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Nerud Hoping To See Another Triple Crown Winner

Hall of Fame trainer and breeder John Nerud is 102 years old but is described as “feisty as ever” by an article in the New York Times. He has lived to see eleven Triple Crown winners, and now, Nerud is hoping to see another one. Among the horses Nerud trained was the legendary Dr. Fager; […]

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NY Times: Aqueduct Winter Racing Marches On

Since the winter meet began Dec. 3, Aqueduct Racetrack has canceled 15 of 46 scheduled race days due to winter weather conditions. “The most important thing is the safety of the horse,” said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, who opted to keep Ocean Knight in Florida for the Tampa Bay Derby rather than send him to Aqueduct […]

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NY Times Photo Essay Provides Bleak Perspective From Aqueduct

Photographer Theo Zierock published a photo essay from a winter spent at Aqueduct Racetrack in the New York Times this week, his images capturing what the Times called “a decaying building populated by lonely old men.” Zierock, 24, found security and sanitation to be poor in his season at the track, and the regular handicappers there took […]

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‘He Lied Like Nobody’s Business’: A Racing Con Man and His Trail of Deception

Five months ago, Jonathan Pippin was living large. A small-time Ohio grifter who had convinced a handful of Twitter followers to invest in horses he didn’t own, Pippin had been working for months at hooking a bigger fish, one of the largest in all of horse racing. And so that’s how he found himself as […]

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Drape: Remembering Paul Moran

On July 20, about 50 people gathered at the graveside of Go For Wand in the Saratoga infield to scatter the ashes of turfwriter Paul Moran, who succumbed to lung cancer last November. We were there to say goodbye to the last true turf writer,” wrote Joe Drape for the New York Times, “whose written […]

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Hoppert: ‘Chrome’ in Good Hands With Alan Sherman

With two weeks until a Triple Crown attempt in the Belmont Stakes, 77-year-old trainer Art Sherman is back in California, caring for his stable there. It is his son Alan who remains in New York with California Chrome, who could make history on June 7. In a story in The New York Times written by […]

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Hoppert: California Chrome Has ‘Luck’ on His Side

In a column for The New York Times, Melissa Hoppert details the good and bad superstitions at the racetrack, including the ones regarding California Chrome as he makes a bid for the Triple Crown. Says trainer Jimmy Jerkens, who is preparing Wicked Strong for the Belmont Stakes, of old stories surrounding white leg markings, “Well, […]

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Fans, Industry Participants Weigh in on PETA Video Findings

An undercover video by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, first reported in the New York Times, prompted a firestorm of responses across social media and Internet forums Thursday.  The video footage, obtained by a PETA operative working in trainer Steve Asmussen’s barn, has led to state and federal complaints against Asmussen and […]

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NY Times: Meet the Super Bowl ‘Wizards of Odds’

The sharp horse racing bettor looks forward to big events like the Kentucky Derby and Breeders’ Cup because of the pools and the public money that pours into them. Elsewhere in the gambling world, there’s no bigger event than the Super Bowl, and in the same way, professional bettors look to take advantage of all […]

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NY Times Wins Eclipse for Multi-Media Feature on Russell Baze

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) announced today that The New York Times has won the 2013 Media Eclipse Award in the Audio/Multi-Media Internet category for “The Jockey,” an in depth profile of Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze, which appeared on the Times’ […]

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