I keep hearing synthetic surfaces are the reason track handle is down and they are not gambling because of it, well not true , i mean it is has been bad economic times not only facing the racetrack industry but america wide.
The problem with horsemen is they could never be wrong, even the rash of drug infractions, it's always a mistake in labratory testing and acts of screaming innocent behavior. Im sorry but horse trainers and track management incompetence is leading contributing factors for the decline in the horse racing sector. I think you would have to be a drunken sailor to want to bet your hard earned cash and bet on horses to which some trainers usage of prohibited drugs, cheating in other words and managements soft suspensions.
PS the top trainers in country , how many times they been caught, yeah bet your own money trainers !