Is Horse Racing Obsolete? Readers React

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Is Horse Racing Obsolete? Readers React
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Two weeks ago, Mike Seely reported on the closure of horse-racing mecca Betfair Hollywood Park ("Say Goodbye to Hollywood," Dec. 13). Simfar22 responds, "I'm surprised the article seems to completely miss the basic fact that Americans just aren't interested in horse racing anymore. It doesn't even acknowledge the rising perception that horse racing is inherently cruel and dangerous, with animals being routinely drugged to race while injured, as well as being overbred for centuries to have pencil-thin legs supporting a massive body. There is an excitement to the track and a faded glamour, no doubt, but this is one of those 'ways of life' that I don't feel bad to see going away." ...

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