Dr. Russ Harris

Russ Harris, Accomplished Turf Writer And Handicapper, Dead At 93

Dr. Russ Harris, a 2011 inductee in the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor and one of the best and most widely recognized public handicappers of all time, died Tuesday in Bryn Mawr, Pa., at the age of 93. Born in Grafton, W.Va.,  on April 9, 1923, Harris served in the U.S. Army […]

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Turf writing legends Harris and Palmer make Hirsch Media Roll of Honor

Legendary turf writers Dr. Russ Harris and Joe Palmer have been chosen as the National Museum of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor recipients for 2011. The Roll of Honor was initiated in 2010 in memory of Hirsch, a distinguished turf writer who died the previous year. Dr. Harris began his journalism career at […]

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