The common consensus in The Sport of Kings is the need for transparency. The lack of it casts a negative stigma on our game which we don’t need, and makes it all the more difficult with the myriad other issues the sports faces to grow or restore our game to what it once was.
The Jockeys’ Guild is addressing this as well. Under Terry Meyocks leadership The Guild has their finger on the pulse of the most significant and important issues we face. Transparency is tough to enforce. many jurisdictions outside the US are well ahead of us in this area. All have central governing bodies and uniformity in rules, something Past the Wire has been advocating for years.
With exchange wagering available in New Jersey, and likely to expand, transparency becomes even a more pressing issue.