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Letter To The Editor: Economics, Not Medication, Is Racing’s No. 1 Challenge

There is no doubt in my mind that racing must bear down on the drug issue to build confidence in the sport among fans and bettors. But I don’t believe the decline in racing is caused by this very important problem. Bettors have suspected chicanery in racing for a long, long time, but they stick […]

The Friday Show Presented By Walmac Farm’s Core Beliefs: Racing’s Unbreakable Records

Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen’s unprecedented 10,000th career win, registered at Oaklawn on Feb. 20, came just a couple of weeks after LeBron James surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the National Basketball Association’s all-time leading scorer. The latter record, 38,387 points, set by Abdul-Jabbar at the end of a 20-year career in 1989, was a […]

Letter To The Editor: Regulatory Veterinarians Shouldn’t Act With Impunity

To The Editor: On Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, my first-time starter, a filly named Royal Blood, was scratched by the Gulfstream Park veterinarian for unknown reasons. Immediately after I heard this troubling information that she was scratched, I personally requested my attending vet to check on the filly in the receiving barn at Gulfstream. After […]

View From The Eighth Pole: In Baffert-Churchill Battle, There Are No Winners

Can both sides in a dispute be wrong? In a word, yes. Watching the long, drawn-out legal battle between Churchill Downs Inc. and Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is both painful and tiresome. It’s painful because of the way it has taken some of the joy away from what is one of the most […]

Voss: What I Learned From Writing About Greyhound Racing

There are lots of times that I’m relieved not to be a radio or television reporter, for all kinds of reasons. It’s an awkward thing, having to approach someone and say, essentially, “How does it feel to watch your job disappear?” But that was the assignment I’d dealt myself when I set out to research […]

Martin: ‘It’s Easy To Shoot A Messenger Who Says Things Many Quietly Think’

In an ongoing dialogue about the efficacy and feasibility of Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority, Ed Martin, president of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, levied the following response to what he referred to as an “attack” by Jim Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club. Earlier pieces of the dialogue are […]

Racing ‘Cannot Survive If History Keeps Repeating Itself’: Gagliano Argues Against Status Quo

In Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) President Ed Martin’s letter to the Thoroughbred Daily News on Feb. 2, he once again defends the status quo with few facts and no real solutions to racing’s lack of national uniformity in rules and regulations for safety and medication control. Ed has been defending the status quo […]

ARCI Commentary: Potential Regulatory Chaos Necessitates Another Delay Of FTC Action On HISA Rules

The Association of Racing Commissioners International (ARCI) has formally asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to set aside and temporarily not approve proposed anti-doping and medication control rules proposed by the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) until the constitutionality of the HISA Act is determined by the Courts. “This has nothing to do with […]