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Partnership - By Dan Liebman

The owner/trainer relationship is an interesting one because it is about more than business; it is about equine athletes, each of whom requires individualized care.... Read More

Stars In Our Eyes - By Dan Liebman

Writing in The Daily Telegraph following Sea The Stars victory in the Oct. 4 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), Marcus Armytage noted: "With a fair wind behind him, it would be fantastic to see him cross the pond and annihilate the Americans in the Breeders' Cup.... Read More

Classic Ladies - By Dan Liebman

Rice was a natural for the profession, a third-generation horseperson. She is the daughter of highly respected horseman Clyde Rice, a former trainer who has operated a training center in Florida since leaving the racetrack.... Read More

Customer Service - By Dan Liebman

The blog software being used by Daily Racing Form on its Web site never experienced a problem with only allowing 100 comments on a post until Steve Crist asked readers how they perceived medication issues in Thoroughbred racing. ... Read More

Night Fever - By Dan Liebman

In the midst of a stinging defeat for expanded gaming in Kentucky, it was discovered that people will still attend a racetrack - without slots - and have fun doing so. But not for the same old stale product.... Read More

Ward of the World - By Dan Liebman

It's a shame Vincent O'Brien didn't hang on a couple more weeks. The legendary Irish trainer, who died June 1 at age 91, would have loved the just-concluded Royal Ascot meeting, in particular the success enjoyed by American conditioner Wesley Ward.... Read More

Forever Young - by Dan Liebman

Veterinarian Robert Copelan had this to say about W.T. Young: "I often wonder what would have happened had the phone been busy (the first time Young called). Meeting W.T. Young was that bolt of lightning; the most important thing to happen to me in my life." ... Read More

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