Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Ripples in the horse racing world since Eight Belles's death

I've blogged a lot about Eight Belles: her death, concerns about Thoroughbred breeding, a rant about the horse racing industry, and PETA's demands. I'm happy to report that it seems my initial prediction — that Eight Belles's fate would hopefully cause some change to take place — was correct.

I found two articles in our local paper, The Denver Post, indicating that changes have already been set in motion: The Jockey Club has decided to look into equine health, and Colorado State University is studying fetlock injuries.

I'm glad that Eight Belles's death, no matter how tragic, is raising awareness of possible mistreatment within the horse racing industry.

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