Has horseracing's Triple Crown lost its luster?

Friday, June 06, 2008

Horse racing is now a $15 billion industry, according to New York Times sportswriter Joe Drape. Joe spoke with The Takeaway about how racing has changed since the days of Seabiscuit, the prospects for Big Brown in this weekend's race, and the incredible popularity of the Times' racing blog, The Rail.

Notable quotes:

"You can't be killing horses on national television."
"Without a hoof, there's no horse."
"They've taken the heroes out of horse racing."
-- Joe Drape

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