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Anyte Greek Anthology 6. 312 The PET BILLY GOAT
Ἡνία δή τοι παῖδες ἐνί, τράγε, φοινικόεντα
θέντες καὶ λασίῳ φιμὰ περὶ στόματι,
ἵππια παιδεύουσι θεοῦ περὶ ναὸν ἄεθλα,
ὄφρ̕ αὐτοὺς ἐφορᾐ νήπια τερπομένους.
There was a huge outcry last year about inhumane goat races.
The ancient Greeks also raced goats but if this goat had purple reins it was a beloved indulged pet not some poor half feral animal? The mention of a temple and a god watching suggests this race may have been part of a festival?