Those who know me understand that it has always
been my nature to present my point of view although it was often
outside of the mainstream thinking. On several occasions I have
written articles for industry magazines.
In 1991, I wrote several articles for the
California Horsemen and The International Horsemen. Since my
articles were controversial, I titled all the articles, "For What
It's Worth." I wanted the reader to realize that these are my
personal feelings. So here are some old articles written
exactly as they appeared in 1991. Read them and tell me what
you think. I have added some after thoughts to each article.
It is still my judgment, that a good portion of
the issues that I touched on in the past are still important issues
facing the thoroughbred industry today. I would love to
discuss these topics with you and hear your side of these issues, for whatever your opinion is
These various articles give my point of view on
several issues pertinent to our business.
Wine parallels the Wine Industry with the Thoroughbred Industry and
discusses economic cycles.
discusses the influence of progress on our lives and competition in
attracting sports fans.
Changing Shape concerns methods of determining stud fees and touches on breeding
concerns the increased use of medication and
what it does to and for our lives and its effects on the horses we
so love. Be sure to explore the many interesting links
contained in the text of this article.
I have continued my
commentaries in recent year in the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's
Newsletter in articles also entitled
"What It's Worth." You
will find them located at the NYTHA Website under Newsletters which
can be reached directly by clicking on
They run from July 2003 through December of 2005. for you
convenience, I have published them on here on my website.