Horses that can't possibly win the race
Why do horses race knowing they will never win. Is it for practice or training? What is the reason?
Answer: The horse does not know it will never win although some horses have a greater will to win so they try harder.
The trainer may be aware the horse will not win but his incentive to enter the horse is the training fees from the owner.
The horse might be capabe of winning but entered in an unsuitable race to maintain its fitness, protect it's handicap mark or to try out a different distance or going.