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Racing's impending crisis

Updated: July 25, 2012, 12:12 PM ET
By Bill Finley | Special to ESPN.com

Forget about drugs, breakdowns and negative media coverage, horse racing is about to get hammered by a problem that, if not handled right, could be more crippling than those issues combined. It's a horse shortage that is right around the corner and threatens to make racing a deadly, dreary betting game that would turn off even the most committed horseplayers.

When done right, horse racing can still be extremely successful. Combine quality racing, big fields and a nice venue and you get ...

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