I Am Your American Girlfriend

“Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… that’s what gets you.”

Ah, sunset at the farm.
This nutcase wanted to say hi. Look at that cute little 2 year old face that hasn’t been bittered by the racetrack yet.
#today #canihaveall3
ratherbesliding:

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Hey.

I have a lot of followers.

To those trolling bitches who hate horse racing, please do everyone a favor and hit the goddamn unfollow button. I’m so sick of seeing your disrespectful shit in my notifications.

The death of 3 jockeys in 2 days is not a laughing matter. And if you want to be disrespectful to those people, do it without using my posts.

stuartstormborn:

defusingbombs:

stuartstormborn:

jockeyfever:

Touching photo shared by TVG. Juan Saez last weekend at Keeneland, signing this 8 year old girls program. Rest In Peace, the industry needs more people like you.
3 young jockeys have lost their lives in 2 days. If you say this sport isn’t brutal and these athletes aren’t tough, you’re high as a kite.

This person sounds fucking proud. If people are dying, there’s a problem that needs to be fixed. Death is not just a side effect of being “tough”.

You say that, but you before anyone should know the calculated risks that one takes simply by trying to command a half-ton animal. Place that animal in a group of others, traveling at 40 miles per hour, and even the most stringent rules and regulations cannot save you if your horse decides to spook at a shadow, break down without warning, or even simply stumble.
Jockeys know and understand the danger and risk that comes with the sport. There are so many safety regulations put in place to prevent anything unnecessary from happening, but thoroughbreds are fragile and humans are mortal. Put the two together, and things will occasionally go wrong. The same thing can (and does) happen in all other horse related sports.

Totally agreed. I just think that was an insensitive reaction. Why can’t you just be like, wow, tragic that this can happen…at least he died doing what he loves
rather than SEE? PROOF THAT JOCKEYS ARE HARD AF

This is exactly what people on tumblr do. I did NOT say “SEE THIS IS PROOF THAT JOCKEYS ARE TOUGH AF.” I simply stated that these athletes and this business is extremely dangerous. that was not insensitive. As somebody who works alongside jockeys every day, I’m the last person who would be insensitive about this situation.

stuartstormborn:

defusingbombs:

stuartstormborn:

jockeyfever:

Touching photo shared by TVG. Juan Saez last weekend at Keeneland, signing this 8 year old girls program. Rest In Peace, the industry needs more people like you.

3 young jockeys have lost their lives in 2 days. If you say this sport isn’t brutal and these athletes aren’t tough, you’re high as a kite.

This person sounds fucking proud. If people are dying, there’s a problem that needs to be fixed. Death is not just a side effect of being “tough”.

You say that, but you before anyone should know the calculated risks that one takes simply by trying to command a half-ton animal. Place that animal in a group of others, traveling at 40 miles per hour, and even the most stringent rules and regulations cannot save you if your horse decides to spook at a shadow, break down without warning, or even simply stumble.

Jockeys know and understand the danger and risk that comes with the sport. There are so many safety regulations put in place to prevent anything unnecessary from happening, but thoroughbreds are fragile and humans are mortal. Put the two together, and things will occasionally go wrong. The same thing can (and does) happen in all other horse related sports.

Totally agreed. I just think that was an insensitive reaction. Why can’t you just be like, wow, tragic that this can happen…at least he died doing what he loves

rather than SEE? PROOF THAT JOCKEYS ARE HARD AF

This is exactly what people on tumblr do. I did NOT say “SEE THIS IS PROOF THAT JOCKEYS ARE TOUGH AF.”

I simply stated that these athletes and this business is extremely dangerous. that was not insensitive. As somebody who works alongside jockeys every day, I’m the last person who would be insensitive about this situation.