Race­horse own­ers cry foul over Metro Turf plans to shut down

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - SPORTS -

Af­ter tak­ing huge losses for the year, the own­er­ship of the Metro Turf rac­ing club has in­formed the Philip­pine Rac­ing Com­mis­sion of in­ten­tions to shut down op­er­a­tions for three months start­ing Jan. 1.

In a Nov. 30 let­ter signed by chair Nor­berto Quisumb­ing, Metro Turf cited the pro­lif­er­a­tion of il­le­gal on­line cock­fight­ing and high rac­ing taxes as two of the rea­sons why the coun­try’s third race­track has lost so much.

And as this tran­spired, sev­eral race­horse own­ers and breed­ers have raised a howl, hav­ing in­vested on the Batan­gas race­track.

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