.... don't expect to race in a Meadowlands major stakes race.
In what is sure to be a lively and heated discussion about the future of the sports stars and personal property, Meadowlands' owner Jeff Gural has thrown it down:
People like betting on star power, and Gural announced that he’s going
to make horses sired by four-year-olds not eligible to the Meadowlands’
major stakes, including the Meadowlands Pace, the W.N. Reynolds
Memorial, and John Simpson Sr. Stakes
"Anybody in the entertainment business knows you need stars," said
Gural. "But the breeders have destroyed the ability to see our stars by
retiring our very best horses at their prime."
Gural said he has asked the Hambletonian Society, Woodbine Entertainment
Group, and The Red Mile to join him this year in making horses sired by
four-year-olds ineligible, but up to this point he said they've been
While, I'm at it with "wow's", can someone (who is a member of our solar system) tell me why there was no inquiry on this race (before the three quarters; around 1:58):