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RANDY ROMERO FINDS PEACE AT LAST

Randy Romero, a Hall of Fame jockey who won more than $75 million in purses, passed away Thursday, after a long battle with cancer.  He was 61. Born in Erath, Louisiana on December 22, 1957,

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THIS WOODWARD CLEARLY IS NO WALKOVER

Of all the great renewals of this event, there have been so many memorable moments. Until I looked it up, I had forgotten that Forego won this race from 1974 through 1977; twice at 10

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GO WEST SHUG, GO WEST

LAS VEGAS–Shug McGaughey has never been a fan of West Coast racing. This is true even when the Breeders’ Cup is at Santa Anita or Del Mar. His comments after Code of Honor’s dominant score

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SAY A PRAYER AS ROMERO NEARS HIS END

When a jockey mounts a horse, the horses gets tense. The best riders are those who get horses to relax despite the weight of a human being on their backs. Randy Romero was at his

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THE ANNALS OF CHAD

A serious question: By the end of his career, hopefully many years from now, will Chad Brown become a legendary G.O.A.T. at bringing turf runners back from long, extended layups? I know that appears sophomoric,

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CODE OF HONOR BECOMES A MAN IN TRAVERS 150

With a wide sweep on the far turn at Saratoga, the momentum carrying him seven paths wide into the straight, the newly matured and much improved Code of Honor gave a memorable performance worthy of

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WHO WILL MAKE THE TRAVERS GRADE?

While Maximum Security may be the leader in the clubhouse, his absence from the Travers, whatever happens in Bensalem PA next month, has left the championship door open. Toward that end, here’s a look at

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