Do horses often die after a race?
I have never been to the races, and don't know much about it.
But seems so weird that horse won the Caulfield Cup, is worth millions I expect, so WTF happened,
or happens to kill a poor creature like that?
Melbourne Cup runner Araldo has been put down after fracturing his leg by being spooked by a waving flag post-race.
I am glad they are investigating. It's horrible.
I feel bad now saying I won money on all 3 in the winners circle, but I did.
So upset by this The boys have been asking about the horsies and if they get to go on holidays now
And especially the fact that Araldo was fine before and in the race as far as I can tell, he only got freaked out when a kid waved a flag right at him afterwards Just that one action!
I agree. and congrats on your win regardless
It just doesn't make sense! such an awful thing to happen.There had to be something amiss as he was fine and dandy, not even blinkered to be placed into the stalls ( and I know Red Cadeaux's head WAS covered as was skittish). Something is weird for that action to freak him out and cause the horrific outcome. It makes no sense. I don't know how you will even talk about this to your boys... I suppose it depends on their age. except perhaps be honest and say he was hurt really badly and the best thing for him to do was help him not hurt anymore. (giving you a mum hug)
It just doesn't make sense! such an awful thing to happen.
They are too young to understand it yet I think, but even the idea I will eventually have to talk about it with them is horrible. Thank you!X