Horse racing - minus the Adam Smith laissez faire thing where slot cash was dumped into purses like a drug - is not a terrible bet for a government. Similarly, horse racing, minus the Adam Smith laissez faire thing, has a shot with the government guiding it. $100 million could certainly help.
Further tonight, hall of fame trainer and winningest trainer of Breeders Crown's, Bob McIntosh took a chance with a tweet.
I miss the 70's and 80's when drug trainers weren't around and horsemanship countedIt's always an interesting discussion in horse racing on social media, at the track or on chat boards. i.e. what was worse, the Ringers and rascals of the past, or modern under the radar pre-race, blood builders etc, a la the Tour de France?
— Robert McIntosh 52 (@Bob_Mcintosh52) March 30, 2014
Bob, who has been around the block about 1,000 times, gives you his opinion to that.