Laura Hillenbrand

Hillenbrand Back At It Again

I’d like to think I recognize raw talent when I see it, but if memory serves, I rejected a piece in the late 1980s — back when I was managing editor of the Thoroughbred Times — from a young writer named Laura Hillenbrand. Boy, did she get better after that! Hillenbrand, of course, is the […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: A TOWERING VISIONARY

By Bradford Cummings There are few things in this world less lucrative and potentially more impactful than writing a book on a certain subject. One of those even less lucrative endeavors is writing a book on the Thoroughbred industry. An author is lucky to make $5,000 on a book, considering it probably won’t sell more […]

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RACHEL: SHADES OF SEABISCUIT?

By Ray Paulick There has been a lot of talk since Charles Cella shocked the racing world with his $5 million Apple Blossom gambit comparing the proposed Rachel Alexandra – Zenyatta confrontation at Oaklawn Park with the storied match race between Triple Crown hero War Admiral and the great Seabiscuit. Jess Jackson, the owner of […]

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ECLIPSED VOTING PROCESS

By Ray Paulick Last week I wrote that if I had a vote in the Eclipse Awards, I’d cast my Horse of the Year ballot for unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Zenyatta. Well, I don’t have a vote, and I have no one to blame but myself. A little more than seven years ago, […]

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