No one called and appointed me commissioner of thoroughbred racing, but here's what I'd do if the invitation ever came:
the Breeders' Cup to its original one-day format rather than the
current two-day setup that debuted at Monmouth Park in 2007 and has
helped water down the Super Bowl of horse racing.
Can you imagine them playing the first half of the Super Bowl on a Saturday and the second half on Sunday?
I didn't think so.
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas told me last fall, many of the
current Breeders' Cup races could easily be eliminated - the Juvenile
races on turf are two that immediately come to mind - and that would
free up some money to perhaps make some of the other races more
lucrative, starting with the Classic, which currently has a purse of $5
Leave Oak Tree alone.