The New York Times has published a scathing article about death and disarray at America’s horse racetracks. The new economics of horse racing are making an always-dangerous game even more so, as lax oversight puts animal and rider at risk. The numbers are startling and before you support racing read this article that will make you think twice.
After you read the article view this photo slideshow called, “The Most Dangerous Track.” NYT’s shows us insider photos from Ruidoso Downs, which had the nation’s highest rate of incidents in which horses broke down or showed signs of injury. It reveals the sad story of one jockey who was paralyzed from the neck down and a 2-year-old quarter horse named Teller All Gone who was euthanized and dumped in a junkyard next to an old toilet at Ruidoso, a short walk from where he had been sold at auction the previous year.
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