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Owning Up - By Lenny Shulman

Partnerships have been slighted in the way their accomplishments have been presented to voters. The slightest change in the name or line-up of partnership entities causes each to be listed separately from one another, so that if a certain person is involved in multiple partnerships that each raced top-level winners, he or she would not be credited for the totality of those accomplishments.... Read More

Holding Court - By Lenny Shulman

Robert Courtney Sr., who left us last week at 96, is celebrated not only for his long and distinguished career as a breeder and horseman, but as somebody who was always willing to help the next guy. Courtney had a way with words, every sentence holding pearls of wisdom. ... Read More

Getting The Trip - By Evan Hammonds

The summer's two best meets began with buzz, but will they be able to sustain the momentum? Saratoga, which a generation ago for a four-week respite used to be the "August Place to Be," has been stretched to the seven-week "Summer Place to Be."... Read More

Turning Two - By Evan Hammonds

Stakes results from the holiday weekend are a reminder of the importance of 2-year-old racing in the yearling marketplace...especially for the younger stallions trying to build their resumes and for sires that stand below the five-figure line.... Read More

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