Mattress Mack: ‘Threats Of Fraud Are Real, Whether The Fraud Is Real Or Not’

Asked what he would like to change about the horse racing industry, Thoroughbred owner James “Mattress Mack” McIngvale told Thoroughbred Racing Commentary that he’d like to see a sport with zero tolerance for performance-enhancing drugs.

“Threats of fraud are real, whether the fraud is real or not, just like this last presidential election,” McIngvale told TRC. “Half the population doesn’t believe in the results. So, horse racing can’t be in that same boat. Cannot go there. It’s no fun when you’ve got no shot from the get-go.”

McIngvale pointed to the newly-signed federal Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act as a step in the right direction.

“[HISA], it’s very good, just has to be enforced,” he said. “People need to run these horses on hay, oats and water, just like we ran Runhappy. It makes the horses happier. It makes the betting more transparent. And the fans don’t think they’re an outsider looking in.”

Read more at the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary.

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