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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

Nick of Time - by Dan Liebman

Nicking services have been available to Thoroughbred breeders for years, but, unfortunately, they did not take the entire pool of foals into consideration. Until, that is, Blood-Horse Publications, in conjunction with Pedigree Consultants owners Alan Porter and Byron Rogers, brought TrueNicks to the market.... Read More

Shrinking Starters - by Dan Liebman

Speaking to shareholders May 7 via conference call, Churchill Downs Inc. president and chief executive officer Bob Evans said, "The solution for tracks without slots is to cut purses, to cut races, and race days, or to cut all three."... Read More

Wild and Wooley

Trainer Bennie "Chip" Woolley Jr. had a rough start to the year. He crashed his motorcycle in some gravel and broke his leg, and his stable was having a tough time winning races, with one lone maiden winner from 32 starts.... Read More

Hall Call - by Dan Liebman

While spending a spring morning watching horses gallop at Keeneland in 1990, I met a relative newcomer to training Thoroughbreds. He was searching for the clockers, and as it was his first trip to the Kentucky track, the West Coast-based conditioner was unaware they timed horses from the press box.... Read More

A Cruel Week - by Dan Liebman

Two stories from New York made headlines last week, but the fact they were linked together by some as being indicative of the current problems existing in the Thoroughbred industry was off base. ... Read More

Field Size Matters - by Dan Liebman

On a beautiful spring day in Central Kentucky April 4, it was easy to see why Keeneland was considering a major expansion to its facility (now on hold due to the current state of the economy). With the fifth-highest attendance in its history--30,550--the place was bursting at the seams.... Read More

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