Horsemen Working With Meadowlands Racetrack Officials To Strengthen Racing

Meadowlands horsemen met with track operators on Monday to discuss ways to adapt the racing product in the face of competition from neighboring tracks whose purse money is bolstered by other forms of gaming


The meeting, which had a strong turnout from trainers and owners, was led by SBOANJ President Tom Luchento, Meadowlands Racing Secretary Peter Koch and Brittany Farms Racing Manager Myron Bell.

"It was a very productive meeting," Luchento said. "The horsemen are clearly willing to help in working to make things better for everyone involved in the sport - the owners, track operators and horseplayers."


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It is too bad more tracks wouldnt take this attitude. Owners, trainers, drivers seem to be the last people that racetracks want input from. Race Secretary's never ask trainers what they think could help fill races, or how to make more competitive fields. Standardbred racing is useing condition sheets that are photo copied week after week. Horsemans ideas might not be what managements are, but at least listen.

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