The Horseplayer's Association's President Jeff Platt has written an open letter to horseman and tracks regarding all the fighting going on right now in the US.
This is exactly the kind of mess the industry doesn't need at a time when the last thing the industry needs is any kind of mess at all.
Everyone involved in this mess - EVERY board member of the TOC, THG, TVG, YouBet, TwinSpires, and everyone on every board at EVERY track in North America: ALL OF YOU should be hanging your heads in shame over this.
YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR BIGGEST ASSET: THE CUSTOMER.
HANA has mentioned that they do not have enough Canadian clients and they want more. Sign up here if you want to. It is for a good cause and it's free.
Tomorrow's standardbred Hambletonian Poll should be interesting: Shadow Play won again, and Mister Big came 8th, probably because of sickness. He did not look good at all. I wonder if the one voter that ranks Mister Big first each week will change his vote?
Darryl Kaplan in his monthly take on racing shouts a similar mantra. I was going to comment on this, but frankly, the piece speaks for itself. If you only read one thing about racing this month, make it this.
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