Opinion: Horse Racing Needs Innovation ‘More Than Ever’ To Survive

by | 09.12.2017 | 10:28am

Much has been written about what horse racing should do to attract new fans to the sport. It seems that opinions are divided between those that feel the sport is dying to those that do not believe the outlook is that bleak.

In a column written for Gaming Today, Robert Mann believes that innovation must be at the forefront of racing's quest to grow. Mann says that tracks that have come up with new wagering ideas – such as Kentucky Downs' Jockey7 Wager and the ‘Pick 10 Survivor Wager' that The Meadowlands will implement during its upcoming race meet as positive steps. Legalizing sports betting across the country would also help.

“Horse racing needs innovation more than ever.,” Mann says. “More than just praise for new ideas, monetary support by the players and the industry is what's needed.”

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