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Horses Deaths Before The Kentucky Derby Strike Up Concerns

On May 17, 1885, the first Kentucky Derby began; 15 horses racing for a win across the stadium, 10 thousand fans carefully observed with a pretty penny on the table. 

The Kentucky Derby has now become a yearly tradition in the United States, something everyone gets excited for. As we watch from afar and up close the advent. Who’s racing this year? What is everyone wearing? Who is attending? 

Fancy hats and the elite of society attending the Kentucky Derby make it something that seems so irresistible. But what about what we don’t know behind the curtains of the show? Does this mean I’m about to expose the Kentucky Derby? Sadly, it might be. 

This year, the 149th Kentucky Derby took place and has now passed. But questions leading up to it have not. Over the last week, a total of seven horses have died in the lead-up to the big race. Promoting an investigation and an uproar from animal activists. 

One out of the seven sweet horses named Code of Kings repeatedly kept flipping and broke his neck. He was upset by the flickering lights of a nearby DJ Booth, and he ended up sadly passing away. 

Four of the horses suffered passed the point of a comeback with racing injuries. These four horses, I hope, are now galloping together in heaven.

The last two out of the seven horses passed away under mysterious circumstances. Their trainer Joseph Jr. has been suspected indefinitely for the “unexplainable sudden deaths”

Joseph Grove of the group Animal Wellness Action said the death toll was alarming.

“As a native Louisvillian, I get the passion people here and across the country feel about this iconic race,” Grove said in a statement. “But the care of the horses must be our first priority, and this cluster of horse deaths is startling. Lamentations are not enough.”


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