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ENTERTAINING ALBEIT ENDLESS GRADE 1 WEEKEND

HRI Exclusive: HorseRaceInsider has learned from multiple sources that the major stakes races of Saturday, August 17, have concluded. The beginning of the end came last night—fairly sure it was last night—at 9:46 pm, EDT.

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TRADITIONAL $2 PICK SIX MAY BE DEAD

Let’s face it; it appears the time for the $2 Pick Six has come and gone. Early this week, we took at brief look at the NYRA’s newly instituted Empire 6 based on the same

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U.S. HAS FOUL RULES RIGHT

The Thoroughbred Idea Foundation has released a new white paper. The only problem is that the well intentioned treatise tries to have it both ways. First, it let Kentucky Derby stewards off the hook, Thoroughbred

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MORE LUNACY ON LEFT COAST

The lunacy continues unabated. The most picturesque event in racing has been put on the shelf in the latest response to the deaths of 30 horses at Santa Anita this past winter and spring. What’s

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ISLANDERS BREAK GROUND FOR ARENA AT BELMONT PARK

The New York Arena Partners broke ground Wednesday for the New York Islanders Arena at Belmont Park, a day many Islanders fans thought would never come. Heavy equipment tore up the tarmac in the parking

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ISLANDERS ARENA AT BELMONT ‘A DONE DEAL’

New York State’s Franchise Oversight Board Thursday unanimously voted for all measures necessary for the Islanders Arena at Belmont Park, the final approvals essential for the Belmont Land Redevelopment Project to proceed. New York Arena Partners will

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GROOMS DESERVE HONORS

Spurred on by a recent piece penned by Todd Sidor, it occurs to me that the counselor is right; grooms, already likely to be short-changed economically, also are being underappreciated in the credit department, too.

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CRUISER-MITOLE DIRT MILE?

Personally, this handicapper is happy that the owners of Catalina Cruiser have decided to pass on Saturday’s Pacific Classic in favor of a possible return in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. And, while giving no

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