Watched his speech on Youtube and found the article on Bloodhorse
I have a strong feeling that his opinions are frowned upon by many in the industry but feel they are desperately needed.
IMHO It starts with breeding decisions and management of the youngsters. Unfortunately I think as long as we have stallions being purchased by studs for $70 million who have repetitive soundness issues and/or 5 starts under their belt, mares with valuable female lines who never see the track, elective surgeries to make the not-perfect horse; perfect, Over conditioning of youngsters for the sales ring, etc; none of this is ever going to get better. Too much focus on the sales arena and not enough focus on the long term viability of the product being produced.
Look at a stallion like Hoppertunity for instance. 34 starts and $4.7 million in earnings.
A Record Like this and he stands for 5k in Pennsylvania because none of the blue bloods wanted him,
At 3: 1st Clark H.(G1), Rebel S.(G2); 2nd Santa Anita Derby(G1)
At 4: 1st San Pasqual S.(G2); 2nd Gold Cup at Santa Anita(G1), Awesome Again S.(G1), Clark H. (G1), Fayette S. (G2); 3rd Stephen Foster H. (G1), San Antonio S.(G2)
At 5: 1st Jockey Club Gold Cup(G1), San Antonio S.(G2); 3rd Dubai World Cup(UAE-G1), San Pasqual S.(G2)
At 6: 1st San Antonio S.(G2); 2nd Comma To The Top S.; 3rd Clark H.(G1)
At 7: 1st Brooklyn Invitational S.(G2), Tokyo City Cup(G3); 2nd Cougar II H.(G3)