Tuesday, March 3, 2009
TBA blogger Left at the Gate's post today, Good News is No News, calls attention to something we need more of in racing -- positive news!
At the Feb. 26 meeting of the California Horse Racing Board, equine medical director Dr. Rick Arthur presented some very promising statistics about California's synthetic tracks. According to Arthur, “We have had one racing fatality at Santa Anita since December 31, and in Northern California we have not had a racing fatality since the Golden Gate meet started on December 26. We went back through the records going back to 2004 and could not find a major racing track with dirt that had no fatalities for a month. Apparently the rain or maintenance changes or other changes solved some of the problems."
In an industry where bad news is sensationalized, it's great to see someone pointing out something positive. Thanks, Left at the Gate!