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‘Changing Face Of Racing Media’ Discussed At Asian Racing Conference

The changing face of racing media was the topic for the fourth session of the 36th Asian Racing Conference, held in Mumbai. Cyrus Madan, Chairman of the Indian Pattern Committee also served as chairman for the session and set the tone for where media stands in the current day with a reflection on the past. […]

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Novak: The Saratoga Special is a family affair

Turf writer Claire Novak profiles Sean and Joe Clancy, the publishers of The Saratoga Special, a popular local newspaper that has covered both flat and jump racing for the past decade: “It always gives you a sense of time to come back to Saratoga,” Sean said. “You think, ‘Wow, I’m a year older. Wow, I […]

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Frankel commands attention around the world

It may have been a four-horse race on a Wednesday afternoon in Britain, but Frankel’s smashing performance in the Qipco Sussex Stakes stirred attention from all corners of the globe.  Racing Post compiled some comments from media and others: “In the USA, racing newspaper the Daily Racing Form opened its report on the Sussex by […]

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Bleacher Report: The non-Eclipse Awards

For those tiring of the debate over Horse of the Year and other Eclipse Awards, the ceremony can’t get here soon enough. At the Bleacher Report, Burton Dewitt – who doesn’t have an Eclipse vote – has gone in a different direction.  Dewitt has compiled 15 non-Eclipse Awards, from Best Race to Most Pointless Name […]

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Unofficial Horse of the Year votes keep rolling in

The Eclipse Award voters who have made up their minds about this year’s ballot continue to come forward with their choices. Vance Hanson at Brisnet offers his votes for all categories, including a healthy explanation about his Horse of the Year decision.

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Steve Schwartz, long-time publicist, passes away at 64

Press Release Steven Schwartz, a longtime horse racing publicist, passed away this morning at Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune following complications from surgery.  A native of New York, Schwartz was a resident of Monmouth Beach, N.J. An avid racing fan, Schwartz began his career at American Turf Monthly and as editor of Sports Action, […]

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Turf Writing Greats: Putting the Legendary Classic into Words

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Mark Ratzky, an old friend from Southern California, sent the following email to the Paulick Report on Sunday afternoon, in which he invokes the writing style of two late, greats —  Los Angeles Times columnist Jim Murray and Joe Hirsch of the Daily Racing Form – along with former […]

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Breeders’ Cup Attracts Worldwide Interest

From Japan to Europe to the United States, the Breeders’ Cup has become a highly anticipated event.  This year’s Breeders’ Cup, perhaps more than ever, has sparked the interest of fans and journalists across several continents. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> The Europeans are anxious to see whether Goldikova can win a third […]

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Jay Cronley in his most recent column at takes on the media coverage of horse racing calling many of those who cover the sport “hack media members”. “On a national level, anchors and reporters often seem more interested in ‘Komedy Klub’ material than thoughtfulness…Alley rats caged and subjected to hours of sports talk […]

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