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  1. What's Going On Here: In Durkin's Own WordsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | Blood Horse

    Tom Durkin retired Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course from his life's calling, ending a 43-year career as the nation's premier racetrack a announcer. The native of Chicago's West Side has called more than 80,000 races, beginning at a fair circuit in Wisconsin.

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  2. Third Photography Eclipse for LivingstonRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 6 | Blood Horse

    Livingston, from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has been the chief photographer at the Form since 2008. She previously won the award in 1992 for a photograph in The Blood-Horse magazine and in 2001 for an image in The Thoroughbred Chronicl e.

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  3. Champ Serena's Song Retired From BreedingRead the original story

    Monday Dec 29 | Blood Horse

    Serena's Song was the all-time leading distaff earner with $3,283,388 in winnings when she was retired in late 1996. Serena's Song, who was inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., also excelled as a broodmare.

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  4. Old Friends to Receive Special Eclipse AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2014 | Blood Horse

    The award selection of Old Friends was announced Dec. 19 by event sponsors National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form , and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters. It honors extraordinary service, individual achievements in, or contributions to, the sport of Thoroughbred racing.

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  5. Durkin to Receive Eclipse Award of MeritRead the original story

    Dec 18, 2014 | Blood Horse

    Capping an extraordinary career as one of North America's premier race track announcers and one of the most popular personalities in Thoroughbred racing, Tom Durkin - longtime voice of the New York Racing Association tracks, the Breeders' Cup, and the Triple Crown - will be honored with the Eclipse Award of Merit for a lifetime of outstanding achievement in the Thoroughbred industry. in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., after a 43-year-career, will be presented the Award of Merit at The 44th Annual Eclipse Awards dinner and ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 17 at "This is quite an honor and quite a surprise," Durkin remarked.

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  6. Churchill and Saratoga Harness Formalize DealRead the original story

    Oct 28, 2014 | Blood Horse

    Churchill Downs Inc. announced Oct. 28 it had signed a purchase agreement to acquire 25% interest in Saratoga Casino Holdings for approximately $30.6 million in cash.

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  7. Twilight Eclipse Merits Long Look in BC TurfRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | Blood Horse

    Horse racing can be an unforgiving game, especially at the upper level where the stakes are highest and the difference in ability among the leading contenders is often razor thin. Just ask the connections for , the hard-trying gelding who lost three grade I races this summer by a grand total of 1 1/4 lengths to the same horse, Disappointing, of course, maybe even excruciating, but there's always a next time.

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  8. Kelly, Rogers New Racing Museum TrusteesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | Blood Horse

    Mike Rogers was recently named to the board of trustees of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. Owner-breeder Jon S. Kelly and Stronach Group executive Mike Rogers have been named to the board of trustees of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The appointments were announced by museum president Gretchen Jackson.

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  9. Durkin Nears Finish Line of Brilliant CareerRead the original story

    Aug 30, 2014 | Blood Horse

    By BETH HARRIS AP Racing Writer It's last call for Tom Durkin. The voice of horse racing on the New York circuit is silencing himself Sunday, Aug. 31, retiring after a 43-year career in which he also announced Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup races.

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  10. Filly is First Winner for JustenuffhumorRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2014 | Blood Horse

    A homebred raced by Darley's Godolphin Racing, Justenuffhumor won the Fourstardave and Bernard Baruch, both grade II grass stakes, at in 2009.

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  11. Gulfstream Plans Lasix-Free Races in 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2014 | Blood Horse

    Frank Stronach, owner of The Stronach Group, said horse racing must implement reforms to instill confidence in the public and stakeholders such as owners, breeders, and racetracks.

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  12. Panel: Backstretch Wage Compliance IncreasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2014 | Blood Horse

    Panelists at the Saratoga Institute on Racing and Gaming Law Aug. 12 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. painted a picture of increased compliance in the wake of a 2008 investigation into wage practices by the state of New York.

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  13. NYRA Franchise, Winter Racing DiscussedRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2014 | Blood Horse

    The future structure of the New York Racing Association and the implications for year-round racing in the state were examined Aug. 12, the first day of the Saratoga Institute on Racing & Gaming Law in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The Albany Law School, which hosts the conference each year, extended an invitation to NYRA chief executive officer Chris Kay, ... (more)

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  14. Panel: Equine Welfare Tied to Cultural ChangeRead the original story

    Aug 12, 2014 | Blood Horse

    Continued improvement in regard to equine health and welfare is closely tied to major cultural changes in horse racing, panelists suggested Aug. 12 at the Saratoga Institute on Racing & Gaming Law in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The two-day conference is focusing on issues related to horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering as well as the expansion of ... (more)

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  15. USADA Chief: Independent Testing NecessaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2014 | Blood Horse

    The head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency Aug. 11 outlined how the organization could assist the Thoroughbred racing industry should its factions come together and push for federal legislation authorizing USADA to handle equine drug testing and enforcement.

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  16. Lookin At Lucky Filly Tops New York-Bred SaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2014 | Blood Horse

    The Fasig-Tipton preferred sale of New York-bred yearlings concluded Aug. 10 on a positive note, with the overall two-day average increasing 11% and the median up 18% over the same sale at Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a year ago.

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  17. Panza: Focus on Big Event DaysRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2014 | Blood Horse

    Even though the North American foal crop seems to have stabilized, the decline in horses produced over the past several years will require racetracks to change how they do business, according to Martin Panza, senior vice president of racing operations for the New York Racing Association.

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  18. Racing Gets Some Tips From NFL ExecutiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2014 | Blood Horse

    The horse racing industry Aug. 10 was offered a look at the success of the National Football League and, though racing lacks the fundamental structure to support similar growth, there were some takeaway tips on maximizing interest in the sport.

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  19. Jockey Club to Explore Federal Rules on DrugsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2014 | Blood Horse

    The Jockey Club Aug. 10 acknowledged progress on the effort to adopt uniform medication and drug-testing rules on a state-by-state basis but also said it will advocate on the federal level for assistance in the form of legislation.

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  20. Durkin Receives Jockey Club MedalRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2014 | Blood Horse

    Tom Durkin, who will retire Aug. 31 after 43 years as a race caller, received The Jockey Club Medal the night Aug.9 for exceptional contributions to the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry.

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