Vic Zast

From the perspective of being an owner, an industry pioneer in corporate sponsorship, a track president and fan, Vic Zast writes the "Destinations" column for The Blood-Horse. His five-star ratings of international events have shed light on racing in all corners of the globe - from England, Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai to Japan.

Vic is a regular contributor to, a columnist for the Illinois Racing News and has written on racing for, National Public radio and The Age, Australia's leading daily.

Vic makes his home in Chicago and lives in Saratoga Springs in August.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Comment of the Week, Tim’s Comment No. 7

Here's a quick, concise comment by Tim that helps us all understand that the sport is dominated by an aging audience and a non-caring management.

Tim says:
23 Aug 2010 at 11:41 pm | #

Read an article in the Daily News on Sunday about the number of OTB parlors closing throughout the city. There was a paragraph that really said it all mentioned the fact that most racing fans are fifty years of age or older. That got me thinking that this horse racing thing is like the vinyl record. We still have a few laying around somewhere put they are never played. All we have is a memory of a bygone era. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve tried suggesting things to improve the game but in reality this game is for the wealthy who don’t give a rats ass what the common fan thinks.

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