Any chance of a poll please mods? A link to the full article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/43438392 Big things are... Four horses put down on the final day. One suffered a leg injury during the County Hurdle, three more during the Grand Annual Chase. The British Horseracing Authority will be carrying out a review by looking at what led to the fatalities, and also looking at things like whip misuse. Y'see, I'd be okay with horse racing if it were the jockeys that risked their lives. You might think that's wrong, but at least the jockeys would be able to choose to do it, right? The horse ain't given much choice. It's bred from birth to be hit with a whip & then put down when it becomes cost inefficient... That's my opinion, anyway. I've no idea how anyone can derive enjoyment from such a barbaric sport. PS, I checked the Other Sports/General/Current Events sub-forums & couldn't find a discussion on this, but sorry if I've managed to miss it.