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Making better horses out of thin air?

The Examiner is a newspaper that covers news centered around Allentown, New Jersey’s hotbed of horse farms, and other areas around the state. Because it does, I glance at it from time to time, and paused last week to check … Continue reading

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Fred Pope’s creative thinking based on faulty logic

Fred Pope is back. As if he ever left. Pope, a determined Lexington, Ky., advertising executive, racing commentator, and iconoclast, issued another lengthy commentary on the state of the game this week – this one taking up six pages of … Continue reading

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Young man presents sage document

Ed Martin, the president of Racing Commissioners International, has made some wise moves in the last year. None was wiser than his hiring Steve May as vice president and business manager of the organization of racing commissioners. I know May, … Continue reading

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New Jersey/Ontario case a critical one

Bad news, good news – and the bad first, because it really is bad. If it prevails, it will affect the runners as well as the trotters and pacers. It is the case of the 90-day suspension for illegal medication … Continue reading

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Trainer feeling sting of being shut out

The name Lou Pena will ring few bells on the Thoroughbred side of aisle, but the harness crowd knows him well, particularly in the last two years. And the news involving him over the weekend carries significance for all of … Continue reading

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