Buzzers and Bolt Guns and Doping, Oh My! CSI: Miami Goes to the Races

All I can say is WOW.  Monday night’s episode of CSI: Miami featured a murder at the racetrack, and if you didn’t hate the sport before the show, the producers gave you plenty to help change your mind.  Battery-operated shocking devices, bolt guns, doping, race-fixing, corrupt jockeys, gambling-addict vets, slimey owners, and Horatio’s shades…all in a day’s work on TV tracks.

I know, I know, it’s CSI: Miami.  It’s a shlocky police procedural.  I have seen them do dumber shows.  I wouldn’t be so pissy if the show had been the least bit original.  It gets old watching the same stories about the same crooked jockey/trainer/owner hurting a horse.   

And what was the deal with that bolt gun?  Seriously?  “Everybody has one??”  Seriously????

COME ON!

The sad thing is people get the wrong ideas about racing because of shows like that.  When the worst happens, like the Eight Belles tragedy, people are preconditioned to see that as a normal case of racetrack “brutality”.  Just once I would like to see racing presented in an intelligent, realistic manner.  It *can* be done.  And no horses would have to die, or be buzzed.

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under rants

One response to “Buzzers and Bolt Guns and Doping, Oh My! CSI: Miami Goes to the Races

  1. Katrina

    Did you see there’s going to be a show in Animal Planet about the inside life of Jockeys?

    I agree… That’s how I felt when “Best in Show” came out. It gave so many people about the showing world.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s