Streams

A Shot at the Triple Crown

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Brad Telias, racing reporter and analyst at CBS Radio, previews this weekend's Belmont Stakes, where California Chrome tries to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years. Telias also talks about the notoriously difficult track and the history of the Belmont racetrack.

 

Guests:

Brad Telias

Comments [14]

I'm amazed that the LEFT hasn't already destroyed horse racing for all the usual reasons (It's a brutal, rich white man's sport, blah, blah, blah.)

Jun. 04 2014 11:26 AM

So glad to see so many comments about the exploitation of these beautiful animals. This show, in general, seems to feature guests involved in some sort of animal exploitation. Wake up, programmers!

Jun. 04 2014 11:19 AM
Deborah from Caldwell

Did I hear correctly? This sport that people talk poetically about causes the horse to bleed internally? What's up about that?

Jun. 04 2014 11:02 AM
john from office

Owning race horses is a richman's sport, the act of betting and going to the track is working class. Much like Boxing.

Also, no one cares any more.

Jun. 04 2014 11:00 AM
JNikki

Any "sport" that includes animals is inherently exploitative since the animals have no choice. And when profit is involved, abuse is inevitable. The media focus on the few horses in the "big" races, but ignore the thousands of surplus animals and those no longer capable of racing, who are routinely slaughtered or shipped to other countries to be slaughtered for food. Please let's look beyond the so-called romance of horse racing at the reality of this industry.

Jun. 04 2014 10:58 AM
Sonya from Secaucus NJ

Its a shame that Brian did not take even one single call from people who care, really care for the horses. I wanted to ask one simple question to the guest "What happens to race horses after they stop racing". I thought the whole WNYC philosophy was to cover the news from all angles, not just from one side, instead, Brian and his guest only kept glorifying this brutal sport and ignored the calls from people like me who wanted to ask serious questions about this sport in which animals are abused and when they are done racing, they are used in breeding and once spent they are sent for slaughter or if the horse is lucky, put down by a vet.

Jun. 04 2014 10:55 AM
The Truth from Becky

Horse racing is most certainly a Rich Man's past time from an era gone bye...

Jun. 04 2014 10:44 AM
KY from TriBeCa

These horses are slaves. Wake up.

Jun. 04 2014 10:44 AM

Horseracing forces the animals to do what they would never do in nature, and which is physically dangerous. Since Ruffian had to be killed, I started reading about this "sport", and it is nothing but animal abuse.

Jun. 04 2014 10:43 AM

Why are human performance enhancing drugs roundly banned while horse performance enhancing drugs (i.e. Lasix) accepted? I'd rather see ALL performance enhancing drugs banned in all sports. If they can't do it without drugs, they shouldn't do it. Otherwise, you're not measuring performance but rather the ability to evade detection.

Sorry, john from office, horse racing is a rich man's game. Always has been. Like having a diamond stickpin. The allure of horse racing for the little guy was a legal place to make a bet. There are many, many, many other ways to place a legal bet nowadays.

Jun. 04 2014 10:42 AM
Peg

Why do they have horses run distances that will injure them with internal bleeding? Do humans suffer the same fate when they participate in long races? By the way, I think horses are the most beautiful atheletes in the world.

Jun. 04 2014 10:42 AM
RLF

I was in Penny Chenery's box (Secratariat's owner) when Genuine Risk ran and was bumped. Could your person comment?

Jun. 04 2014 10:36 AM
john from office

Like Boxing, horse racing is in decline due to class issues. Both are viewed as working class activities and from another era.

Jun. 04 2014 10:29 AM
Seth

Given the guest's kick-off to this segment, how about asking him if there's any reason to believe that the fix is not in? The industry wants a 3-crown way too badly for its unsavory membership to keep it legal.

Jun. 04 2014 10:26 AM

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