A giant leap forward
There is no shortage of people who are ready and willing to support former racehorses in retirement and no lack of purpose for animals fully capable of serving in roles other than racing. There are tireless, dedicated and underappreciated people who have toiled long and generally without reward in support of the moral responsibility that is certainly not a universal trait of those involved in the racing business. There are people who appreciate a horse for being a horse, who understand the bond that has existed between human and equine since before the first record of history. There is, however, always a lack of funds and land, the want of which too often places the animal in the crosshairs of peril.It is rare that a good idea is hatched by the political asylum that passes for government in the great state of New York, but a positive omen nevertheless in light of an alarming vacuum of industry leadership in support of proposed federal legislation that would ban the slaughter of horses.
Based on 2010 commissions and projections at the Aqueduct casino, the percentage could produce more than $3.1 million a year, a report issued two days before Christmas said.
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