At Large

News Editor Tom LaMarra's commentary on issues and trends in Thoroughbred racing.

June 2009 - Posts

Hey, Kentucky--New Jersey's Not That Far Away

As a native of New Jersey, I had the displeasure of witnessing a once-proud horse racing industry deteriorate. The third-biggest circuit in the country in terms of quality and pari-mutuel handle didn't go away overnight; it took about 25 years.... Read More

Does the KY Legislature Really Understand Racing?

It was a cringe moment, and not the first. During his June 22 presentation before the Kentucky Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee, David Edmunds of the Family Foundation, in an attempt to show how bad gaming is, discussed how casino owner Louis DeNaples lost his license in Pennsylvania. ... Read More

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