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Horse racing is fixed. It's controlled by the mafia. Google horse racing scandals to learn more.
The real scandal is the rake!The house takes more than 15% on every bet, and more than 22% on the more exotic bets. That is WAY worse than the worst Vegas games.
But the young skanks are on the prowl for the rich, dirty old men....Emphasis on RICH!
They don't call it gambling for nothing. Racing has always been fixed to the extent an owner may tell his jockey to hold the horse back, or not use Lasix etc. I think everybody knows that. Horseracing is dying a slow death due to a lack of horses and too many racing days....
The two other scandals are 1) For the owners, everything they do for the horses, including purchasing, vet bills, drugs, euthanasia, boarding, etc is all tax deductable and 2) the horses are drugged to the max. If the owner doesn't want the horse to win a couple of races they hold the drugs. Then the odds go from let's say 2 to1 up to 30 to 1. They make more money that way. Anyway you look at it, it's animal abuse. And if it were not a rich person's sport it would be banned. How do I know this? Because I used to be a pharmaceutical rep for veterinarians and I had to work the back of the track. It is one of the many reasons I left the pharmaceutical industry. The abuse was beyond the pale, and yet, with all the animal activists out there, somehow horse racing still exists. Amazing and very disheartening.
Thanks for the inside scoop! I think I'll skip the races this year.
1:36 Its not a rich person's sport for long if you're not on the inside.
Seabiscuit on Steroids! - does Barry Bonds do consulting at the track?
Where horses meet their death, at Del Mar.......
No more elephants at Del Mar, but hor$e$ - the gentry rule$!
I'm disgusted by ANYone who gambles on these abused creatures.
You mean Caitlyn Jenner?
12:56 Punk. Grow up.
7:55 PM Got your reservations at Lips? - probably a regular.
Ah, subtle anti gay hatred. Makes me proud to live in Encinitas....
12:41 PM You'll get over it...
Do they have tranny horses?
Does anyone remember how horses died last year on the Del Mar Racetrack? I think it was 13, but want to make sure.
Anyone got any hot tips?
Hot tip no. 1 - don't go watch the abused animals that are bread for pain. Horse racing.No. 2. - Do not go watch pit bull fights.No. 3 - Do not go watch cock fights.
No. 3 - sounds like the Saloon or Union.
No. 1 - sadomasochistic bakery ?
7:15, good call. Should we tell 11:15 that's not how you spell "bred"? Naw.