A story in The Telegraph regarding horse racing has everything to do with making money and being entertained, and nothing to do with the horses themselves.  The writer had this to say about the 2nd most attended sport in Britain:

Two major things wrong with racing in Britain are that people leave our racecourses feeling ripped off – high admission, extortionate catering charges, etc – and officialdom’s flat refusal to acknowledge that the chance to win some money is what separates racing from other leisure pursuits.

Anything else “wrong with racing in Britain?”  You’ll notice that “horse” is mentioned nowhere in the article.  If you’re not familiar with the cruelty associated with horse racing, you may want to open your eyes and think about it from the horse’s viewpoint.