Seriously, what are they thinking?
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The list of challenges the sport of horse racing faces is long. Not appearing on that list of problems: “Field sizes are too big!”
The correlation between field size and handle is proven. The more horses in a race, the higher the payoffs and the more attractive the betting propositions.
But that didn’t deter the New York Racing Association from its upside-down world decision to limit field sizes in juvenile maiden races at the upcoming Saratoga meeting.