On Race, Racing Has “To Do More”

“We believe in equality and stand together with our community to end systemic racism.” These words were tweeted by the accounts of The Stronach Group’s racing properties on June 3, TSG being one of the few U.S. Thoroughbred racing entities to acknowledge the nationwide protests following the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna…

“Where is the conversation about race?”

George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officer on Kevin Chauvin on May 25. Floyd’s death was the latest in a long series of police killings of African-Americans, a roster that’s included names like Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, and many others. Within days, protestors took to the streets across the country. Within a week, the…

Remembering Jimmy Winkfield

The sport of horse racing is the only instance where the participation of blacks stopped almost completely while the sport itself continued—a sad commentary on American life…Isaac Murphy, so highly admired during his time for his skills and character, would have been ashamed of his sport.  –Arthur Ashe, quoted by Edward Hotaling in They’re Off!…