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  • Scrapbooks From the Past

    Even after all these years, I still treasure those early scrapbooks that helped to preserve my memories of a time when you could actually feel those stories in your hand and protect them from time and the elements.

  • Ogygian winning one of several races at Belmont Park.
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    Grade I Winner and Sire Ogygian Dies at 32

    Multiple grade I winner and sire Ogygian, the oldest resident at Old Friends retirement farm near Georgetown, Ky., died March 14 because of complications from colic. The son of Damascus was 32.

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    Skip Away's Skipshot Surprises in Swaps

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />The cross that produced Swaps Stakes surprise winner Skipshot appears to be based on an affinity of Skip Away for Halo-line mares.

  • Frank Whiteley

    Frank Whiteley Jr., Hall of Famer, Dead

    Hall of Fame trainer Frank Yewell Whiteley Jr., the hard-nosed "Fox of Laurel" and conditioner of superstars Ruffian, Damascus, and Forego, died today in Camden, S.C.

  • Retired Claiborne Farm stallion Boundary

    Boundary Pensioned at Claiborne Farm

    Claiborne Farm stallion Boundary has been retired from stud duty due to declining fertility, said Bernie Sams, farm spokesperson.

  • Hero's Tribute to Buck Pond

    Hero's Tribute, a 6-year-old son of Sea Hero--Eastern Dawn, by Damascus, has been retired from racing and will stand the 2005 breeding season at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky. The three-time stakes winner, who arrived at the farm Sept. 11, will stand for a fee of $5,000.

  • Damascus Is Most Underrated Horse of All-Time

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i> -- In 2000, I wrote a book on Dr. Fager for the Thoroughbred Legends series. My admiration for the good doctor knows no boundaries, as he was the swiftest, most dominating, and in general, most unique Thoroughbred I have ever laid eyes on. But not one second went by while writing the book that I didn't feel like a traitor. It was his archrival Damascus, you see, who got me interested in Thoroughbred racing.

  • Try to Imagine

    <i> By Steve Haskin </i> -- The Gotham Stakes rekindles memories of the Dr. Fager-Damascus showdown 35 years ago.