Horse Racing: Its History and Future



As horse enthusiasts gear up for the Kentucky Derby, some Ohioans are mourning the loss of Beulah Park Racetrack, which is set to shut its doors this weekend. We’ll look at the pressure tracks feel to compete with the state’s new “racinos,” and we’ll take a look at horse racing from its elite origins in the US to the issues facing the sport in the future.


  • Melissa Hoppert , sports editor and horse racing writer for New York Times
  • Steven Riess, History Professor, emeritus, Northeastern Illinois University
  • Eric Mitchell, Editorial Director and Editor-in-Chief, The Blood-Horse magazine

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