A Ledford piece reached the New York Times, in an article written by Bill Finley.
Some comments that cut to the chase:
Eric Ledford made his return to the Meadowlands on Thursday night, about 21 months after being arrested and charged with race fixing, about 21 months after the New Jersey State Police said it had “dealt a crushing blow to illegal activity in the sport of harness racing.”
How painfully ironic is that statement, huh?
Horseplayer thoughts - not news to us of course - that show how far we have to go in this business to gaining trust.
“I think all these guys are involved with that stuff,” said one of the bettors, Dom Stone.
David Philossoph, another bettor, had a different opinion.
“After what he did and what they found with his horses, I can’t believe he’s back,” he said.
As we have asked below, how hard is it for a racing commission to draft a simple rule, promote it and publicize it: If you are convicted of a crime related to racing, you are banned for life from racing.
Does anyone disagree? Will we ever get our sport back?