Today I placed a bet on a horse race. It was only $5 but there were two horses involved in that bet. I watched the horses parade in the ring before being lead out to the track and was in awe of their majestic beauty. They both had facial markings which I think makes them look extra gorgeous.
Both of those horses died as a result of being involved in the race.
So I have bet for the last time.
On my social media feed last night there was a lot of noise about the Melbourne Cup and about Admire Rakti and Araldo. One of the conversations I know will lead to something positive – a movement against a nation grinding to a halt to watch horses run for a little over two minutes. To put money on these horses, but to not give them a second thought as soon as correct weight is announced.
Even if it is a small movement, it is something – and it is something I will be very happy to be a part of.
I will let you be your own judge of the sport of horse racing. To have your own thoughts and make your decisions.
For me, I’m done.