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September 21, 2018

‘Another Great Breeze’ For Diversify Ahead Of Jockey Club Gold Cup

Lauren Evans and Ralph M. Evans' multiple Grade 1 winner Diversify wrapped up his major preparations for his title defense in the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park with a five-furlong breeze Friday morning, covering the distance in 58.97 seconds, his second bullet work in as many weeks. Diversify worked solo […]

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Shirley Day Smith Dies; Beloved NYRA Press Office Assistant Was 99

Shirley Day Smith, who spent more than 60 years as the administrative assistant in the press office for the New York Racing Association and its predecessors, died Thursday, September 20, 2018, after a brief illness at South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside, N.Y.  She was 99 years old. Smith had retired from NYRA in the […]

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‘You Learn How To Maintain’: Keeneland Auctioneers Keep Up The Pace In Later September Books

The marathon Keeneland September Yearling Sale can wear down just about anyone that's there for the full run of the two-week auction, but being worn down is not an option for the ever-present buzz from the auctioneer's stand. Keeping up volume and energy is critical for both the auctioneers and announcers, from the seven-figure standouts […]

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After ‘Emotional’ Recovery, The Player Finally Back Home In Kentucky

Trainer Buff Bradley rode in the van alongside The Player all the way from Louisiana State University to his Indian Ridge Farm in Kentucky, keeping watch over the personality-laden chestnut colt whose recovery over the past six months has been nothing short of a miracle. Bradley bred the colt with his father and long-time client […]

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