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Triple Crown winner won't fix horse racing

Even as Tom Chuckas watched more people pour into Pimlico Race Course last weekend than the vintage track has ever held, the president of the Maryland Jockey Club knew better than to think he was witnessing the salve to Thoroughbred racing's ills.

 

Though the electricity of what began beneath the Twin Spires on May 5 was still reverberating in front of Kevin Flanery's eyes, the president of Churchill Downs racetrack understands as much as anyone how much repair must take place for the industry to get its house in order.

 

Even if I'll Have Another does what no horse has in the last 34 years and completes the Triple Crown sweep in the Belmont Stakes on June 9, those who make their living in horse racing know it will take more than a singular moment to fully revitalize a sport many have tried to declare as being on life support.

 

The last month has proven that when racing does put its best face forward, it is capable of healing some of its own self-inflicted wounds.


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If the MJC can make the Preakness successful then what are they doing wrong the rest of the year ? All they do is cry poor mouth and ask for more hand outs from the state coffers. The Stronach Group is a 2.5 billion dollar company. Why don't they use their own money to bail out the MJC. The State gives in, the Horsemen give in, and MJC keeps their money.
I agree with the fact that a TC winner won't entirely fix horse racing but it will help the sport because it will allow for the sport to be viewed on a national stage in a positive light rather than in the negative light that racing has been viewed in as of late. Hopefully I'll Have Another will help out his sport and prove to all the world that horse racing is a sport where magic can happen.
Does anyone really think a Triple Crown winner will "fix" the industry? Maybe it will give incentive to look and and move forward fixing what we need to in the industry, in the correct manner of course.

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