A Denver news affiliate recently reported on unsanctioned horse races in rural Colorado.
These races are made to look incredibly similar to sanctioned horse races. However, there are very few rules which lead to the horses being abused on a horrific level.
Too many horses suffer from legalized horse racing. The abuse at illegal races held at secret locations is appalling. Sadly it is not limited to Colorado.
Many of the broken down horses from these races end up in the hands of kill buyers.