My recent blogs and posts regarding racing safety and surfaces, have drawn enough interest to have some of the racing reporters who do not exist as shills for the industry, asking tougher questions. You see, American racing has said forever that safety is paramount while ignoring clear cut actions that can reduce equine fatalities. This shell game just isn't going to cut it anymore with consumers of the sporting/entertainment product. It's gratifying to see data, rather than short sighted profit oriented opinions, winning the day.
I have also been hit with many questions. For example, there are folks who think the racing surface debate is new. It is not! In fact American racing has possessed absolutely clear cut data regarding the safety of synthetics for many years.
After a brief search, since the California Santa Anita equine deaths have caused the current uproar, I thought my readers would find the DECADE OLD linked article very interesting! Here's the link.
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.