HANA board member Cary Fotias let fly (in his usual way) in a recent interview for the Saratogian.
"If you want this game to thrive, takeout is the number one issue. Without that, you are going nowhere.”
“You know what you should have? One number: 1-800-BET-HORSES! You’ve got way too many races and way too many tracks.
"We all know what’s going on, and the chemists are ahead of the testing labs. If you’re gonna juice horses, let us in on who is doing it. What is the ROI of the vets"
Fotias cited the example of Ellis Park, the small Kentucky track, that has 400 simulcasting agreements, as an example of the maize of relationships in racing.
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