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(Phys Org2)   Inbreeding produces fewer racehorses. Sport of Kings indeed   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Genetics, Thoroughbred, Horse racing, DNA, American Quarter Horse, use of any stallion, copies of a negative genetic marker, Horse  
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413 clicks; posted to STEM » on 13 Jul 2022 at 5:53 PM (28 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2022-07-13 7:43:43 PM  
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Or we could do like we did with greyhound racing.  Ban it.
2022-07-13 8:35:39 PM  
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Befuddled: Maybe there are reasons why this would be a bad idea, but why aren't the breeders looking at the wild horses running around here in the US. Find a few that look like they'd make good race horses then bring them in to freshen up the gene pool.

Unfortunately, the people who race tiny men on top of inbred horses have very strict and very stupid rules about the latter. If you introduce even one non-Thoroughbred horse to the gene pool, its descendants can't be registered as Thoroughbreds until the eighth generation. And that's if your country has a Non-Thoroughbred Register to track your progress, which the US does not.

It's unlikely that they could be convinced to change those rules, but you're welcome to try.
2022-07-13 9:31:55 PM  
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wyldkard: [ image 375x199] [View Full Size image _x_]

When i got into Mame years ago and was going through all the unknown games it was the most wtf is this funniest arcade game ever made.
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