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Frank Stronach

The Hong Kong Model

Eric Mitchell interviews Dr. Christopher Riggs, the Hong Kong Jockey Club’s top veterinarian, about the on-track pharmacy system there. Despite differences in how horses are trained and stabled in Hong Kong vs. America, it’s an enlightening exchange, particularly re: specific questions that vets have raised in response to racetrack owner Frank Stronach’s proposed reforms.

It’s Frank Speaking

… but it’s hardly frank talk in a Blood-Horse interview with Frank Stronach on the Magna bankruptcy and what it might mean for the racing industry. The transcription interview, begins with this illuminating exchange:

The Blood-Horse: Can you give us any insight into the Magna bankruptcy?

Stronach: “The horse community really has got to get together. There are so many flaws in the thing. We’ve got to correct it or otherwise racing will have a hard time.”

Read on, and learn that there are a few things (unstated) that Stronach would do differently and that his heart really, really is in the right place.