The Tradition of Cheating at the Sport of Kings

The Tradition of Cheating at the Sport of Kings

by Glenn Thompson
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The Tradition of Cheating at the Sport of Kings 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
TCSDVM More than 1 year ago
As a veterinarian, I have been exposed to my share of abuse in the equine industry, ranging from illegal drugs to just plain cruelty. Unfortunately, many of these issues are often times swept under the carpet and ignored, often times leaving the horse to suffer and creating an unfair playing field. Many equine disciplines, racing included, are under much scrutiny lately regarding illegal drug use or abuse and it is about time that the truth is revealed to the public as to what really goes on. Glenn does an excellent job as an author, speaking from experience and from a caring heart. He needs to be commended for taking the risk of putting his neck out there for the benefit of the industry and the horse! Nice job, Glenn! We have your back!
Bookmarkradio More than 1 year ago
Wow! I had no idea what really goes on behind the scenes of racing. Kudos to Glenn Thompson for having the courage to come forward and address these inhumane and illegal practices. It's sad to think so many are turing a blind eye within the industry. Hopefully this book will help bring about awareness and bring integrity back to the sport.
LMB22 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the book and it was very informative. I knew their were drugs in racing but not to that extent. It amazes me that there is so much of this going on, so many people seem to know about it and yet nothing is done. I am glad someone had the courage to speak up and be a voice for the horses. I saw the Breeders Cup when that horse had to be put down, it is sad to think an offical who everyone trusts to make the right decision did not. Hopefully with more attention being brought to this matter things will improve.
SandyLSimerlein More than 1 year ago
Glenn is a great horseman and gifted writer. The fact that he is brave enough to share this information with the public is rare and Lord knows some folks are going to be all fired up over it.  I grew up in the horse world myself and had dreams of becoming a trainer too... Until I realized just how tough the business really is.  What saddens me most is it's the horses who pay the most.  I don't know how  to fix these problems but identifying them is a good start.  Equine drug abuse is out of control...and it needs to be stopped.  Trainers who knowingly run lame horses need to be stopped. If we could get the horses before they break down and keep people in an already dangerous sport a little safer it would be fantastic.  What ever happened to good horsemanship? What about sportsmanship? Great read and it's about time someone stood up and said something!  I'm sure it will take some time for this to be cleaned up...Thanks for speaking up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic, well written, truthful book. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in horses. It is not degrading of the industry just thoughtful giving a different perspective. As a State Vet I can tell you that most of the trainers love their horses and take very good care of them. Better than show horses. However, as the book states, they have difficulty competing in this industry unless you cheat. This is what needs to stop. Like body building, we need “Natural” racing. It really opened my eyes to the cases where medications would really help the horse, others that are just wrong. This is a great book. I highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago