Re: Justify it ain't so! (343 Views)
Posted by: melbatoast
Date: September 13, 2019 02:17AM
Word on the street is this story may have been leaked by the jockey club itself as a means to garner support for their Horse Racing Integrity Act bill.
No idea if that's true or not, just what someone told me and I think Byk almost alluded as much on his show Thursday morning. Believe he even went so far as to say we might even see more of these hit pieces in the coming weeks/months.
I want to believe these kind of rumors are untrue but TJC do seem pretty desperate to advance their National/Uniformity policy goals and it isn't like they haven't been known to be a bully in the past in order to get people to fall in line. That would be the epitome of surreptitious if they are behind these kind of leaks, essentially trying to undermine their own industry in order to advance an unpopular bill seemingly only they, PETA, and a few industry comrades support.
The thought of that being the case is nauseating so here's hoping my source is wrong. But people do deserve to know what might be happening "behind the curtain". Have a good weekend.