When It Comes To Transparency, Horse Racing Has A Lot To Learn From The US Open

“Contrast this with an incident at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 8, when, as first reported by Daily Racing Forma race was run at the wrong distance. As the official record of the race, the Equibase chart, reads, in all caps, “THIS RACE WAS SCHEDULED FOR ONE MILE AND ONE SIXTEENTH BUT WAS RUN AT ONE MILE AND ONE FURLONG DUE TO THE GATE BEING PLACED IN THE WRONG LOCATION.”

Thus, the two-year-old horses in the race, most of which had never raced before, with the other having run only once, actually ran…”

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