Former Owner – ‘Racing Sustainable?’

Where is the plan?

My views on racing management and all the problems in the industry have been posted on numerous occasions in Sporting Post.

Having disposed of the last of my racing stock earlier this year, and given my decision not to renew my colours, I can now be classed as an ex-owner, writes Len Bloch in the Sporting Post Mailbag.

I now really do feel that my actions have been justified based on the ‘p*#% poor’ fields on offer for today’s racemeetings.

At Turffontein there are average field sizes of 7 horses and Cape Town, up on their normal average of about 6 per field, to 9 today.

How do the powers that be hope to generate the turnovers required in order to finance future racing with the fare on offer?

I have noticed that the ‘big name’ owners have larger strings and the ‘breeding community’ have a vast number of horses racing in their own colours.

Seems to me that the ‘bread and butter’ owners are all but gone from the game.

I can expand on what I have written, but will not.

Comments would be much appreciated.

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