I couldn't agree more with the sentiments expressed here. The larger problem is the running of unsound horses. Horses should be cleared for racing by track veternarians paid by the track and not by trainers. After being cleared prior to race, they could then have a quick-lookover at the gate to catch any injuries incurred during warm-up. A racing commissioner with clout and the mandate to look out for the horses first would also help. If the NFL and MLB can have a commissioner with clout, horse racing should be able to do the same. There are at least as many egomaniacs in the former as there are in the latter. This is the part of racing that the public reacts to most vicerally and if it doesn't change there will come a day when there is no racing at all.
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