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Summit Of Speed At Gulfstream To Feature Fast Cars, Fast Horses

The Summit of Speed, Gulfstream’s $1 million day featuring the best Thoroughbred sprinters in North America, will also feature some of the fastest and most prestigious automobiles in the world, as well as an exclusive VIP Experience in the elegant Flamingo Room overlooking the track. The $14 million Supercar Showcase will feature automobiles from Prestige […]

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Zia Park: Drunk driver wanted to ‘drive like he was in NASCAR’

On Friday, police in Hobbs, N.M. responded to a call from Zia Park saying that a man in a pickup truck had broken in and was driving laps around the racetrack, reports WAVY-TV. The driver, identified as Martin McDonald, did several laps before police arrived and once they were there, he ignored their lights and […]

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Bruton the Billionaire Bully

Octogenarian Bruton Smith apparently spends a lot more money on attorneys than he does on traffic planning and customer service. Just Google “Bruton Smith” and “lawsuit” and you’ll find enough reading material to more than last the six hours or so that thousands of NASCAR fans sat in traffic along Interstate 71 in Northern Kentucky […]

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The Saturday Post: What can horse racing learn from NASCAR?

While its momentum has down shifted a bit over the last few years, the success of NASCAR as a racing entity is inarguable. They have managed to take a previously niche sport, identify its core audience and grow that audience well beyond its earlier reach. Jennifer Wirth-Ice takes a look at how NASCAR has cultivated […]

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Racing toward irrelevance?

When I was a kid growing up in rural Illinois in the 1960s, there were few events as big as the Indianapolis 500. The race was such a big deal – at least in the Midwest – that it was a pay-per-view event: people would go to the local movie theater to watch it live. […]

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Celebrity Top Tens: NASCAR’s Trevor Bayne

At age 20, NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne just became the youngest to ever win the Daytona 500, a race one could consider the Kentucky Derby of his sport. So who better to rank the top three-year-olds this week than a top youngster in another discipline? His top horse? Dialed In. “I like him because I […]

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MEDIA BLATHERS?

Jay Cronley in his most recent column at ESPN.com takes on the media coverage of horse racing calling many of those who cover the sport “hack media members”. “On a national level, anchors and reporters often seem more interested in ‘Komedy Klub’ material than thoughtfulness…Alley rats caged and subjected to hours of sports talk […]

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HOW DOES ZENYATTA’S 17-IN-A-ROW COMPARE TO OTHER WINNING STREAKS?

By Ray Paulick They all get beat, or so the saying goes. Eclipse never did though. In fact, the English colt retired in 1771 with a perfect record of 19-for-19 because there was no competition left to take him on. You know the saying: “Eclipse first, the rest nowhere.” Colin was undefeated, too, winning 15 […]

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DUCHOSSOIS VS. CARROLL: NO LOVE OVER NASCAR

The partnership between former Turfway Park owner Jerry Carroll and Arlington Park boss Dick Duchossois always seemed like a strange one. Okay, they literally see eye to eye, since they share a similar physical stature, and both men were among the earliest proponents in horseracing for tracks to get slot machines or full-scale casinos. But […]

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GETTING THE CUP IN GEAR

By Ray Paulick Horse of the Year won’t be the only racing subject being debated in the coming weeks in the wake of the 26th Breeders’ Cup championships from Santa Anita Park Nov. 6-7. For what it’s worth, if I had a vote in the Eclipse Awards (and I don’t), it would go to Zenyatta […]

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