Kentucky horsemen need slots before the massacre begins

4 thoughts on “Kentucky horsemen need slots before the massacre begins”

  1. Sid –

    I believe you know where I stand on this issue.
    A billion dollar industry does not deserve a temporary crutch.

    A handout from the downtrodden so the status quo
    can be sustained and the can continue to create more problematic throughbreds out of the Commonwealth.

    That’ not right.
    Have a good day. 😉

  2. Yes Sid. I just re-read that again.

    While I sympathize with the plight of Glencrest and other farms in the commonwealth. I still cannot endorse alternative gaming in the key thoroughbred breeding state.

    The truth is that even if VLT’s are eventually installed in Kentucky it’s not going to start a revival of top flight thoroughbreds, it’s not going to put horse racing fans, it’s not going to put horse racing on the front pages of the sports sections, it’s not going to solve the problems that need to be solved from breeding farms to the backstretch.

    It’s simply going to delay it for 3 to 5 years,
    until someone finally addresses the state of the thoroughbred breed; the state of thoroughbred racing.

    As for the states such as Indiana which does have slots,
    I do not see an improvement in quality of their stock
    to rival Kentucky’s. If and when Ohio gets theirs
    I’d still doubt they’d pose a threat to the mighty Kentucky thoroughbred.

    In short, VLT’s in this key state will only delay progress.
    is that what we want ?

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