This is a very pessimistic view of thoroughbred horse racing. I often wonder what can be done to change this perception
Gulfstream Casino: Why No One Cares About Horse Racing Anymore (It’s Boring …
theage.com.au Yep, we’re all f**ked.
On Saturday, something seemingly wrought from a time forgotten will emerge and rumble down the track at Gulfstream Casino to the delight of almost no one.
Today, we bear witness to the fetid remains of a once-proud sport: horseracing. Yes, the sport will ultimately limp on, but it will do so within the confines of nostalgia — like newspapers. And yes, there’s nearly $1 million up for grabs on December 1 at our local Claiming Crown race, but forgive us if that doesn’t elicit great enthusiasm.
That’s because watching horseracing is boring.
There’s no other way to break this down. If we’re to watch sports — and we do, reader, we do — we like to like to watch something that offers escape from the tedium of existence, not intensifies it. Which means: We don’t like waiting through hours of vapid commentary by random schmucks for a race that takes exactly one to three minutes. Snnnnoooozeee.