Decline of horse racing

PAPER EDIT- Story “Harness Racing in the Decline:
Team: Producer: Victoria Poirier, Editor/Camera: Kelly Burnett, Reporter: Scott Young, Camera 2: Jennifer D.C
Tapes: 1, 2
Black and white horses racing wide shot. Sound up - horn blower music
V/O: In 1879, the National Association of Trotting Horse Breeders agreed upon standards to define horses eligible to the Trotting Register, to record pedigrees of trotting horses. One of the rules stated that a stallion was required to trot a mile in two minutes and thirty seconds or better, or 2:35 if hitched to a wagon.
VIZ of horses racing, close-up from start car
V/O: After years of debate over what to name the new breed of trotting horse, the high standards required for registry led to the name we know today: Standard bred Harness Racing.
VIZ of Flamboro Downs Race (In start cart)
V/O: With other forms of gambling now available, horse racing has suffered a tremendous loss as the public is finding more convenient ways to gamble. People aren’t attending races like they used to. Race tracks, such as Woodbine are feeling the effects of the lack of interest and are working to save the industry. We sat down with Woodbine’s Executive Chairman Bruce Murray to discuss the issue at hand.
CLIP: #TAPE 1: Bruce Murray – Executive Chairman of Woodbine
V/O: However, people involved in the harness racing industry aren’t giving up. We spoke with 21-year old Scott Zeron who is one of the many young drivers who thrives on the industry. He’s the leading harness driver in Canada whose earnings total well into the millions.
CLIP: Scott Zeron – Harness driver
VIZ of race in action - wide shot
V/O:
CLIP: Billy Davis Junior – Harness driver

VIZ of barn / trainers prepping their horses
V/O:
CLIP: Bruce Murray – Executive Chairman of Woodbine
VIZ of Flamboro
V/O: What’s next for the racing industry….For Eye on Sheridan, I’m Scott Young.