So, in case you don't know, I read a lot of ESPN horse articles, and Jeremy Plonk is definitely one of my favorite journalist.
His latest article "All the Ducks are in Line" outlines the ideas behind what could revive the horse racing industry for the public. Many people say "you need a superstar horse" but Plonk argues, how many more do you need?
We have a lot of strong horses out there right now, making this years Breeder's Cup Classic a must see race this year. But Plonk argues that the public is still not that interested. Everything is there, good horses, good people, and even a (hopefully) good movie coming. So if it doesn't happen now, what will it take? Much more than a good horse probably.
It's a really good article. Totally worth the read, check it out!
And also, Mine That Bird is making his debut this Sunday in the Firecracker at Churchill! Go Baby Go!