Well, when I blow it, I really blow it.
Apparently I really blew it when I called the Breeders Crown an "old boy's network". With respect to the article I had earlier posted about the Breeders Crown, my memory really failed me and I got sloppy. Since I always try to be accurate, I deleted the original entry and am posting a retraction here. As I was reminded:
have raced Breeders Crowns in the day and in the night----sent races to Down
Under as far back as 1998…have been @ the forefront of the international
simulcast including a large block of the BC races from Pocono last year…have
worked hard (and mostly in vain) to get international horses over here for the
Crown races…and lots of other initiatives. In the past 28 years we
have had rotation of tracks from Edmonton to Pompano as well as blocs of races
at one track and really worked had to get to the 12 races on one night
format. It puzzles me to be called an old boys' network since there is very
little backslapping going on, and of all races the BC has worked hard to
be flexible in format and conditions
Clearly I was wrong in my original characterization and I apologize accordingly..