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TV Sad state of horse racing

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Blackie, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Blackie

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    A horse named "Justify" just pulled off a Triple Crown title, an extremely hard feat to accomplish. It only made people *yawn* as the circumstances surrounding the 3 wins required to achieve a triple crown title were not without controversy.

    Bad home video quality warning


    That was the race at the Belmont Stakes, one of the three legs required to win the crown. What you'll notice is the horse named "Restoring Hope" jockeyed by Geroux acts rather strangely. Restoring Hope is a second horse owned by the stables running Justify and the horse got off to a bad start. Typically when that happens you settle in and try to pick your openings and move up.

    Not on this day, he rushed to the front just behind Justify at full gallop, thus killing any chance of winning as the horse is winded far too early, and sits there acting like a linebacker. He boxed anyone approaching on the inside and moved outwards to stop passing on the outside, all while being the perfect wingman for Justify. At the end he forced all horses wide and handed Justify the win.

    Unsportsmanlike and not appreciated in this industry.

    The controversy runs a bit deeper. For whatever reason George Soros himself owns a company that is the "silent 3rd partner" for the stables that ran Justify. His company in the deal does not own nor run horses, they are interested in genetics and breeding rights only. People want to know why a globalist elite is involved with the genetics side of horse racing, it's never been a pasion of his.

    Am I the only one who feels slightly uncomfortable at the idea of a man possessed with global control and power being involved with the genetics side of elite horses?

    Anyway, the whole stink was bad for horse racing. If you want to have some fun and do something "different" head out to your local racetrack for a dinner. Don't have to bet, they tend to have good food to go with live racing and yes kids can come too, so long as you stay out of the kiosk area. Your local tracks will need your support if big events like this keep being yawned at due to this type of thing.
     
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