Here we are with 48 hours to go until the Derby and the impasse between TrackNet and TVG goes on, an appeal by a number of major horsemen’s groups to find a temporary settlement for the good of the sport appears to have fallen on deaf ears. I would not expect someone from Magna to step forward and play the role of a biblical Solomon here and display some wisdom and do what is right for the sport. Magna has never had the good of the sport incorporated into their business plan.
This Solomon should come from Churchill Downs(CDI). Churchill can’t be totally oblivious to their custodial duties for the Kentucky Derby as an American institution, even if those duties are not detailed in their articles of incorporation.