Sunday, May 17, 2015

Who REALLY Wins the Kentucky Derby?

Hi all,

The 141st Kentucky Derby happened a few weekends ago, and the horse American Pharaoh won. Woohoo! While the Kentucky Derby is a hub of fashion (those hats!), sport, and excitement for humans, why is it that the horse, not the jockey whipping the horse, that is declared the winner? Yes, the horse does the majority of the work, but a lot of the accolades go to the jockey. It seems to me that humans have dubbed the horses the winners of the race to try and make up for the poor treatment and borderline abuse that takes place during the race itself.

 I have included a video for those of you who are unfamiliar with horse racing to see. I'm not very familiar with horse racing, but this is something that had bothered me for a while about the sport.

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