Failure to renew a visa exemption for guest workers could cause a labor crunch among grooms, exercise riders and hot walkers who staff the backside of Thoroughbred racetracks such as Keeneland.
Failure to renew a visa exemption for guest workers could cause a labor crunch among grooms, exercise riders and hot walkers who staff the backside of Thoroughbred racetracks such as Keeneland. Matt Goins Herald-Leader File Photo
Failure to renew a visa exemption for guest workers could cause a labor crunch among grooms, exercise riders and hot walkers who staff the backside of Thoroughbred racetracks such as Keeneland. Matt Goins Herald-Leader File Photo

Will Trump’s immigration policies cause labor shortage in Kentucky’s horse racing industry?

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.