Alan Foreman Quotes

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Alan Foreman


“It's a major resolution of issues that have divided Maryland racing for more than a decade, particularly with respect to the General Assembly. We'll now be speaking with one voice. I can't remember the last time that happened.”

Alan Foreman


“We cannot allow Magna to dictate to this industry how racing should run in this state, ... This plan has set us back in Annapolis. It has not been well received, make no mistake about it.”

Alan Foreman


“We cannot allow Magna to dictate to this industry how racing should run in this state. We cannot do it with a 112-day racing plan or a 129-day racing plan. It will not work.”

Alan Foreman


“emboldened by what they see as a compliant racing commission that will rubber-stamp whatever they want to do.”

Alan Foreman


“It's very technical, but I think it is an argument over nothing. There are more important issues out there. But we know what was discussed and what was intended when we made the agreement. And what can't be debated is that Magna is proposing stopping racing here on Preakness day, and the agreement says racing must run through Belmont day 2006. That's three weeks out of the calendar. You can't argue with that fact.”

Alan Foreman


“It maintains what we need to do to go forward going into Annapolis.”

Alan Foreman


“Regardless of who owns the racetracks, the competitive forces in the region make it impossible if the playing field is not level, ... The problem for horsemen and breeders is that we're held hostage. Magna can cut expenses, but we can't.”

Alan Foreman


“This is obviously all orchestrated, ... They told us they had some new information they wanted our input on, so of course we speculated it was something like this. They want to drop the atom bomb without anyone knowing about it first.”

Alan Foreman


“In the first place, the chairman shouldn't be weighing in,”

Alan Foreman