The Kentucky Observation

Famous aphorism attributed to Colin Huguenot upon observing the famous Kentucky Derby horse race:

"Centuries of precise breeding, allowing years of arduous training, permitting two minutes of exertion, granting a fleeting moment of glorious prominence or thankless obscurity. I suppose it must be just as heartbreaking for the horses."

Several hate crimes have been attributed - probably unfairly - to Hugeonot's comment on the mortal condition, most notably the spree of serial murderer Francis-Michael Upton. Upton famously claimed to his captors that his targeting of the chronically infirm and the homeless had 'culled the weaklings and strengthened the field'.

- Caleb Wentner

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