Breeders’ Cup 2011 – What a mess! – Horse Racing – MiamiHerald.com
There have been multiple reasons why horse racing has declined as a viable sport over the last five years. The three main causes that come to mind are drug scandals, race-day medication debates, and the breakdown of high profile horses such as Barbaro and Eight Belles. However, this year has brought forward a new wrinkle that not many folks would have ever expected – the lack of sufficient talent among North American thoroughbreds.