This Won't Excite Horse Enthusiasts
The Kentucky Derby is this weekend, which means once again it's time for pageantry and tradition....and people going nuts about how racehorses are treated poorly and bred in a dangerous fashion, etc., etc.
Well, right now, people going nuts are up 1-0 over pageantry and tradition, mainly because this morning a 2-year-old filly died at Churchill Downs after another horse collided with her during a training session.
Apparently Doctor Rap, a three-year old Colt, bucked his jockey then ran down the track right into Raspberry Miss. Both jockeys were fine, but Raspberry Miss was not, suffering multiple fractures and apparently dying of shock before vets could put her down.
I guess the one piece of good news is that no Kentucky Derby horses were involved in this.
Either way, let the debate begin again: Is forcing horses to race cruel?