Take ARCI survey for input on racing
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In that effort, the ARCI on Wednesday at Los Alamitos will conduct the last of 28 focus groups at tracks across the country, with participants including horse owners, trainers, jockeys, fans, veterinarians, track management, breeders, racing officials and regulators.
"We appreciate that issues can only be addressed if people work together," Martin said. "We seek to assess what problems people need to have addressed, the options to do that, and the path that a consensus can be built around."
The online survey is designed to augment the focus groups. Martin encourages industry organizations, including those for fans and handicappers, to circulate the survey among their memberships and beyond.
"The questions are deliberately designed to probe where people are at on ideas currently being proposed, as well as giving respondents the opportunity to tell us what they think the major changes should be," Martin said. "The more responses the better.
"The racing industry is currently divided, and those divisions are generating negative publicity and ill will. Unless we get everyone on a common path, these divisions will continue to the detriment of the sport. Nobody can solve all of racing’s problems overnight, but we are going to try to get people on a path that will result in positive change."