Horse Race Insider John Pricci looks at the tough road ahead for Florida Thoroughbred racing, considering the barrel-racing controversy, in-fighting within the industry, proposed new casinos and other threats:
“The battle is not over. But right now, all momentum created by the veneer of “progress” is focused upon the “destination gambling” concept. Legislators in Tallahassee, mainstream news media, and public awareness, is thinking about the kind of gambling away that doesn't take place at racetracks. The perception is that Thoroughbred racing in Florida already is little more than a quaint notion.”
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