As I gradually lose interest in horse racing, perhaps the dozen or so Carryover readers can help a brother out. What got you into horse racing and why do you still come calling when the sport finds itself so uninteresting and un-relevant?
I got into it in 2002 for one day, then didn't pay attention to it until Smarty Jones in 2004. Two thousand and five was a bit of a no-year for me, but since 2006 I've followed the sport with energy and pith, enough so to write about it and get annoyed by it. That makes for about five years.
What still makes the hair on my arms stand on end is watching the horses barrel off the turn at Saratoga, hearing them run, and hearing them breath. It's the force of their oxygen that gives me a thrill I cann find nowhere else.
That said, why do you continue to follow horse racing? What got you interested in the sport? What do you hope will happen? Do comment.
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