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