America, is this what is to pass for sport – for entertainment – in 2015?
Yesterday on our horseracing tracks (from Equibase):
At Gulfstream, 4-year-old Valid Concept “lacked response, bled while racing.”
At Indiana, 5-year-old Dorothys Doll (who won) – “determined run, bled.”
At Keeneland, 4-year-old Cannon Luke – “folded up, bled.” (In the race before this one, Cannon Luke finished last of 12, 24+ lengths back.)
At Santa Anita, 4-year-old Johns Journey, “fell back…weakened…returned bleeding in the mouth.” (In the two races prior to this one, Johns Journey was a last of 9, and a “struck the rail” DNF.)
All, while being whipped. This is horseracing.