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NJ Governor Christie has earned no love from Bill Finley

Something of a national celebrity, especially among Republican precincts, NJ Governor Chris Christie even held the attention of horsemen in the Garden State earlier this year when he endorsed the Monmouth Park elite summer meet. But a series of moves in favor of Atlantic City has not endeared him to the racing community since. Bill […]

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Jockey Kuntzweiler fights back for first Churchill win since 2004

Substance abuse issues halted the promising career of Greta Kuntzweiler for nearly five years. She earned her first victory since aboard Wealth to Me in Wednesday’s optional-claiming allowance feature at Churchill Downs.

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Zast: I am not sorry that some people were offended by what I wrote

Vic Zast, in response to readers who took offense to his recent column ‘Psycho Talk’, defends his article as not an attack on readers but merely an observation.

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Pricci takes off gloves: rips Byk, Serling, Crist for polarizing Horse of the Year debate

Sort of the racing version of calling out someone’s patriotism, several voices in the Thoroughbred industry claim a vote for Zenyatta for HOTY is a direct indication of incompetence. John Pricci, in his latest column, has removed the gloves and defends those who will cast their vote for the superstar mare.

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Zayat transfers Norfolk winner Jaycito from Mitchell to Baffert

After coming in seventh in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Jaycito has been moved from the barn of Mike Mitchell to run under the care of Bob Baffert.

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CANGAMBLE: Paulick drank the CHRB Kool-Aid on takeout hike

It appears Ray has earned the ire of many handicappers and bloggers. First, he jumped the shark. Now he’s the Kool-Aid Man. What’s next?

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Plonk on Life At Ten: Get tough, Greg…Make your mark. Be firm. Be historic.

From ESPN.com: You think Roger Goodell has his hands full in the National Football League legislating what to do with alleged inappropriate photos from Brett Favre? Try being Greg Avioli for a day. The head honcho of the Breeders’ Cup should be basking in a glorious, post-event sunbath right about now, but instead sees his […]

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IL HBPA: A lot of lawmakers are working hard to save horse racing

Optimism and horse racing don’t often mix. But it appears that the Illinois HBPA is becoming increasingly hopeful that the expansion of gaming will come to Illinois racetracks.

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