Today a local political friend and horseman took exception with my post yesterday explaining why I and others are leaving Minnesota Thoroughbred breeding to breed elsewhere. In simple terms, he told me my data conclusions were wrong.
Since challenged, here is the exact core data which illustrates how poor the true Thoroughbred breeding results in Minnesota have been, and how they are dramatically worse than other racing and breeding states. Again, these are results, not silly irrelevant actions or falsely portrayed propaganda.
He, and many others, should possibly try to understand that people have abandoned Minnesota Thoroughbred breeding at a rate faster than any other racing state in the union because the Minnesota "economic" breeding elements have combined to nearly destroy this important element of our agricultural economy through inaction, or poor action!
It's often a mistake to tell a 65 year old retired guy with time on his hands, who spent his life mastering data analysis, spreadsheets, data bases and Microsoft Office, that his data is wrong. Just sayin.
Dave Astar is a race horse owner, stallion owner, breeder, 40 year business executive, and 50 year handicapper.