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Author, Former Racing Executive Lowry Dies

Former racing executive Paul “Biff” Lowry died last week at the age of 87 after a long illness. Lowry worked both in harness racing and Thoroughbreds, joining the publicity department at Hollywood Park in 1947 before becoming publicity director for Western Harness, which operated a circuit in southern California in the 1940s and 1950s. Lowry […]

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Newly-Released Phar Lap Book Promises ‘New Information’ on Horse’s Death

How many books have been written about the New Zealand-bred, Australian-raced super horse Phar Lap?  Probably too many. But a new one by life-long racetracker Biff Lowry is different. The book, titled ‘Killing Phar Lap,’ gleans information from the memory of a retired race track veterinarian who, as a young boy, lived with his family in […]

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Former Hollywood Park executive Marjorie Everett with Hall of Fame jockey Bill Shoemaker and songwriter Burt Bacharach
Hollywood Park Memories: Everett Lived Horse Racing

Marjorie Everett didn’t invent the concept of “management by walking around” but she certainly practiced it during her nearly 20-year reign as the Hollywood Park “boss” from 1972-’91. Everett ran the Track of Lakes and Flowers during some glorious years after being booted out of Chicago following a racetrack stock bribery scandal that sent former […]

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