Theres no reason for anyone to read the story about cruelty to animals in the horse racing game that is a headline story on todays home page. Most of whats written is old, convoluted thinking that stretches a point to make an argument. The rest is pure drivel, like the comparison of horse racing to Michael Vicks favorite pastime pit bull fighting.

Thoroughbred racing is diligent in making sure that the sport is safe and humane. The Barbaro incident focused the industry on animal health like no previous on-track tragedy. But it also gave the loony birds and publicity seekers something to write about.