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Jack Whitaker – A Man For All Seasons

It ranks as one of the greatest sporting events in history – Secretariat’s Belmont that broke a long Triple Crown drought and gave Americans something to root for in a time of Watergate and Vietnam.  What is lost in all of those feel good moments is the performance of the CBS broadcast team headed by […]

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Opening Day At Santa Anita: One Of Our Sport’s Greatest Treasures

I’ll never forget my first visit to Santa Anita. It was the winter of 1979 and I was living in Chicago. I should say I was eager to flee the Windy City after a January that saw sub-zero temperatures for two weeks and snowfall that eventually would accumulate to more than 90 inches. City streets […]

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Veitch, Whitaker And Nagler Named To National Museum Of Racing’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll Of Honor

Esteemed media members Michael Veitch, Jack Whitaker and the late Barney Nagler have been selected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor. Veitch, a Saratoga Springs native and graduate of Plattsburgh State University, has been covering thoroughbred racing for The Saratogian and The Pink Sheet since […]

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Whitney, Whitaker Among Turf Journalist Honorees

The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters will honor jockey Ramon Dominguez, racing benefactors Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson, broadcaster Jack Whitaker and sportswriter Bob Fortus at its 54th annual awards dinner on Oct. 30 at The Derby, in Arcadia, Calif. Dominguez won the Eclipse Award as the leading rider in North America each of the […]

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Ray Paulick will be live blogging Friday afternoon’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships card from Santa Anita beginning around 3:15 p.m. Eastern. To get the latest news on the “Filly Friday” program, including bettings odds and results, along with Ray’s observations and analysis of the ESPN2 telecast (and a scorecard on his own selections), check back frequently […]

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