Breeders' Cup stays off Broadway
What was intended to be shared around the country has beome a local event
Santa Anita Park is a lovely place and when desert brush on the nearby mountains is not afire, ash is not raining from the sky, the earth is not quaking, wind from the west is sufficient to disburse the smog and the temperature in autumn is closer to 70 degrees than 100, a fine venue for racing.
Breeder's Cup leadership has gone to great lengths to sully what was once the focus of the racing season.
The present-day Breeders' Cup resembles the original concept in no more than the most obtuse sense and this is not a development for the better.