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California Chrome

Original post made by Craig Laughton, College Terrace, on May 28, 2014

Great racehorse story, I hope he wins the Triple Crown. Not Secretariat, by a longshot, but Penny Chenery (Secretariat's owner)is pulling for him.

If he does it, it will be a possible big movie by Disney. And it will give me a thrill! Maybe he could make a guest appearance at the Stanford stables? Maybe even let him romp all over the Stanford golf course...heaven forbid, maybe even the Stanford foothills?!

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Posted by Horsey set
a resident of Stanford
on May 29, 2014 at 10:50 am

I have been riding and showing horses since age seven. I have also been on the Stanford Equestrian Team. And I have worked summers as an exercise rider at a race track in FLA..

The cruel things they do to these horses, who are actually till babies at 2,3, and4 years, damages them both physically and mentally for life. Many of them are shipped to TX, where it is legal to do so, and slaughtered. Then they are transported overseas to Places like China and France and Japan to be consumed as food! All because they were too slow or went lame or even insane.

I made a conscious decision at age 18 not to support horse racing any longer, after a horse I had worked with was saddled up for a race with a large saddle sore on his back....the saddle further damaged his back by infecting the sore and causing necrosis on the area. Removal,of the necrotic tissue then damaged some nerves, and made him unrideable. The owner would not sell this sweet, gentle horse to me because he could get more $$$ by selling him by the pound for food!

This is one sport that should be illegal'!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Craig Laughton
a resident of College Terrace
on May 29, 2014 at 11:07 am

>I made a conscious decision at age 18 not to support horse racing any longer

I made the decision to not support dog shows, because I think it is cruel to maintain isolated dogs in an urban environment...they are natural pack animals, and need room to roam off leash. However, if someone else wants to get excited about it, I am not willing to make it illegal.

Also, it doesn't bother me that people decide to eat dog or horse meat. To each his/her own.

I am excited about California Chromes prospects at Belmont.

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