COULD our children’s children know a life without horse racing? Every year the rumbles of Melbourne Cup discontent grow louder.
No longer is the best-read story on news websites the hailing of the winner, but the outrage piece about those horses put down.
The Melbourne Cup, and the associated ‘sport’, seems to be an excuse for a free-for-all: a punting, piss-swilling orgy where bad behaviour is ignored, even laughed at, for one day only.
Six horses have died as a result of the Melbourne Cup since 2013.