The following letter appeared yesterday in both the East Bay Times and The San Jose Mercury News. It illustrates, yet again, how much the younger generations get it.
I’m a recent 18-year-old. I’ve lived near Golden Gate Fields my whole life. Until recently, I did not know the cruelty that occurred there. Yesterday, the horse “Big Laugh” was reported to have died. More than a dozen other horses did too in 2022. I’ve lived 18 years with this archaic stain dotting our waterfront. I don’t want concessions. I want this place shut down. The longer it remains, the more lives will be lost for nothing.
Thank you, Jacob.