U.S. horse racing through a glass darkly

A racehorse steps onto the track during training. Image by Clarence Alford.

So as through a glass, and darkly The age long strife I see Where I fought in many guises, Many names, but always me. -- George S. Patton In an article by Paul Moran for ESPN he covers the Jockey Club Round Table on Matters Pertaining to Racing recently held in Saratoga. "There is no… Continue reading U.S. horse racing through a glass darkly

A lust to win, an incentive to cheat: The stain on American Thoroughbred racing

137th Preakness Stakes (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Researched and Written by JANE ALLIN Unlike some other organized sports in America, such as baseball, football and basketball, horse racing differs in several ways. Not only does it lack centralization in the form of a governing body to oversee regulatory policies and mandates, but it also does not provide its players with contractual salaries.… Continue reading A lust to win, an incentive to cheat: The stain on American Thoroughbred racing