Manitoba horse racing to be governed by new authority

The Manitoba Derby at Assiniboia Derby. John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press.
The Manitoba Derby at Assiniboia Derby. John Woods / Winnipeg Free Press.

Hmmm, this is interesting news concerning horse racing and who governs it. It’s from Manitoba, Canada.

The headline of the article published by the Manitoba Free Press reads: “Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority adding horse racing to regulatory responsibilities”. It states in part:

The Manitoba Horse Racing Commission currently regulates the industry. Legislation governing thoroughbred racing and harness racing in the province was last overhauled in 1987.

Responsibility for the Manitoba Horse Racing Commission was transferred to the Justice Department from the Agriculture Department about a year ago, paving the way for the proposed changes.

Darren Dunn, chief executive officer of the Manitoba Jockey Club, which operates Assiniboia Downs, said it makes sense to bring the horse racing industry under the LGCA.

Think this is the right governing body? Look how many times responsibility has been passed around.

Why is it that these horse racing commissions never seem to be enough to regulate the “sport”?

Read more https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/liquor-gaming-cannabis-authority-adding-horse-racing-to-regulatory-responsibilities-510485602.html »

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