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It's Grand National week at Aintree

Post by Angry Andy on Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:26 am

Tommy is heading there as he likes to spend a day at the racists!
On a serious note, horses will die.
Is the Grand National cruel?

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Re: It's Grand National week at Aintree

Post by HoratioTarr on Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:29 am

I think horse racing is cruel, yes.
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Re: It's Grand National week at Aintree

Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:38 am

Angry Andy wrote:
Tommy is heading there as he likes to spend a day at the racists!
On a serious note, horses will die.
Is the Grand National cruel?

Smile

The Grand National is obviously held on a bad course, when you look at the high injury and kill rates for that particular steeplechase...

I don't know why they didn't ban and close that place, and race, decades ago..

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Re: It's Grand National week at Aintree

Post by Angry Andy on Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:05 am

I am definitely uncomfortable with this particular race. Jumps are too high, too wide and it is too long. Horses naturally run, but stop when tired. They do not naturally jump 6' high or 6' wide fences and ditches.
Therefore they have been selectively bred to run and jump. Which means it is unnatural and slightly false.

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Re: It's Grand National week at Aintree

Post by HoratioTarr on Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:37 am

Angry Andy wrote:I am definitely uncomfortable with this particular race. Jumps are too high, too wide and it is too long. Horses naturally run, but stop when tired. They do not naturally jump 6' high or 6' wide fences and ditches.
Therefore they have been selectively bred to run and jump. Which means it is unnatural and slightly false.


That course has been modified down the years. It was truly lethal decades ago.

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Re: It's Grand National week at Aintree

Post by nicko on Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:03 pm

Scrap the Horses, just let the Jocky's run and jump !
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