An Olympic Horse Race
The Olympic games are legendary, but there’s something missing. Actually there’s a lot to be desired. This isn’t an attack on London, Great Britain, or Queen Elizabeth. It’s pretty obvious that the host city fared well and the most recent Olympiad was arguably the best ever. Sometimes it feels like the choices of included sports are somewhat arbitrary. As I glance at my horse race betting guide, it’s pretty obvious what’s missing.
Sure, there are ponies in the Olympics, but it just isn’t the same. While an equestrian program that evaluates dressage, jumping, and eventing is interesting, it sadly lacks the speed and excitement of what you might find at the Kentucky Derby or even lesser American contests. I’m not even talking from a wagering standpoint. Think about the rush and excitement you can get from following the Triple Crown. Just take a look at your horse race betting guide next spring.
I guess transporting the finest thoroughbreds the world has ever seen to some far off locale offers too many complications. It might work well for Americans if the Olympics happen to be stateside. Maybe they can offer horoughbred racing at select games when the environment and infrastructure are conducive to it. Does anyone know if the horses get their own medals?
If you think this scheme is far fetched, do you actually realize that the Olympic schedule is a constant work in progress? Over the century lots of sports have been added, tested, and dropped. There are also demonstration sports that are basically auditioning for a semi-permanent spot on the world stage. Do you know baseball used to have a place on the roster? Now there’s talk about changing the rules in basketball, perhaps adding an age requirement, so that the US doesn’t dominate and veterans don’t jeopardize their careers. Nonetheless, there’s still hope that a future horse race betting guide will have an Olympic section.