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School Daze

T he usual place on the agenda for a steeplechase is the first race. But in deference to the lofty status of the $100,000 grade 1 New York Turf Writers Cup, the jumpers were moved down the card a bit,... Read More

Pink Ladies

Sam the Bugler played "Oh, Suzanna" as the seven fillies entered the track for the Alabama. He might as well have played "O Canada!" when they exited. Careless Jewel, the recent Delaware Oaks winner that... Read More

Chew on This

Each morning, an attendant at Bunbury's Pub, the new tented simulcast restaurant in the backyard, sets out 18 tables. On most days, all but a dozen and a half are taken. "Business is a little slow today... Read More

Earlier Than Usual

NYRA stacked the top half of Monday's card with two overnight stakes and a maiden special weights sprint for promising 2-year-olds. This is the way racetracks play it in Europe. They don't wait until the... Read More

Redefining Celebrity

Jack Knowlton of Funny Cide fame used to be known as the man who got the most for himself by the grace of one horse, but that honor might go now to Bennie L. “Chip” Woolley, Jr. the trainer of Mine That... Read More

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