The saga over how to reinvent the NYRA franchise just goes on and on. With each passing day the politicians involved look more like poorly trained surgeons trying to separate a three-headed child; bits of blood, bone and tissue are already beginning to drop to the statehouse floor as decisions are made on the fly about who will get the heart, the brain and the lungs. When they are done the NYRA that remains isn’t likely to resemble anything familiar and the life expectancies of Aqueduct and Saratoga just got much shorter. If Spitzer gets his way in ten years racing in New York might resemble Florida, with Belmont looking more like Gulfstream (oh no) and Saratoga suffering the same fate as Hialeah.
Wouldn’t it be nice if politicians were required to have malpractice insurance?