Polo Deaths Video: Did ESPN’s Investigation Tell Us Anything We Didn’t Already Know?
by Fran Jurga | 7 May 2009 | The Jurga Report
ESPN’s E-60 investigation of the Palm Beach polo pony death debacle aired Tuesday night. In case you missed it, I’ve posted it for you to watch and share.
Maybe there’s nothing new here, but at least it’s more elegantly presented than what we have been seeing. I expected something much edgier but this comes across quite sympathetic to the polo community, as befitting a sports network production.
The trouble is, I don’t think that this story is over yet. Far from it, is my prediction. You’ll be seeing these faces again; this is a nice ending to chapter one.
Once again, ESPN has impressed me with their willingness to take on a horse-related story from a fringe, non-televised sport outside their for-profit realm; they have also made it possible to share the entire segment with The Jurga Report readers. Thank you!
Please check the April 2009 archives of The Jurga Report for additional posts on the tragic polo pony deaths.