Alan Shuback

Reinvented Longchamp Enters A Brave New World

The long-awaited official opening of the new Longchamp, rebranded in the best marketing sense as ParisLongchamp to remind Parisians that the world’s most elegant racecourse is, indeed, just a few miles from the center of the French capital, went off with only a few hitches on Sunday afternoon as local racegoers and invited guests braved […]

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Shuback: Foreign Invasion Creates Troubled Times For French Racing

The death last month of the Marquise de Moratalla, for decades one of France’s leading breeder/owners, prompted her longtime trainer, the recently retired Francois Doumen, to remark that “she was the type of owner we don’t have in France anymore.” In fact, Doumen was putting his finger into the wound that has caused much agonizing […]

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Movie Review: ‘Chasing The Win’ Tracks Ups And Downs Of Kinsale King Trainer O’Callaghan

He has slept rough under the Brooklyn Bridge and rubbed elbows with nobility at Royal Ascot. He has trained the cheapest claimers in the game and has won a $2-million race on the richest day of racing in the world. His name is Carl O’Callaghan and his rocky road up the ladder to dizzying heights […]

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Rita Hayworth: A Pin-Up Queen’s Flirtation With The French Turf

Longchamp will be a lonely place this weekend. With the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and 10 accompanying group races transferred to Chantilly while a new grandstand is being built at Longchamp, the great racecourse on the western edge of Paris will be left to the ghosts of Arcs past. The spectral post parade at […]

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As Time Goes By: Clocking The Classics

In 1964 Northern Dancer won the Kentucky Derby in the then-record time of two minutes flat. Was that the single “most exciting two minutes” in Derby history? Vincent O’Brien and Robert Sangster certainly thought so. The “Dancer” had carved 1.6 seconds off Whirlaway’s 1941 mark, attracting the attention of horsemen the world round. Led by […]

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