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‘I Have No Idea Why Horse Racing Is Still A Thing’: Mainstream Media Responds To Santa Anita Deaths

Santa Anita’s rash of equine fatalities has not only rocked the horse racing world — it’s attracting attention outside of it, too. The track’s indefinite closure made headlines in state and regional newspapers and got a mention on the ESPN news ticker Tuesday night. Sports Illustrated ran a brief video report on the situation Wednesday, […]

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Master Storyteller: Like Eclipse, It Was Nack First, The Rest Nowhere

Shortly after I became Blood-Horse magazine’s editor in 1992, I was introduced to Bill Nack at a press party on the Triple Crown trail. He sized me up, nodding a few times, didn’t seem all that impressed or interested. Nack was the preeminent horse racing writer – of that or any era. His work for Sports Illustrated set […]

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William Nack, Award-Winning Author Of ‘Secretariat,’ Dies At 77

Seven-time Eclispe Award-winning writer William Nack passed away on Friday, according to Sports Illustrated. He was 77 years old. Nack mainly covered horse racing, and wrote several books including the classic ‘Secretariat’ of 1975. He later served as an adviser for the 2010 Secretariat movie. The author also delved into subjects like Bobby Fischer, A.J. Foyt, […]

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Voss, Scheinman Give Paulick Report Unprecedented Eclipse Award Recognition

The Paulick Report ( on Wednesday became the first exclusively online publication to be represented by the winners in both writing categories of the Eclipse Awards, the most prestigious honors given annually in the North American Thoroughbred racing and breeding industries. Paulick Report features editor Natalie Voss was voted an Eclipse Award in the News […]

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Three Racing Superstars Make Sports Illustrated’s 100 Greatest Moments

On Tuesday Sports Illustrated published its latest rendition of the “100 Greatest Moments in Sports History,” and three of racing’s superstars were granted a spot on the list. Coming in at position 99 was the Belmont Stakes of 1978, where Affirmed’s rivalry with Alydar reached fever peak. The two chestnuts had finished one-two in both […]

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Pharoah Fans Have Shot At Redemption; Colt A Finalist For Associated Press Award

American Pharoah fans who were outraged by the colt’s loss of Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year may have a chance to see him recognized over human athletes. The Triple Crown winner is one of three finalists for the Associated Press’s male athlete of the year title. Horses do not have a history of success […]

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Hovdey: Goodwill Generated By American Pharoah Damaged By Recent Social Media Firestorm

The uproar over Triple Crown winner American Pharoah not being named Sports Illustrated’s ‘Sportsperson of the Year’ after the colt ‘won’ the magazine’s online poll, has been the focus of social media for most of the week. The arguments over whether or not tennis champion Serena Williams deserved the title have boiled over from just sports-related […]

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Sports Illustrated Responds To Public Outcry: ‘American Pharoah Congratulates Serena Williams’

After this morning’s announcement that Serena Williams had been chosen as the 2015 “Sportsperson of the Year,” a public outcry was unleashed all over social media. Bob Ehalt, of ESPN, posted to his Twitter page “Sorry SI, #American Pharoah was more accomplished than Serena this year & he had the biggest impact on his sport […]

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UPDATED: Pharoah Wins Online Vote For ‘Sportsman Of The Year’, Magazine Awards Title To Serena Williams

The online poll for Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsman of the Year” award closed Saturday night, and Triple Crown Champion American Pharoah won the popular vote by a landslide, according to Pharoah closed with 288,824 votes for 47 percent of the total, nearly double that of the second-place finisher the Kansas City Royals. The baseball team […]

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Commentary: Should Pharoah Really Be Considered For ‘Sportsman Of The Year’?

Sports Illustrated revealed its list of contenders for the magazine’s annual ‘Sportsman of the Year’ honor on Wednesday, and racing fans were delighted to see Triple Crown winner American Pharoah among the nominees. The 3-year-old colt currently ranks second in fan voting with 31 percent; World Series champs the Kansas City Royals are currently in first […]

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