Kennedy: 'Time We Take The Power Back'

Published: March 15, 2013 03:34 pm EDT

In a special Guest Trot Blog entry by owner/trainer Brittany Kennedy, the 26-year-old takes the time to explain the beauty in the beleaguered Dresden Raceway, but also sends out a call for horsemen in the province to take the power back.

Kennedy takes the time to note that the raceway's live programs "usually offer a couple of top classes, some cheaper classes and classes geared towards youngsters just getting started.

After explaining that "top trainers such as hall of famer Bob McIntosh have used the half-mile oval to start future champions as well as compete in Ontario Sires Stakes events for years," Kennedy sends a call out to the Ontario horse racing industry to take the power back.

"I believe it's high time we take the power back. As horsemen, we would have no problem with the panel’s mandatory accountability. We want to put on a great show, we want to bring in new patrons, we want a facility we can take pride in, bring our owners and families to without hesitation. As it stands today, racing will not take place at Dresden, Windsor, Sarnia or Woodstock in 2013. That's a drastic change for all of us. Why not try to save one of them? We have all agreed that as the party most directly affected by these drastic decisions, we know what's in our best interest ahead of those currently planning our futures. Why not take the bull by the horn and use this track as an example."

To read Kennedy's Guest Trot Blog entry, click here.

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