Hello, my name is John Cherwa and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we ponder how long is too long to figure out a winner.
Though the feature Saturday at Del Mar was the $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes, the race that had everyone talking was the third, where stewards took well in excess of 10 minutes to call a race a dead heat. OK, I understand the need to get it right, but we have this fancy new piece of equipment called a computer that can cut things down to a pixel.
Kudos to Simon Bray and Dave Weaver of TVG, I think those were the guys, who wouldn’t let the issue die as we waited and waited.
In an interview...