With horse racing under a microscope because of increased awareness of equine fatalities at Santa Anita earlier this year, regulators and stakeholders in California have responded with a series of changes to medication rules and safety protocols that appear to have lowered fatality rates and are gaining nationwide attention.
In this week's edition of The Friday Show and with Scott Jagow on vacation, Ray Paulick is joined by Gary Fenton, managing partner of Little Red Feather Racing and vice chairman of Thoroughbred Owners of California, to talk about progress that has been made to address the issue.
As an executive with one of racing's most successful partnerships, Fenton also weighs in on the kinds of questions prospective owners are asking about the industry and how those questions are evolving in the wake of the increased scrutiny the game is under.
A horseplayer who participated in the National Horseplayers Championship finals in Las Vegas, Fenton offers his thoughts on late odds changes and a possible solution.
Watch the Friday Show below and share your thoughts.
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