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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.

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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

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