To be honest, I don’t like horse racing. It seems like sheer exploitation of animals just for money and entertainment. The cruelty involved when racing them til they break their legs and get shot is too much for my fragile sensibilities.
The fashion that seems to go hand in hand with racing carnivals makes it my moral stance difficult. Especially now that it’s spring racing time in my hometown of Melbourne. Still, I try to ignore it.
That doesn’t mean that you need to though, dear reader, so have a gaggle at this:
PingMag have come up with yet another interesting article, this time on the uniforms that jockeys wear. They compare Japanese racing uniforms to those around the world. That little number above was described as having “overall rather un-Japanese colors, but (it) actually looks like Mount Fuji”, hehe.
Nothing on the glamorous frocks and hats this time, which makes it easier for me. I wouldn’t be caught dead in one of these.