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Is Horse Racing Safe?

I would like to pose a question that has baffled me for a long time.
@35,000 thoroughbreds are bred every year to race. If you stopped racing and eliminated breeding all but a few for pleasure (very few as other breeds are better suited to riding, jumping etc.), is that better than breeding those 35,000 where the vast majority are treated better than most people in developing countries, even though a small percentage, probably <1%, will die in training or racing?
All opinions solicited.

August 10, 2009 at 9:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )