Prefer to watch a horse run around a paddock than a racetrack.
Personally at racetime, I sat quietly and spent a few moments thinking about the thousands of young, fit , healthy horses who have been destroyed this year simply because they could not run fast enough....
Yep, this was my first year of boycotting the whole thing since you dun edukated me about the suffering of race horses. I have somehow managed to avoid all media coverage before, during and since. And at about the time the race would have been on I decided to do something nice for a couple of animals, so I took my dogs down to the creek. I managed to refrain from beating them to make them run really fast until their lungs collapse in order to determine who was quickest. But only just.