Cheering on a winner is never the same when you see another horse in the race breakdown. It happens, even on the flat.
While I was pleased Liberty Beach won for me and members on Wednesday, seeing Aussie Showstopper suffer a fatal injury was horrible. It always is when this happens. I always feel for the trainer, owner and especially the stable lad or lass whose every waking hour is spent looking after and loving the horse.
They're not machines, they are animals and like all animals they can go wrong. Thoroughbreds are bred to race. By far the . . .
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