The Spitzer plan took nine months and raised as many questions as it answered and still doesn't answer who runs vlt's at Aqueduct.Another wrote:
Bruno knows and cares more about the past, present and future of racing than Spitzer and Silver will ever know in their lifetimes. He's also tired of Kentucky calling the shots in NY. My hats's off to Bruno and Larkin on this one!And one more:
NYRA has a summer of good weather at saratoga and everybody's drooling to give this bankrupt and corrupt group 30 more years and hundreds of millions more in tax payer subsidies.I appreciate hearing opposing views as always, and certainly understand peoples' frustrations with the present state of affairs, in particular the decaying infrastructure, both in the grandstands and backstretches. And while I don't believe that NYRA is corrupt, they're certainly bankrupt, though how much, or if they're at all really responsible is certainly a matter of debate in my view.
I've never been opposed to the idea of an alternative to NYRA, but I am opposed to the alternatives that have been presented. If Bruno had made his proposal 18 months ago, then perhaps it could have made a positive contribution in some way, especially of course with respect to OTB (especially not with respect to the creation of a new layer of politically-appointed bureaucracy). But at this late date, to make a proposal of such complexity that he has to know makes it politically and logistically impossible (not to mention completely dismissive of the land claim issue) is in my opinion plainly and simply obstructionist.