Letter to the Editor: Steve Venosa


Turfway Park | Coady

You've all heard this song before, I'm sure, but humor me. I was co-owner of a horse who was running at Turfway Park last week. So I sent the requisite information to the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to get licensed in the state before the horse ran Dec. 31. In speaking with a woman in the office, I was asked if I wanted to get a one-year or two-year license. Since I don't often run horses, I decided on the shorter option only to be told my “one-year” license would only be good for the one remaining day of 2021. So my choices were to pay for a one-year license that would be good for one day or pay for a two-year license I don't need. I politely pointed out to the woman that this made very little sense and she agreed with me, but told me there was nothing she could do. I know we have plenty of problems in our industry–and this probably isn't near the top of the list–but if we can't get stuff like this right, how can we possibly handle the big stuff?

Steve Venosa, SGV Thoroughbreds

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