This is a very touchy subject for many including myself but I'm still putting myself out there. I received an invitation to this years Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California and I could not accept it. Why? I just can't at a track that has lost 27+ thoroughbreds since last December. What's the count at now? I lost track but it doesn't matter how you look at it, that is 27+ horse casualties and yet this year's event is still being held at this track.
For me, it's not all about the money - it never has and it never will. I do what I do because I love what I do and that all stems from my love for horses. I appreciate these animals for who they are and everything that they bring to people's lives. It's just really unfortunate that for many it's all about the money, regardless of the circumstances.