Ray Paulick: Hancock’s call for a Racing Commissioner

Cross-posted from the The Paulick Report

by RAY PAULICK

As Thoroughbred racing and breeding sails through stormy waters without either a captain or a rudder on the ship, I am reminded that calls for a commissioner, a league office, a central authority—call it what you will—are not particularly new. Arthur B. Hancock III, the owner of Stone Farm in Paris, Ky., has long advocated federal legislation that would create a structure for the sport of racing and address many of the problems that have plagued us for decades.

Following is the complete text of a speech Hancock gave nearly 20 years ago at the University of Arizona’s Symposium on Racing in December 1991. What was true then is true today.—Ray Paulick

Go to the Paulick Report to read Mr. Hancock’s speech >>

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