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Steven Crist, Andrew Beyer To Be Given Eclipse Awards of Merit

Through extraordinary work as journalists and providing a voice for horseplayers while promoting positive change and breakthrough handicapping innovations across North America, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that Andrew Beyer and Steven Crist will each receive the Eclipse Award of Merit […]

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Andrew Beyer: Rebel With A Cause

There was no fanfare, no rapturous odes, no good riddance or heartfelt goodbyes. There wasn’t even a traditional gathering in the newsroom, where a ranking editor might offer a rousing speech followed by a round of applause and icing on a cake spelling out the words “Thank You.” When Andrew Beyer ended his career as […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Saratoga’s Lure, New York’s Hook?

Today, the timeless tradition of Thoroughbred racing at Saratoga begins again. The six-week meet is one of the most enticing events of the year for fans, bettors, and horsemen. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss what makes Saratoga so alluring and preview some of the can’t-miss racing battles […]

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Steven Crist, Longtime Daily Racing Form Executive & Columnist, Retires

Steven Crist, the longtime Daily Racing Form executive and columnist, today announced his retirement. Crist, who put together an investment group to buy the property in 1998, served as the company’s Chief Executive until 2002, and most recently was its Editor and Publisher Emeritus. “I can’t think of a single individual who has contributed more […]

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Crist, Wagner Selected For NHC Hall Of Fame

Steven Crist, the longtime Daily Racing Form publisher and columnist who was the impetus behind the formation of the National Handicapping Championship (NHC), and Judy Wagner, winner of NHC II in 2001 and the first horseplayers’ representative on the NTRA Board of Directors, have been selected for induction to the NHC Hall of Fame, the […]

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NTRA Seeks Horseplayer Comments On Push For New IRS Rules

The following is a press release from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association: In response to efforts spearheaded by the NTRA, the United States Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are considering changes to reporting and withholding requirements related to pari-mutuel winnings. The changes would positively impact all levels of horseplayers, regardless of […]

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Crist Showing Improvement After Cardiac Arrest

Daily Racing Form editor and publisher emeritus Steven Crist continues to improve after suffering a cardiac arrest last Sunday at his home in Long Island. The 57-year old Crist is said to be in stable condition after a successful surgical procedure on Friday. Crist, the author of several books on handicapping, has been with the […]

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DRF’s Crist in ‘Critical But Stable’ Condition After Being Stricken By Cardiac Arrest

Editor and publisher emeritus of the Daily Racing Form, Steven Crist, was hospitalized Sunday after being stricken by cardiac arrest at his home on Long Island, DRF reported. The publication said the 57-year-old was listed in critical but stable condition as of Monday morning. Crist was part of a previous ownership group of the Daily […]

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Remembering ‘Miracle Man’ Trainer Oscar Barrera

It’s been 30 years since Steven Crist wrote in the New York Times that Thoroughbred trainer Oscar Barrera was running the “best magic show in town.” Barrera was doing things no other trainers dared try, astonishing bettors and fellow horsemen during a remarkable run that took New York horse racing by storm. When Barrera died in […]

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Crist: ‘Staying Within Division Should Be Out of Fashion by Fall’

On Saturday, Belmont Park and Santa Anita will play host to 11 graded stakes races – 10 of them Grade 1’s – in what has been dubbed ‘Super Saturday’. Some of the races that will be run are the prestigious Jockey Club Gold Cup and the Beldame at Belmont Park, and the Awesome Again and […]

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