It's of Boswell's opinion that there is a need for other places in the state to have licenses, and I think we should be respectful of that, ... And I agree with his words that this is on the table and this is a starting point, or a suggestion, and we ask that it be done in the context of broader things...a Constitutional amendment should deal with the proliferation issue.
If I were a member of the legislature, the affect of Kentucky's horse industry on the expanded gaming issue would not be enough for me to vote 'yes,' ... It's got to make sense from a broader standpoint. The issue to me, which I think it is to most people, is more about how our children are educated, or about seniors, and the basic services provided by the government and the problems of funding and the infrastructure of government at the local level. It's about all these things that add up to what kind of Commonwealth we have and how we're going to pay for it.
Today, people fly in from around the world. The September sale stretches over 15 days. The first horse goes on the auction block at 10 a.m. and selling runs sometimes till 10 or 11 p.m. If people don't take care of their body, if they're hungry, tired, they might go back to their hotel, or fly back home because many of them come in on their own planes, ... It's important to the dynamics of the marketplace that they be comfortable.
I'm sure you've heard the word ambassador a lot today. That's the way he represented the sport in public he was a great sportsman and handled victory and defeat with equal style and class. But I also had the privilege of seeing the leadership he gave to our industry in private, when the cameras were not on.