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Why a major reform is essential if U.S. racing is to look after its own properly

Daniel Ross Feb. 9, 2018

In few industries is danger as ever-present as in horseracing, where the events of a moment can lead to a glancing kick or a crushing fall, to broken bones and to shattered hopes. Within seconds, a whole life can alter course, terribly and irrevocably. Just ask Shelly Stone.

Nearly seven years ago, a snapped stirrup leather left her wheelchair bound, and in need of 24-hour nursing care. In less time than it takes to fill a kettle with water, Shelly’s whole world was changed in ways you and I daren’t imagine.

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