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BELMONT’S FUTURE: CHANGE FOR THE BETTER

The New York Racing Association opened Saratoga Race Course a week earlier this year and, despite cries from naysayers, all is good. For two consecutive years, NYRA upgrades cleverly developed the two spots furthest from

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MARYLOU WHITNEY, A LEGACY TRULY EARNED

On Friday of Hall of Fame morning, a capacity crowd listened intently as Marylou Whitney’s husband John Hendrickson acknowledged his late wife’s admission into racing’s pantheon. But long before racing’s great lady was acknowledged as

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STOP ‘EXISTENTIAL THREAT’ HYSTERIA

SARATOGA SPRINGS–Saratoga puts the lie to so much of what has been roiling racing this year. All you have to do is breathe in the atmosphere and look around at families having  a glorious day

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NYRA’S DEADLIEST TRAINERS

Equine fatalities at New York Racing Association racetracks have significantly lessened in recent years. However, some trainers consistently send out horses that breakdown at a higher rate than the average. The data used for this

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SELLING FEAR

Everyone always wanted to be a handicapper. Now everyone wants to a meteorologist. I am sure this also rings true for weather presenters. However, no one really wants to spread weather-related fear and gloom on

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MONMOUTH PARK AND MAXIMUM SECURITY BOTH TOOK THE HEAT

JULY 21, 2019–As the HorseRaceInsider Faithful know, the website that has the temerity to bill itself as the “Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing,” HRI does not back down when it comes to criticizing industry organizations or

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