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A speech about horse racing, the history, the crime involoved, and the betting system.

Date Submitted: 11/07/2004 06:50:04
Length: 4 pages (1013 words)
Views: 193181

As most people know, horse racing is a contest of speed between two or more horses. Usually thoroughbred. To most people it would seem that horse-racing was the purest sport imaginable. With tracks monitored by overlapping cameras and gates controlled by computers, it seems like the honest man's game. Horse-racing is a 15 billion dollar a year industry and the 2nd most widely attended spectator sport after baseball. It started around 4500 bc in central Asia and …

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…the drug Ecstasy. But most states don't really have any interest in unveiling the widespread drug abuse in fear of the owners leaving for states with more lenient drug policies. Though horse racing may seem like a very good clean sport, there's a whole lot more to it then a five foot tall, 100 pound, grown man, wearing tights and riding a horse around a track. So horse racing is anything but the honest man's game.

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