“Whipped to the Wire for the Win”

Horseracing Wrongs

I’ll say this about the chartwriter at Finger Lakes: He (or she) is honest. Monday:

“ACCABONAC HARBOR away well, set the pace off the rail, asked into the lane and then was whipped to the wire for the win.” For having administered that beating, jockey John R. Davila, Jr. secured over $11,000 for this filly’s “connections” (trainer Chris Englehart, owner Cedar Meadow, and Davila himself).

Then, “winners” at that same track yesterday:

“OXLEY GAP away on top, showed the way along the two path around the turns, remained clear and was under the whip to the line.”

“GUNBOAT DIPLOMACY vied for the lead early, tracked after that, gained to take on the leader at the top of the lane and drew off while under the whip.”

Beating horses so that some men may gamble, others chase pots of gold – this is horseracing.

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