Racing! And now, the end is near, and so we face …

Hello, my name is John Cherwa, and welcome back to our horse racing newsletter as we ponder the end of the racing year.

I don’t know about you, but I’m looking forward to no racing next week. I know this newsletter has been going only a few months, but the break will be good. It also got me thinking if the racing calendar is just too long?

A plus to fewer dates would, in theory, be fuller fields. It would be a nice break for horsemen, although that’s not to say they can go away because the horses need attention every day, regardless of racing.

Negatives would be if you aren’t racing, you aren’t making money. That’s a tough one. You have these big...