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Pointing the finger back at the horsemen

Updated: December 4, 2010, 8:14 PM ET
By Jeremy Plonk | Special to ESPN.com

From the competitors' standpoint, horse racing is, and has always been, a prize-money sport. Somewhere along the line, that has been lost in the discussion. It's no different than professional golf, auto racing, tennis, bowling, boxing or any other prize money sport. You must compete successfully to reap the rewards. No one is entitled to anything.

Try telling that to horsemen in any state in America, who seem to think because they simply chose to compete in this sport that they are entitled ...

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