Re: An Opportunity Wasted (363 Views)
Posted by: shanahan
Date: March 13, 2020 04:39PM
E - I'll bet they have, but it's not a real positive headline like horse deaths or drugging horses. THAT, they have time for...THIS is CNN. I remember CNN back in the day when Ted had it as a real news organization.
You make a good point, though. When I retired the 1st time, I wanted to work for a track in PR and do the kind of thing you refer to. And have gift shops sell quality merchandise like they do in real sports, not the crap you see everywhere you go in racing (sorry KNLD, even your stuff is less brand quality than it used to be - at east clothing). It's embarrassing what the Del Mar shops are selling , let alone GP.
I will say this for a track that has suddenly realized why all those TX license plates are at Oaklawn - purses up at Lone Star, commercials regularly for the last month on sports radio, expectations high. I didn't go one day last meet to Lone Star. I'll be there this year. It ain't hard. Regualrly have 2,000, but if there is a promotion - even $1 beer that has expiration date - it's 9,000.