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US Experts Attack Breeding Trends 2
Pat Ford declared on ESPN.com: "Racing is taking its own bad steps if it thinks it can continue dismissing the fatal breakdowns of star animals with shoulder shrugs & some sympathetic words. If racing wants to act as though it is powerless to prevent - or at least significantly limit - these gruesome occurrences, it will run itself right out of business as a legitimate American sport. American race horses are bred (and in-bred) for speed racing on dirt tracks, not for durability. The collective gene pool has been reduced & physical infirmities are being passed along like hair color in humans."