Race against a million deaths begins at Tucson’s C-Path

When I’ll Have Another won the Kentucky Derby in May, no one talked about the hundreds of millions of dollars each year that is lost by the owners of the thousands of horses that lose countless races. Now, imagine a horse race impossibly longer and riskier than the derby, not a mile and a half long and completed in just under two minutes and two seconds, but a race stretching from New York to Los Angeles, not run on a groomed track but on a mere path and taking even the best horse about 10 years to complete at a cost to the owner of about a billion dollars.

That’s right: 10 years and a billion dollars.