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Message started by bookies_original on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:30pm

Title: 134th Kentucky Derby
Post by bookies_original on May 3rd, 2008 at 8:30pm
ok i dropped the ball this year.
any predictions?
#
1 Cool Coal Man  20-1
2 Tale of Ekati 15-1
3 Anak Nakal 30-1
4 Court Vision 20-1
5 Eight Belles 15-1
6 Z Fortune 15-1
7 Big Truck 50-1
8 Visionaire 20-1
9 Pyro 6-1
10 Colonel John 4-1
11 Z Humor 30-1
12 Smooth Air 20-1
13 Bob Black Jack 20-1
14 Monba 15-1
15 Adriano 30-1
16 Denis of Cork 20-1
17 Cowboy Cal 20-1
18 Recapturetheglory 20-1
19 Gayego 15-1
20 Big Brown 20-1

Title: Re: 134th Kentucky Derby
Post by solodka on May 4th, 2008 at 12:39pm
I'll take Big Brown to win.

Title: Re: 134th Kentucky Derby
Post by bookies_original on May 4th, 2008 at 10:32pm
and yet another horseracing tragedy with the euthanization of eight belles
is this a cruel sport?
very heartbreaking for sure :(

Title: Re: 134th Kentucky Derby
Post by solodka on May 5th, 2008 at 9:55am
Very sad indeed!  I didn't watch it, but heard the news.   His trainer doesn't blame the sport at all though.:'(http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/horseracing/bal-derby050508,0,6957257.story

Title: Re: 134th Kentucky Derby
Post by mymeka on May 6th, 2008 at 4:52am
Being the owner of two wonderful and beautiful horses, I can not, nor will I ever, support horse racing.  

Lori

Title: Re: 134th Kentucky Derby
Post by bookies_original on May 6th, 2008 at 5:38am
i think i am tending to agree with you lori.  as a card carrying member of peta and seeing their stance on the "sport", i might have to revisit my affiliations with the thoroughbred racing industry.  

Title: Re: 134th Kentucky Derby
Post by solodka on May 6th, 2008 at 6:13am
"This didn't happen in the race," Jones said. "Horses in horse shows gallop faster than she was going. This is a kind sport to horses. I came out of rodeo -- and I'm not saying bad things about rodeo -- but there are other sports that are much harder on animals than racing. I'm proud to be a part of this game."

People race, horses race, dogs race, turtles race, cars race and so on and so on.  We haven't heard of too many incidences in horse racing.  Just a few.  There are many tracks and races throughout the year where there are no injuries.  I don't watch it, and I don't bet on it, but I don't mind it.  There are people who love to do and watch it.  Then again, I am a fur wearer too.  I'm just saying that we are never going to stop it.  There are a lot of things out there that are worse than horse racing.  Look at what people are making animals do!  For example having dogs or roosters, fighting to the death!  I think that is where we need to focus more of our energy.  

Again, not being argumentative, just speaking my mind.  What's left anyway!

Title: Re: 134th Kentucky Derby
Post by PIRATE on May 11th, 2008 at 10:37pm
i dont see much horse racing but that was so tragic, and has opened new doors which needed to be open reguarding drugging horses. it seems every sport is juicing etc. what happen to belles will hopefully improve the breeding and monitor the up bringing of these beautiful aniamals.

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