In the $Multi-Billion Racing Industry, Backstretch Workers Live Deplorably

Horseracing Wrongs

Recently, WBAL in Baltimore accompanied area politicians on a tour of the Laurel Park backside – more specifically, the living quarters for the backstretch workers. That they live this way in an industry littered with billionaire owners and millionaire trainers (see below) is, in a word, unconscionable. By the way, the workers “housed” at Laurel and tracks across the country are the same workers those well-heeled industry folks – starting with the despicable Doug O’Neill – are now so shamelessly and blatantly exploiting with their “save their jobs” campaign. Yes, save the jobs that make this kind of living possible…

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