October 2, 2023

When I was 19 years aged and functioning for $20.00 a night in the press box at Miles Park, I saw my initial horse die on the racetrack. Ironically, the horse’s title was Nancy H, — I have a sister by the identical name. The filly broke her leg although jogging in a race and had to be “put down” or “destroyed” was the time period made use of back again then. As I viewed transfixed, no one particular else at the keep track of seemed particularly intrigued in the horse’s demise as a veterinarian prepared a lethal dose of whichever drug is utilized to euthanize horses. When the filly fell to the floor, I bitterly wrote “killed” upcoming to her title in the program.

Joe Gerth:I utilized to love the Kentucky Derby, but horse deaths have induced me to detest racing