There are nine grade 1 stakes this Saturday — five at Belmont Park and four at Santa Anita — leading up to the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1
If timing is everything, then a tip of the hat to Parx Racing for its wise scheduling of the Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion on Saturday.
Unlike NFL, horse racing doesn’t have a league or single commissioner to oversee it. But horse racing can’t hid behind built-in excuses for its problems or it could face federal regulation.
I am among the 50 voters in the weekly National Thoroughbred Racing Association horse poll. It’s a privilege, for sure. And another chance to be told I know nothing about horse racing, which I would disagree. I know something about horse racing.