Paul Moran

Drape: Remembering Paul Moran

On July 20, about 50 people gathered at the graveside of Go For Wand in the Saratoga infield to scatter the ashes of turfwriter Paul Moran, who succumbed to lung cancer last November. We were there to say goodbye to the last true turf writer,” wrote Joe Drape for the New York Times, “whose written […]

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McNamara: Saratoga Missing One Critical Character This Season

Reporter Ed McNamara wrote this week that this year’s Saratoga meet is missing a critical character as the racing season opened without fellow writer Paul Moran. Several dozen friends gathered at Go for Wand’s grave in the infield at Saratoga to scatter Moran’s ashes on what would have been his 67th birthday. Moran succumbed to […]

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NY Turf Writers to Remember Moran, Scatter Ashes at Saratoga

The New York Turf Writers Association will honor the late racing journalist Paul Moran with a ceremony at Saratoga Racetrack Sunday, July 20, which would have been his 67th birthday. Moran died Nov. 9, 2013, of complications from lung cancer. At 11 a.m. friends and family of the two-time Eclipse Award-winning writer will gather at the […]

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‘Here’s to You, Paulie’: Pricci Pays Tribute to Longtime Friend, Colleague

Eclipse Award-winning turf writer Paul Moran died on Nov. 9 after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 67. Fellow turf writer John Pricci pays tribute to his longtime friend and colleague in his latest column for Horseraceinsider.com. Read more at Horseraceinsider.com

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Award-Winning Turf Writer Paul Moran Passes Away at 67

Eclipse Award-winning turf writer Paul Moran died today in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. at age 67 following a long battle with lung cancer. A veteran reporter who covered horse racing since the 1970s, Moran was a mainstay in the press boxes of New York Racing Association racetracks since joining the staff of Newsday in 1985. That […]

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Moran: Rest of the world a model for America

In a time when it is believed that racing is free of drugs in every country but America, a scandal in Australia is making Paul Moran question the thought of looking towards other countries as a model. Two of the drugs that are involved in the Australian scandal that broke earlier this month were found […]

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Moran: Super Saturday lives up to its name

While ‘Super Saturday’ isn’t as big as it was in its heyday, the day served its purpose of propelling division leaders to November’s Breeders’ Cup in California. The day after attention was drawn to New York due to a Task Force’s recommendations on making racing safer, eyes were back on New York horse racing. Super […]

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ESPN’s Moran: ‘Can NYRA and NY racing survive Gov. Cuomo?’

There is an ominous question that seems to hover in the air at Saratoga this summer, and it has nothing to do with who will win the Travers, or which horse will win the Whitney, writes Paul Moran for ESPN.com. The yet unanswered question,  Moran says, is “Can the New York Racing Association and racing […]

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Moran: Is slippery Crown good for racing?

As any fan of horse racing knows, it’s been 34 years since there’s been a Triple Crown champion. That fact will be repeated again several times in the next two weeks in the build up to the June 9 Belmont Stakes. “Racing needs a Triple Crown winner” has been a mantra both heard and said […]

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Paul Moran: How to bet the ‘crush of horseflesh’ that makes up the Derby

Paul Moran writes in his ESPN column that the 20-horse field of the Derby is six horses too many. “The crush of horseflesh guided by adrenaline-stoked jockeys, the sheer importance of this singular success, the pre-race hyperbole, a $2-million purse, instant celebrity, the potential of ancillary financial reward — all conspire against the truly, or […]

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