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Opinion: Make The Jim Dandy ‘A Good Old-Fashioned Match Race’

Though a small field is already expected for Saturday’s G2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga, Michael Spector of racingdudes.com suggests taking the contest one step further: why not make the Jim Dandy “a good old-fashioned match race” between Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness victor Cloud Computing? Spector admits that certain logistical problems likely stand in […]

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Impromptu Match Race At Churchill Downs Attracts Attention

In a blog by Louisville Courier-Journal writer Jennie Rees, Churchill Downs’ first race on its Memorial Day card is discussed. A race for $5,000 claimers, it originally had six horses entered but now, after scratches, will only feature two. “The four scratches have four explanations,” writes Rees, according to information from state steward Barbara Borden. […]

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