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Crunching Numbers - By Eric Mitchell

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is caught in a vicious cycle. Racetracks’ and horsemen's associations are looking for reasons to avoid paying dues to the marketing/lobbying arm of the industry. ... Read More

Transcript of Mary Lou Whitney's Eclipse Award of Merit Speech

Mary Lou Whitney's acceptance speech upon receiving the 2010 Eclipse Award of Merit, Jan. 17, 2011, Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel: I am deeply honored and humbled to receive this prestigious award. I have loved the sport of Thoroughbred racing ever since Sonny Whitney introduced me to it in 1958. I am grateful for the honor—in a small way—to carry on the traditions of the Whitney family who have... Read More

Moments in Time - By Evan Hammonds

Though we don’t begrudge the continued, passionate interest in the outcome of the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) or the ongoing, sometimes vitriolic debate over who should be Horse of the Year, the other Breeders’ Cup races Nov. 5-6 produced some fine—and not so fine—moments.... Read More

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