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The color no one in racing likes to see

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Horses head for the track at Keeneland/Photo by Rhonda Lane

No doubt – horse racing is a colorful sport.

Except there’s one color  no one likes to see at the track. Even if you’re a Kentuckian who  “bleeds blue” or your favorite horse is ridden under blue silks, the blue item we don’t like to see causes crowds to gasp and fans to worry.

That blue screen used to give privacy to a troubled horse freaks out everyone, but it doesn’t have to.

The thing is, many people see that blue screen and believe that the horse behind it is doomed.

And that’s unfortunate because it’s often not the case. And I believe that misconception costs racing some potential fans.

So, I have ideas on how this misconception can be countered.