They spend a lot of money to keep the horses very healthy so they can strap a little jerk on top of them and whip them with a stick. For MONEY. And it's not even...Some hidden truth or someshit. Hell, it's built on GAMBLING. I don't equate it to a dog show because I can't remember the last time a dog had both its front legs snap off at the end of a race...That Westminster crowd is a little nutty anyway.
Every animal's athletic to a certain degree. Hell, every being is athletic to a certain degree. But to go from athletes to horses who are made to race for money grubbing owners: that's too much a stretch for me - Especially when horses can't speak or sign contracts and all that shit.
Pumping an animal with winstrol and having it race around a track while being hit is torture in my book. It's just plain useless. Hell, strictly from an entertainment standpoint, horse racing's about the most useless fucking thing out there. Watching ESPN talk about it as if it were legit is pretty annoying, too.