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Time to end the neglect

Updated: October 17, 2012, 12:17 PM ET
By Paul Moran | Special to ESPN.com

There will never be a day when horseplayers return to the track in meaningful numbers. They are gone forever, sequestered in homes armed with computers and cell phones, scattered at simulcast facilities and off-track betting parlors, which have become senior centers. Their survival and activity is evident in the betting pools but the players have largely abandoned the sport's live venues great and modest.

There are exceptions, but only two: Saratoga in the summer, Keeneland in the spring ...

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