All in the Attitude

Last week, we debated whether temperament has anything to do with class or talent.  I put forward that there seems to be an industry bias towards fiery spirits, and quick forgiveness for certain wild behavior, with the idea that it indicates racing aptitude.

A poll that accompanied this discussion asked for reader input.  More than half of you (55.24%, specifically) said that attitude doesn't play a role in a racehorse's talent.  Another third (36.36%) feel that high-spirited Thoroughbreds have an advantage over their more placid fellow runners.  Only about one in 12 respondants (8.39%) thought that gentle horses had the edge in talent.

See the full results here.

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