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Saturday, February 18 2012


NO GUARANTEES IN THE CLAIMING GAME


Thoroughbred racing may be the ultimate game of chance. Mare owners pay five or six-figure stud fees with no guarantees they will get a runner, much less a winner.

Trainers toil long hours in search of that one special horse, most happy to eke out a living by winning one or two races a week. Jockeys risk their health, and sometimes their lives, bouncing along at speeds approaching 40 miles per hour in quest of short-lived gratification made to last by a photograph.

When it comes to risk-takers, don’t forget the bettors. Racing never could have risen to a level of worldwide popularity without those eager to back up their opinions against the next guy.





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