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Racetrack tales and then some, meet Ray Destefano

POSTED: July 15, 2021

If there ever was a Zelig or Damon Runyon type character from the racetrack Ray Destefano fits the bill pretty good. You name it Ray...

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Allen Jerkens: Humble Greatness

POSTED: July 31, 2020

By: Charles Simon He knew who I was the day I went and asked him for a job. Walking into Allen Jerkens office and asking...

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A Lady of History and Heart: Genuine Risk

POSTED: March 23, 2020

Keeneland Library Featherston Collection- Genuine Risk The Kentucky Derby stands as America’s most celebrated race, an event that even people who do not regularly go...

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A Christmas Past

POSTED: December 19, 2019

Photo Credit: Jim Raftery-Jacinto Vasquez Aboard Christmas Past “Its hair, which hung about its neck and down its back, was white as if with age;...

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Michael Valiante's Top 15 Hispanic Jockeys

POSTED: June 27, 2019

By Michael Valiante Throughout its history, America has proven to be a land of opportunity for immigrants around the world who have come here and...

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Genuine Risk: When the Lady Became the Champ

POSTED: April 26, 2019

By Geo Sette [caption id="attachment_30420" align="aligncenter" width="280"] Our Man Geo[/caption] "The dynamic Filly Genuine Risk emerges victorious in the 1980 Kentucky Derby!" I remember it...

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