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Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby, Phreakness and Belmont)

It's gonna be real exciting to see if the horse can pull it off.
Originally posted by boast:
Originally posted by dcsham:
Originally posted by boast:
horse racing is a form of animal cruelty

I would agree with you as it pertains to thoroughbred racing (which is what we all see on TV and is basically done at every rinky dink horse racing track across the country). These animals are bred with thin bones and huge muscles which are extremely fragile and not native to horses. Quarter horse racing is much different and is more of a true test of a magnificent animal running extremely fast in short bursts, much like was common for the wild stallions that were domesticated in the US.

But like stoney says, animal vs animal is not a sport.

all horse racing requires beating, over drugging, and over training to enhance performance.

Unfortunately reminds me of baseball
[ Edited by dcsham on May 20, 2012 at 6:30 PM ]
I don't really give a s**t about horseracing, but my co-worker not only picked him for the Kentucky Derby, again for Preakness, and won the trifecta at Preakness (picking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd), but bet on I'll Have Another to win the triple crown before either win. I think it's pretty stupid to bet on horseracing, so unfortunaIy I didn't put money on her suggestions.

I don't know exactly what she bet, but she said she's retiring if he does it.
If they removed the gambling part of horse racing, there would be no horse racing.
Originally posted by mug0mug:
I don't really give a s**t about horseracing, but my co-worker not only picked him for the Kentucky Derby, again for Preakness, and won the trifecta at Preakness (picking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd), but bet on I'll Have Another to win the triple crown before either win. I think it's pretty stupid to bet on horseracing, so unfortunaIy I didn't put money on her suggestions.

I don't know exactly what she bet, but she said she's retiring if he does it.

That's impressive. I've gambled a few times - lost every single time except once, when I won like $300.
On the futures betting I have seen I'll have another has opened up at Even money.
And for all you Jerks who think that Horse racing is over drugged they get tested way more than any Professional Athlete. The equivalent would be in baseball if after every Home Run or Win by a pitcher that they would have to Pee in a cup and be tested.
This is exciting, two down one to go.
Originally posted by boast:
all horse racing requires beating, over drugging, and over training to enhance performance.
So you're saying it is a sport.
Originally posted by 49erstrandedinclev:
And for all you Jerks who think that Horse racing is over drugged they get tested way more than any Professional Athlete. The equivalent would be in baseball if after every Home Run or Win by a pitcher that they would have to Pee in a cup and be tested.

So you're saying there is no drugging of any horse, what-so-ever, because they test them after every race?
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by 49erstrandedinclev:
And for all you Jerks who think that Horse racing is over drugged they get tested way more than any Professional Athlete. The equivalent would be in baseball if after every Home Run or Win by a pitcher that they would have to Pee in a cup and be tested.

So you're saying there is no drugging of any horse, what-so-ever, because they test them after every race?

I am saying that there is less drugging in horse racing than any other sport. People who are not involved in it are just listening to the PETA propaganda an organisation that is run by a bunch of people who are wanna be 60's hippies but missed there calling because there parents wouldn't let them out of the house.
Originally posted by 49erstrandedinclev:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by 49erstrandedinclev:
And for all you Jerks who think that Horse racing is over drugged they get tested way more than any Professional Athlete. The equivalent would be in baseball if after every Home Run or Win by a pitcher that they would have to Pee in a cup and be tested.

So you're saying there is no drugging of any horse, what-so-ever, because they test them after every race?

I am saying that there is less drugging in horse racing than any other sport. People who are not involved in it are just listening to the PETA propaganda an organisation that is run by a bunch of people who are wanna be 60's hippies but missed there calling because there parents wouldn't let them out of the house.

Wow.
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by 49erstrandedinclev:
And for all you Jerks who think that Horse racing is over drugged they get tested way more than any Professional Athlete. The equivalent would be in baseball if after every Home Run or Win by a pitcher that they would have to Pee in a cup and be tested.

So you're saying there is no drugging of any horse, what-so-ever, because they test them after every race?

There are always those people who cheat the system( no matter what the sport) but here in Australia competing horses are checked before races and place getters are checked after the race.
There is a strike system in place so the public isn't made aware of first strikes etc

I'm not saying there isn't drug abuse in the sport but the system is there to stop it.
The biggest problem in racing is corrupt Jockeys and trainers.
Originally posted by Aussie49ah:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by 49erstrandedinclev:
And for all you Jerks who think that Horse racing is over drugged they get tested way more than any Professional Athlete. The equivalent would be in baseball if after every Home Run or Win by a pitcher that they would have to Pee in a cup and be tested.

So you're saying there is no drugging of any horse, what-so-ever, because they test them after every race?

There are always those people who cheat the system( no matter what the sport) but here in Australia competing horses are checked before races and place getters are checked after the race.
There is a strike system in place so the public isn't made aware of first strikes etc

I'm not saying there isn't drug abuse in the sport but the system is there to stop it.
The biggest problem in racing is corrupt Jockeys and trainers.

Where there is money and humans are involved there will always be someone trying to cheat the system. There are bad eggs trying to do this wether it is big business, Football, or horse racing. I think the horse racing industry has taken a lot more steps to clean the corruption up in there game than most professionals sports or business organizations.
Originally posted by 49erstrandedinclev:
Originally posted by Aussie49ah:
Originally posted by StOnEy333:
Originally posted by 49erstrandedinclev:
And for all you Jerks who think that Horse racing is over drugged they get tested way more than any Professional Athlete. The equivalent would be in baseball if after every Home Run or Win by a pitcher that they would have to Pee in a cup and be tested.

So you're saying there is no drugging of any horse, what-so-ever, because they test them after every race?

There are always those people who cheat the system( no matter what the sport) but here in Australia competing horses are checked before races and place getters are checked after the race.
There is a strike system in place so the public isn't made aware of first strikes etc

I'm not saying there isn't drug abuse in the sport but the system is there to stop it.
The biggest problem in racing is corrupt Jockeys and trainers.

Where there is money and humans are involved there will always be someone trying to cheat the system. There are bad eggs trying to do this wether it is big business, Football, or horse racing. I think the horse racing industry has taken a lot more steps to clean the corruption up in there game than most professionals sports or business organizations.

No doubt the sport has cleaned up from what it was, I think all racing has ( some would argue that harness racing is still very corrupt tho)
It's a shame really because there are a lot of hard working people in the industry, you don't produce a winner overnight and if your not involved there alot of minute details that people
Don't see.
Look at black caviar in Australia, it takes a week to recover after each race, needs to be constantly moving before a race ( doesn't stay in the stable on a racecourse), yes it has unbelievable talent but it doesn't win because of that alone.

Black caviars full brother is an absolute donkey....