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CRIBNOTES FROM A RACETRACKER’S DIARY

WHISTLING PASSED THE GRAVEYARD The term “Graveyard of Favorites” comes in handy once in a while when some unbeaten prodigy finally tastes defeat at short odds giving horseplayers long faces. But like any rural legend,

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DIARY DAY 3 STARTS WITH BAD NEWS AND GOOD NEWS

At least that’s how the first Saturday of the meet began. We arrived at the Gulfstream simulcasts in time to see Javier Castellano guide second favorite Warm to victory in the day’s opener. That was

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THE LONGER THE BETTER FOR SARATOGA

Compilation photo by HRI staff By Tom Jicha The earliest opening and longest meeting in Saratoga history could not have come soon enough. The onslaught of bad news and negative commentaries about racing has been

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MEETING JOHN MCCRIRICK: AN ENDURING MEMORY

Hallandale Beach, FL— As hard as this might be to believe, John McCririck, who died last week at 79, actually was more than met the eye. My first meeting with him was momentous, as was

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