So the chance of a decent life afterwards justifys the risks people force on them?
I have lost track of this convo over the last few hours but what does a horse after racing have to do with the dangers of a grand national?
To be honest Aaron, I've changed my opinions over the last few days. All the media spot light on the Grand National comes from the extra intrest that the race generates. It's the one race that attracts the nation and a huge number of people will have a flutter and watch the race. They are not real racing fans. The fact is the race is a Grade 3 handicap, yet gets more attention than the Gold Cup for example.
Over the 3 days at Aintree. 3 horses died and the national fences were jumped a number of times on different days. At Cheltenham 5 horses died in a 4 day meeting. So the Grand National isn't anything extra dangerous. I think they should reduce the size of the fields to maybe 25, but the fences and distance isnt a problem in my eyes.