Chaotic state of horse racing
If rules and regulations changed from state to state for each sport, havoc would ensue. Or to look at it another way, the result would be horse racing.For just a moment, allow your imagination to wander into such a chaotic world. It wouldn't go there willingly, of course. You would never banish your imagination to such a place, but send it there for just a moment, for a glimpse. Imagine, for example, an NFL in which each team's state regulatory agency, its football commission, made its own rules, handed out penalties and determined eligibility.
Imagine an NFL in which each team's state regulatory agency ... made its own rules, handed out penalties and determined eligibility.
Stewards have an obligation to protect the bettors. But that decision [to disallow nasal strips at the Belmont Stakes] had the potential to confuse or mislead bettors.
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