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Blood-Horse editorial commentary on Thoroughbred racing issues, people, horses and more

April 2008 - Posts

Dear John - by Dan Liebman

One night during the 2007 Keeneland November sale, Eoin Harty was enjoying a leisurely dinner when the topic turned to horses, in particular those in his Southern California stable.... Read More

The Next Steps - by Dan Liebman

Alice Chandler has no intention of shooting craps in a fancy, glitzy casino. Wouldn't be the same. Now 82, she harkens back to her youth when she would try to make her point in a tack room with the men on her dad's Beaumont Farm. She loves recalling how at the tender age of 10, she won $600 and Triple Crown-winning jockey Smokey Saunders' car. "I came home bragging about it, and daddy made me give it all back," she said smiling.... Read More

Losing Gamble

The horse industry heavily backed Beshear and heard him repeatedly say he would work hard to get a constitutional amendment on casinos passed. But alas, another legislative session has passed with the state’s signature industry left yet again to agonize over why it cannot garner needed help from its elected officials.... Read More

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