The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine: Diversity In American Racing

In the wake of the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, the topic of racial disparity has been all over mainstream news outlets. Questions about diversity, inclusion, and racism in horse racing have been simmering since the start of Black Lives Matter protests earlier this summer.

This week, the topic took center stage in horse racing news after a bloodstock agent was condemned for making racist posts on social media. Keeneland later announced it was excluding Tom VanMeter and his associated companies from its property while the organization investigates. VanMeter has apologized for his comments.

In this week’s edition of The Friday Show, editor-in-chief Natalie Voss sat down with Alicia Wincze-Hughes, career turfwriter and now communications director for the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, to get her thoughts on where the sport stands with diversity – and how it can improve. Hughes recently authored a column on the topic for the Thoroughbred Daily News which is available here.

Watch the Friday Show below and share your thoughts.

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