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UPDATE: TAMPA BAY DOWNS MEET EXTENDED

April 23, 2020, 5:01 pm: Today Tampa Bay Downs received permission to extend their meeting through May 30. The meet was scheduled to end Sunday, May 3. The new schedule calls for racing three days

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TO SPA OR NOT TO SPA, THAT IS THE QUESTION

Early this week, colleague Bill Finley of Thoroughbred Daily News wrote an interesting article about the 2020 Saratoga race meet–when and if permission finally is granted to conduct live Thoroughbred racing at any New York

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RACE HORSE EARNINGS HAVE BECOME A BOGUS STAT

Money isn’t everything. This is never more true than when it comes to ranking the best of thoroughbred racing. Strictly based on earnings, Midnight Bisou is about to become the fifth greatest horse who ever

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Never to be duplicated: Secretariat's Belmont of 1973
Secretariat winning 1973 Kentucky Derby: kentuckytourism.com
Affirmed defeats Alydar in the 1978 Belmont Stakes: Horsephotos
Kelso & Forego at Belmont OCT 15, 1983 photo: Mark Berner

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