Articles posted October 24, 2000

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Weekend Review: Persistence Pays Off in Maryland Million

For Testing, the second time, no, the third time, no...the fourth time was the charm. At sun-drenched Laurel Park on Oct. 21, on the day billed as Maryland's day at the races, Testing charged from far back to capture the $190,000 Maryland Million Classic in his fourth attempt and shattered the track record for 1 3/16 miles in the process.

Not All Horses Benefit from Going Barefoot

In a well-conformed, well-built horse, the barefoot state is the most natural situation and probably the healthiest, depending on the work the horse is asked to do. But taking the shoes off a horse and leaving them off is not a good idea for every animal.

The Big Ticket

By G.D. Hieronymus -- Breeders' Cup Day is second to none for horseplayers, with nearly every horse having a shot.

The World Championship Event

By Ray Paulick -- If the NTRA was created to boost racing's popularity with the general public, then using that same organization to raise the awareness of the sport's championship day is a logical progression.

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