I just wanted to know everyone's opinion on this shall I say in my opinion 'cruel' sport. After reading several articles on the filly Eight Belles (USA) that finished 2nd in this years Kentucky Derby. The filly broke both her front ankles in the quarter mile after she had crossed the finish line, she was euthanized immediately. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/05/05/eight_belles_injured_after_race.jpg The racing world has always made my blood boil, the grand national is such a cruel thing to watch it really is as several horses thunder around the track many falling, injured and even death. Many deaths of these poor creatures fail to make it to public knowledge they are dismissed as 'accidental' or 'unexplained'. http://www.horsedeathwatch.com/ Many people on this message board think that sitting on a 2 year old horse and walking it for a bit is wrong. So what are your opinions on these 2 year olds racing? The filly that lost her life in the kentucky derby this year was just 3 years old. It is a disgrace if I am being completely open with my opinions, but all in all it would be very interesting and insightful to hear your views on this subject. Thanks. Yes I know Eight Belles was like 6 months ago but all I wanted was an honest opinion nothing else, as it is something I feel strongly about.