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Five Semi-Finalists Announced For 2017 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award

Castleton Lyons has announced the names of five semi-finalist titles competing for the 2017 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award. For the first time in the $10,000 award’s 12-year history, every honoree is a work of fiction. Since its inception, only two novels have won—Jaimy Gordon’s Lord of Misrule in 2010, which also took home the […]

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Equine Advocate Alex Brown Re-Launches Blog

Alex Brown, who became well-known in the horse world through his blog and book, Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and His Legacy, which chronicled 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro’s attempted recovery from injuries sustained in the Preakness Stakes, announced this week that he is re-launching his popular blog, AlexBrownRacing.com. The new blog will be published under […]

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Five years later: Barbaro’s lasting impact on horse racing

“You never forget, when an icon goes. The enormity of the occasion is seared in your memory,” said Alex Brown, author of the book, Greatness & Goodness: Barbaro and his Legacy, when asked where he was five years ago when the champion racehorse passed away. Brown, trainer Michael Matz, and author John Eisenberg talk to […]

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The “Unsung Heroes” of horse racing

In concert with their recent “40 Under 40” and “Women of Influence” lists, the Thoroughbred Times has now released a list of 20 “Unsung Heroes” in the horse racing industry. The list includes Alex Brown, Blue Grass Farms Charities’ Mary Lee-Butte, PDJF’s Nancy LaSala, Race For Education’s Elisabeth Jensen and Santa Anita paddock guard John […]

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Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Three Years of Ray Paulick

A few weeks and three years ago, I chose to take a leap of faith and agreed to partner with a guy I didn’t know working in an industry that had about a half of one percent of my annual attention. The journey officially began three years ago yesterday. And it has been one of […]

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Alex Brown signing copies of ‘Greatness and Goodness: Barbaro and his Legacy’

The purveyor of Alex Brown Racing, Alex Brown will be signing copies of his book on Barbaro’s story this Wednesday at The Wilcox in Aiken, SC.

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ALEX BROWN: PRE-DERBY WORKS YOUR LAST MEANINGFUL DATA POINT

By Alex Brown So we are now a little over a week away from the Kentucky Derby.  The field of a probable 20 starters is still not yet set, with about 25 horses still being considered for a start next Saturday.    Eskendereya will be the overwhelming favorite based on his dominating performances in […]

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KEEPING BUTE OUT OF THE FOOD CHAIN

Alex Brown is among those in the anti-horse slaughter community who pointed out to the Paulick Report recent changes in Canadian regulations regarding drugs not permitted in horses intended for slaughter in Canada. In this following article, Brown says an extremely high percentage of American-trained Thoroughbreds are prescribed one of the newly prohibited drugs, phenylbutazone, […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by VINERY LTD: LET THE POLLS BEGIN

It’s that time of year again. Turf writers, handicappers and bloggers get an extra early start on predicting who will be in the final field of 20 on that first Saturday in May. Is it premature? No doubt. Is the field set in any way? Not on your life. But part of the […]

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ALEX BROWN: DON’T MAKE QUALITY ROAD A POSTER CHILD

Much has been written and said about the incident at the starting gate before the Breeders’ Cup Classic involving Quality Road, who was eventually scratched from the race after he refused to load. Alex Brown, an exercise rider for trainer Steve Asmussen, publisher of the Alex Brown Racing website, and a leader of the anti-slaughter […]

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