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Carroll, Rosner Receive Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award For Biography On Hirsch Jacobs And Stymie

Veteran journalists Linda Carroll and David Rosner have been named joint recipients of the 13th annual Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award, presented by Castleton Lyons. The winners were announced at an evening reception on April 10th in the Ryan family’s historic Castleton Lyons stallion barn, near Lexington, Ky. Carroll and Rosner won for Out of […]

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Bloodlines: I’m A Chatterbox Pedigree Rich With Racing History

In the Delaware Handicap, the charming chestnut I’m a Chatterbox added her second Grade 1 victory to a career record that shows 7 successes from 14 starts, with earnings of $1,834,614. Those accomplishments make her the most successful offspring of the young sire Munnings (by Speightstown), and I’m a Chatterbox presents a deep and fascinating […]

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Don LaPlace, Former Jockey, NYRA Oddsmaker, Dies At 85

F. Donald LaPlace, a former jockey and longtime morning line oddsmaker for the New York Racing Association, died Nov. 4 at his home in New York. He was 85. LaPlace was born Jan. 20, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY. At 16, he began working for trainer Hirsch Jacobs and became a contract rider for him in 1947. […]

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