Commentary: The Racetrack, A Changing Perspective
Reading an interesting article from Equine Disease Quarterly about the changing criteria of horses’ health and soundness.
Here’s an interesting thing the author had to say and this may relate to handicapping horse races:
“Times have clearly changed. The definition of racing soundness is now predicated on equine health, safety, and welfare. The health of horse racing is directly tied to the health of the horses. Every industry stakeholder has an incentive to identify and engage in practices that promote responsible stewardship of the racehorse. The industry has been engaged in some critical self-evaluation, and change is being embraced. The traditions of racing have collided with the frontiers of science, and the horse is the ultimate beneficiary.”
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