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Old 01-02-2018, 03:53 PM   #1
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Fans advocacy group to support safety?

I was live-streaming todayís first race at Parx, and the caller mentioned a horse (Lust for Money) and jockey went down. It happened off camera, and about 10 minutes later Parx suspended racing for the day because of the cold. I then saw tweets indicating Lust for Money had died (presumably euthanized), but there were no details. Some tweets expressed anger that a horse had to die before racing was cancelled.

As someone whoís fairly new to the sport, it angers me if the horsesí safety takes a backseat to business interests. Not saying this was the case here since I donít know the particulars about what happened today, but it did make me wonder if thereís an advocacy group of fans that works to help ensure the safety of the horses comes first? Iíve read a little about the NTRA, but it looks like itís more of a trade group and this is just one of many things it promotes.

Is there a fan-centered group that advocates solely for safer racing?

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