Survey: Most Horseplayers Will Not Change Wagering Post-PETA Scandal

by | 03.26.2014 | 5:39pm

According to a survey conducted by, most horseplayers do not plan to change their wagering habits following the scandal surrounding PETA's undercover investigation of trainer Steve Asmussen's barn. According to a report by The Blood-Horse on the survey, which collected more than 800 responses, 78.1 percent of respondents selected 'no change' when asked how the story would impact their habits.

The survey determined that most of the audience oppose a federal takeover of racing (57.3 percent), but a narrow majority of the survey takers had no response when asked what agency should oversee regulation of the sport (29.2 percent).

Racetrack organizations, including CDI, NYRA, and The Stronach Group, received less than 3 percent of votes in response to that question.

Read more at The Blood-Horse

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