With the Preakness coming up here in Maryland, it's time things changed for the better in America's horse racing industry, which long ago drifted far from the values of sport.
It is increasingly difficult for honest horse owners to succeed and for honest betters to get a fair shake as unscrupulous trainers continue to jeopardize the welfare of both horse and jockey for the sake of winning in the absence of consistent regulations and serious enforcement.
The only sure bet is that horses each week are made to pay a shocking toll in deaths and injuries.
Unlike most sports with national standing, there is no single governing body that oversees horse racing. Instead,...