Opinion: Lawmakers Must ‘Make Tough Choices’ For Future Of Racing In Texas

“If Texas racing needs fixing, let the work begin,” says an editorial published Friday in the Star-Telegram. A one-day shutdown of racetracks across Texas this week sent ripples throughout the racing industry, and even after lawmakers announced they would provide funding for the Texas Racing Commission for three months, horsemen there still felt “no confidence […]

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WEST: Can Switch Beat Zenyatta?

Most of the talk surrounding Zenyatta is about whether she can win at Churchill Downs in November in the Breeders’ Cup Classic but Gary West takes a step back and sees some reason for concern in this weekend’s Lady’s Secret. It is true that Zenyatta struggles at the shorter distance of 1 1/16 miles and […]

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In a very critical piece featured on the pages of the Star-Telegram, Gary West has a moment of tough love for the Texas racing industry. After watching the races at Lone Star Park on the final day of the meet, West leads off his column ‘If that’s going to be Texas racing, why bother?’ […]

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After an exciting weekend of racing, Gary West offers a strong analysis of where we are on the Derby Trail so far. Above all, it’s hard to argue with his assessment that Eskendereya’s Fountain of Youth performance puts him on the very short list of elite contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby. Read it at […]

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