It was just a small item buried in the middle of the Thoroughbred Times TODAY, last November 19, but it aroused in me a deep sense of foreboding as an omen of a dark future for racing:;Mountaineer Race Track, the Chester, West Virginia, track officially has changed its name from Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort to Mountaineer Casino Resort and Racetrack."
Arnold Kirkpatrick (14 February 2008 - Issue Number: 7 )

I've been to the Kentucky Derby 27 times -16 as a member of the press as part of a team of writers and photographers who covered it for the Thoroughbred Record, and the others in every capacity from a drunk in the infield to the ultra-exclusive box reserved for heads of state and some of the biggest bigwigs invited to the race.
Arnold Kirkpatrick(01 July 2007 - Issue Number: 4 )

It ain't gonna happen - not in this country, not now. . .and, most likely, never.The week prior to this year's Breeders' Cup, Daily Racing Form and Washington Post columnist Andrew Beyer launched a gratuitous missile at the US racing operation of the Maktoum Family in an article where he claiming that they are trying to "buy the game" and that .their domination of U.S racing will harm the sport in an important, if intangible way.
Arnold Kirkpatrick (19 October 2006 - Issue Number: 2 )