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July 2009 - Posts

Dahlia Changed the Face of International Racing

There was a time, long before the Breeders' Cup, when foreign horses came to the U.S. for one special event, like the Washington D.C. International, and then returned home. But, then, along came Dahlia, and international racing changed forever.... Read More

U.S. vs. Europe - Which Racing is Better?

You have total amnesia. All you are told is your name and that you loved Thoroughbred racing, but you don't know why and cannot recall actually following the sport. You don't even know if you live in the United States or Europe. ... Read More

Lawyer Ron - Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Lawyer Ron loved to run. No greater praise can be bestowed upon a Thoroughbred. He was an impossible horse not to like, from his kind disposition to his consistency and unbridled enthusiasm in the mornings and afternoons.... Read More

If Damascus Raced Today

The following is a compilation of past writings on Damascus that may put this remarkable horse's career in a better historical perspective. Also included is a look at the volatile times in which he ran.... Read More

Sham Rocks

Last year, I paid tribute to Secretariat on this blog on his 35th anniversary. Now it is Sham's turn.... Read More

Mine Boggling

After hearing nothing from his "dates" all year but "Don't call me, I'll call you," one of racing's most desirable leading men, who keeps getting dumped like yesterday's trash, should have put an ad in the classifieds.... Read More

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