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Why They Can’t Get It Right

In the words of Thomas Sowell “It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.” Yet, horse … Continue reading

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Virginia Racing Dormant

It all came crashing down in Virginia today when the operator of Colonial Downs told the Virginia Racing Commission it will turn in its license and close due to the commissions failure to approve a newly proposed horsemen’s group. The … Continue reading

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Do They Wear Blinkers?

What is it that causes the so called regulators of the California Horse Racing Board and the New York Gaming Commission to be so lax in their punishments? Can they not see past the plight of the violator? The rulings … Continue reading

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Are They Impaired?

The outrageous adjudication offered by the CHRB in O’Neill should certainly convince those with knowledge of the circumstances that the present system of regulators being appointed by governors and racing commissioners simply is not effective. Violators are slapped on the … Continue reading

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Is It Contagious?

Is there a contagious disease circulating among stewards and racing commissioners that causes them to lose any will power they might have to do what is obviously the right thing?          Could it be that they are … Continue reading

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More Incompetence With Impunity

Racing in this country has many problems but simply put, the drug problem is one created by incompetent regulators who have imposed slap on the wrist punishments upon trainers who should have been given years and not days. This applies … Continue reading

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More Incompetents With Impunity

According to yesterday’s Paulick Report the Delaware Park Stewards suspended trainer Julio Cartagena for two years for the presence of class one drugs Nikethamide and N-ethylnicotinamide in a sample taken from one of his horses in September of last year. … Continue reading

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