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.
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I am done also, I feel sickened over what these two horses have gone through & the photo of poor Admire Rakti collapsed in his stall broke my heart. I truly hope that something good can come from the cruelty of horse racing (and greyhound racing) being talked about in the mainstream. It is not glamorous & harmless, the horses who do not make the cut usually end up at the slaughterhouse. I really hope that others remember these 2 dear horses next year & make an ethical decision not to partake in the next Melbourne Cup so that their deaths were not in vein. RIP Admire Rakti & Araldo, my gosh weren’t they just too beautiful to have suffered such a horrific & unnecessary end?! I pray this issue is not soon forgotten to those who had their eyes opened yesterday for the first time, bless you for such a post! xxoo
I too made that decision last night. I feel utterly sad and shocked at what happened yesterday, and will no longer take part. Thanks for your post x
this is so awful and sad and i agree –