RACING - COULD IT WORK FOR COWS ?
Claims that a form of horse racing for cows, so-called "cow
racing", could reinvigorate the gambling industry were made
at a hush-hush meeting of farmers, breeders and online betting firms.
"Punters are always looking for something new" said farmer
David Howie, "and cow racing could be the next big thing."
said to be looking favourably at the proposal. Said one bookmaker,
"These days you have dogs, camels and ostriches competing on
the track. There is no good reason why cows shouldn't also be put
through their paces."
The initial proposal is for racecows between the ages of three and
five to compete over a mile. The cows would be jockeyless and, much
like greyhounds, would chase an attractive moving target. David
Howie has suggested an electric rail which would propel a life-sized
farmer carrying a mini-trough.
of the Farmers Union gave cautious backing to the plan, but called
for more support from government for British farmers. "Diversification
In Action is one thing but to have dairy cows charging round a track
urged on by excited racegoers is bound to have an effect on yield".
are horses on the way out..
and cows on the way in ?