Horse Racing

Horse Racing needs to embrace criticism

by Burton DeWitt – special to

Don’t kid yourself; you don’t care about horse racing. At the very least, you don’t care about it 362 days a year.

You might, might, watch the Kentucky Derby. Fine.

If you don’t have plans, heck, you might, might, even watch the Preakness.

And if, but only if, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winners are the same, you’ll watch the Belmont Stakes. You’ll cheer for that horse, hoping he’ll win the Triple Crown.

Then, then, then what? When he loses? You’ll just forget his name.