In the racing universe, the New York Racing Association, as meticulously detailed on these pages, is about as slick as they come. You have to be, really, in order to effectively spin dead horses. Still, occasionally they let their (marketing) guard down and allow a little truth to creep in. In a NYRA press release Sunday about the horse Big Engine, trainer Rudy Rodriguez was permitted this quote:
“He’s a nice, solid horse – he’s been like a piggybank for everyone who has had him.”
The racehorse as piggybank – there it is, in a nutshell.