Ticker
  • Vale Dori (1-2) much the best in Del Mar's Tranquility Lake.Posted 3 hours ago
  • Made You Look (8-5) scoots away to victory in the With Anticipation.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Belvoir Bay (7-1) takes them all the way in the Torrey Pines.Posted 3 days ago
  • Strike Charmer (27-1) runs by Lady Eli late in the Ballston Spa.Posted 4 days ago
  • Masochistic (1-5) sprints to an easy victory in the Pat O'Brien at Del Mar.Posted 4 days ago
  • Arrogate (11-1) wins the Travers for fun in stakes record time!Posted 4 days ago
  • Flintshire (1-5) rolls up the rail to win the Grade 1 Sword Dancer.Posted 4 days ago
  • A.P. Indian (1-1) easily wins the Grade 1 Forego in stakes record time of 1:20.99.Posted 4 days ago
  • Drefong (3-1) dominates the Grade 1 King's Bishop every step of the way.Posted 4 days ago
  • Haveyougoneaway (10-1) gets there with a strong late in the Grade 1 Ballerina.Posted 4 days ago

Mel Stute on state of racing in California

Mel Stute, Fairplex Park's all-time leading trainer, was sitting in his private box this week and thinking back to the good ol' days.


He remembers a time when the industry was united and trainers and owners worked together to get things done.


He recalls a time when people actually showed up at the track to bet, rather than firing up their computers.

Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about Mel Stute on state of racing in California...

The big stables were still coming out (frank Martin, Campo, etc,) well into the 70's and it was great to see ones like Fort Marcy make the trip west several times. Jim French and many others
Were there automobiles back then? :)
I was on hand in the heyday when Winter racing meant all the great Eastern barns came out to test the Strub series and the big Cap and the crowds were huge
They are going to have to take a MAJOR step back, re-organize and remember just who the fan base is, My local track is a racino and the owners are pumping money into promoting the wrong aspect,,,Just like most Racinos..and racing suffers for it.
Lots of people talking but few leaders willing to emerge and tackle it. Could use a Bob Lewis right now.
Good guy who helped Snow Chief become one of the few Cal-bred millionaires

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories