Yahoo News ran a story about Smarty Jones that stated, “By then the backyard was in near-silence. There were tears on little girls’ cheeks and expletives shouted into the air and big, strong guys with their heads buried in their calloused hands.” Later the news piece stated, “Smarty was the people’s horse. Smarty was the people’s champion.”
Am I the only one that thinks this is pathetic? CRYING? It’s a goddamn horse race! I think the authorities should be summoned to the park and the parents arrested for neglect. Anyone that would immerse their kids into horse racing and then take them to the track should spend time in jail.
Hero worship of a horse…
Land of the free, home of the fat, ignorant, and pathetic.