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Why Are Racehorses Scratched? Secrets At The Starting Gates?

A man at a table to our right had his nose buried in racing forms for hours. Suddenly, he raised his head and exclaimed, “I found a long-shot horse that’s gonna win big.” However, seconds before the race, his horse was scratched. The scratching of his horse made me wonder, why do racehorses get scratched? …

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