We Should Reward Tracks That Help the Cause . . .

There's no doubt that Suffolk Downs in East Boston, home of gritty low-level claimers, has taken a leadership role on the aftercare and anti-slaughter issue! In this discussion I would like to see comments and articles thanking and possibly rewarding those tracks who will go the extra furlong to help our friends.

HERE'S TO SUFFOLK DOWNS!

http://www.boston.com/sports/other_sports/horse_racing/articles/2008/09/17/trainer_rides_to_the_rescue/

Read Thanks Suffolk (zero tolerance on horse slaughter):

http://jessicachapel.com/topics/suffolk-downs/page/3/

Keep in mind industry people who might say, "It's an added financial burden." No it's great publicity that may draw people to your track. If so, it more than pays for itself. It seems to me that the New England and Middle Atlantic states are in the forefront. Midwest, West Coast, let's hear from you . . .

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  • markinsacmarkinsac Member
    edited November 2013
    Cantor USA dot org:

    http://www.canterusa.org/

    Has recognized these tracks in their thoroughbred aftercare programs:

    PENN NATIONAL, THISTLEDOWN, TURF PARADISE, CHARLES TOWN, DELAWARE and ARAPAHOE PARK!

    If you look at these tracks plus SUFFOLK DOWNS, we only see tracks that are home to low-level claimers!

    IT'S MUCH APPRECIATED HOW THESE TRACKS, WHICH ARE ON SMALLER BUDGETS THAN THE BIGGER TRACKS, CARE!

    BELMONT? KEENELAND? SANTA ANITA?

    Don't worry Churchill, we won't hold our breath waiting for you . . .
  • markinsacmarkinsac Member
    edited November 2013
    I'm thinking of an event that could possibly promote and thank these tracks. And to do it in a way that would be fun and perhaps a little profitable.

    Think if we got a group of supporters together. We all opened up Advanced Deposit Wagering Accounts for let's say a sum of $20. On a given day, we wager only on these tracks that support the cause. We can do it several times a year, not all tracks will be open at the same time.

    Just an idea . . . plus some supporters will win a few bucks and your support of these tracks will help their bottom line too, as well as helping the horsemen.

    Money talks . . .
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