Cohen: The ugly truth about horse racing

I admire Mr. Cohen, he has and continues to always speak up so very eloquently about this issue! Bravo Mr. Cohen, could not agree with you more!

Tuesday's Horse

Cross-posted from The Atlantic

BY ANDREW COHEN

There are essentially three types of people in horse racing.

There are the crooks who dangerously drug or otherwise abuse their horses, or who countenance such conduct from their agents, and who then dare the industry to come catch them. Then there are the dupes who labor under the fantasy that the sport is broadly fair and honest. And there are those masses in the middle—neither naive nor cheaters but rather honorable souls—who know the industry is more crooked than it ought to be but who still don’t do all they can to fix the problem.

The first category, the cheaters, are a small, feral minority still large enough to stain the integrity of the sport for everyone else. The second category, the innocents, also a small group, are more or less hopeless—if they haven’t figured out by now they are being wronged…

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