in the hell they get horses to fight, here's how it's done.

Though horses do not normally fight one another, these stallions had been whipped into a fighting frenzy by the presence of a young mare who was "in season" and had been staked to the ground in the middle of the muddy arena.

Overwhelmed by desire, the stallions attacked each other in a bid to defeat their sexual rivals.

Sounds like most of my Saturday nights, actually. Except for the woman being staked to the ground, of course.

Now you're probably saying to yourself, how in God's name can this be legal? That's a good question, and I can't give you the answer for China, but I can for the Philippines.

Horsefighting in the Philippines is..................illegal.

What? Yes, although horse-fighting is illegal in the Philippines, corruption and lack of enforcement ensure that the tournaments continue - and with apparent official sanction. Matches are featured on TV, and local businesses sponsor horses and tournaments. Local authorities also offer prize money.

So in other words, the equivalent of this would be Mike Vick having a dogfighting TV show here in the states, and having the judge from his case show up regularly to throw 10Gs down on Killer.

Corruption at its absolute finest, folks.

Just so you know, I'm seriously opposed to horsefighting. But not bearfighting. That would totally be worth watching.
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2/19/08   |   Boski93   |   375 respect

Now are we talking local TV news crews fighting bear or bear vs. bear. Now I am not for bear vs. bear, but when San Diego's Channel 4 news is duking it out with bears, then I am so in.