From the time it was announced that the slot money in Ontario, Canada would no longer go toward horse racing there's been a scramble to figure out how to save the industry.
Greg Gilchrist had to work hard to get somewhere as a trainer, but his efforts and perseverance paid off. Then one day he quit.
Standing less than 5 feet tall and training a one-horse stable, Pete Anderson is literally and figuratively the little guy. The thing is, he's having a giant of a year.
The Triple Crown has never been hotter and the Breeders' Cup is doing just fine, but the other 361 days of the year struggle mightily to generate any enthusiasm among the general public.
Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron has started his second career in horse racing as general manager of Santa Anita.