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Inside Track: Second Chances

Inside Track: Second Chances

When Windswept Lady arrived at Shannon Hahn's Argyle, N.Y-based Double L Stable Equine Rescue and Sanctuary near Saratoga Springs with her newborn foal, the outlook looked grim for the granddaughter of Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew.

Inside Track: A True Original

Inside Track: A True Original

Attorney Jim Philpott has taken a lot of journeys throughout his life. And though he was casually involved with horses at a young age, he never imagined his career path after law school would eventually revolve around the Thoroughbred world.

Inside Track: Lucky Stars

Inside Track: Lucky Stars

Many Thoroughbred farm workers consider themselves lucky if they played a part in buying, selling, or raising at least a couple successful horses throughout their careers.

NTWA Dinner Honors Three

NTWA Dinner Honors Three

National Turf Writers Assoc. hosts annual awards dinner; honors Chris McCarron, the late Luke Kruytbosch, and Turf writer Maryjean Wall.

Inside Track: Wedding at the Wire

Inside Track: Wedding at the Wire

A relationship that began nine years ago will culminate in a wedding revolving around two passions the betrothed couple share: horse racing and Saratoga Race Course.

Inside Track: Happy Trails

Inside Track: Happy Trails

In the midst of the disappointments and tragedies that sometimes occur in the horse industry, it's refreshing to hear a story with not one, but two happy endings.

Inside Track: Burnett's Journey

Inside Track: Burnett's Journey

On April 28, long time racetrack worker and paraplegic Rodney Burnett began a daunting journey with a worthy mission. Burnett, 51, is currently en route to the West Coast in a covered wagon on a 2,500-mile cross country trip that began in Williston, Fla.

Commentary: Bye George

By - Esther Marr - I've only worked in the Thoroughbred industry for two years, so I don't pretend to know the history of horse racing to the extent of most people I encounter each day in my profession.

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