This is one day where the entire nation is taken over by race fever.
Today I am raising a glass to horses.
To the slow, the broken down, the old, the stressed, the exhausted — and all of the gentle creatures who are literally running for their lives.
You are worth more than gambling money.
You deserve better.
Horses, by nature, beautiful creatures. They don’t ask much; just a bit of feed and water at the end of the day. They are placid and gentle animals, willing to do whatever is necessary for the human that asks.
On the other hand, people are cruel and vicious. We want nothing better than to see ourselves winning and having more than anyone else. Hence the reason horse races, like the Melbourne Cup are so big.
The rich get richer, and the poor horses get dead.