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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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SARATOGA DIARY: HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME

JULY 18, 2019—At long last, we’re coming to that portion of the Spa season that makes Saratoga the Thoroughbred Race Place to Be. Prime time main track racing begins Saturday’s with Grade 1 Coaching Club

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HASKELL RESTARTS 3YO SEASON

This year’s Haskell isn’t the classic some past renewals have been. renewals. This isn’t a knock when you consider the centerpiece of Monmouth’s summer has been won by the likes of American Pharoah, Rachel Alexandra

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