Horse Racing Industry

Mark Davis came to give us a lecture about an industry I never really think about: horse racing. It was very interesting, and I learned a lot about how it works and what goes into it. Apparently the differences between different race horses is not just physical appearances, but also how many races they have a year. I also found out that not only do the jockeys get drug tested, but the horses do too! It makes sense, I just hadn’t thought about it. Another interesting fact was how important horse racing has been to Delaware in history. I have been to Delaware Park, but it really is significant to the horse racing industry. You may argue that horses should not be considered an agricultural industry anymore, what with tractors and other technologies replacing their labor in the field, but the horse racing industry is huge in the United States. It was also interesting to hear about casinos, especially in a class focused on agriculture!

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