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December 2017 - Posts

Best Friend - By Lenny Shulman

One thing about Charles Cella and his most accomplished racehorse, Northern Spur: They both loved running on wet tracks. Northern Spur won the 1995 Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T) for Cella and trainer Ron McAnally over a boggy grass course in New York. Cella, who died Dec. 6 at 81, never met a party he didn't like, and he himself threw some corkers, replete with orchestras and free-flowing refreshments.... Read More

Second Flight - By Evan Hammonds

The Pegasus' date on the calendar has a certain appeal. The late January date gives runners plenty of time to recuperate from their efforts in the Breeders' Cup, but allows them time not to miss the year's breeding cycle.... Read More

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