HAPPY THANKSGIVING HORSEMEN!   HERE'S WISHING EACH OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES THE BEST OF THANKSGIVING.  IT IS A TIME TO GIVE THANKS FOR ALL THAT WE HAVE THAT IS GOOD WHETHER IT BE MATERIAL OR SPIRITUAL.  IT IS ALSO A TIME TO REFLECT ON WAYS THAT WE CAN DO THINGS BETTER AND HOW WE CAN ADVANCE OURSELVES AND OUR GRAND PROFESSION.  TO BE SURE THERE WILL BE CONCERNS ON THE HORIZON SUCH AS THE CONTINUING PRACTICE AMONG SOME TO USE PERFORMANCE ENHANCERS ON THEIR RACE HORSES.  THIS SIMPLY HAS TO BE STOPPED IN FAVOR OF THE PRACTICE OF CLEAN RACING AND LETTING THE HORSE AND RIDER ALONG WITH THE TRAINER'S EFFORTS  GET THE BEST OUT OF THE RACEHORSE.   WE GOTTA CLEAN UP THE SPORT OR SOMEONE WILL DO IT FOR US.   WE GOTTA RACE CLEAN BECAUSE IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.   ANOTHER THING THAT WE  HAVE TO DO IS KEEP OUR WORD.  IF WE ENTER TWO HORSES IN A RACE RUN THEM BOTH-HEALTH PERMITTING OF COURSE.    IF I AM BEING A BIT PREACHY I APOLOGIZE.  BUT, IF WE DON'T CLEAN UP THE SPORT AND IF WE ENTER JUST TO MAKE A RACE GO EVENTUALLY WE WILL LOSE OUR FANS, OUR OWNERS AND OUR LIVELIHOOD.   IF EACH PERSON DOES THE RIGHT THING GOOD THINGS HAPPEN.  IF ONE OF US DOES THINGS WRONG OR IN A MANNER THAT IS UNLAWFUL, WE WILL ALL SUFFER.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING,  PAT BINGHAM FOR THE HORSEMEN