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BRIDGEPORT — The first-year Mountain East Conference has chosen Bridgeport as the locale for its office. The NCAA Division II league has Shepherd as well as other former WVIAC schools and three other members in its 12-school league. Reid Amos is the conference’s first commissioner after previously being associated with West Liberty, another member institute […]

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Dance to Bristol impresses at Saratoga

CHARLES TOWN — Charles Town capped July with a bevy of allowance races that will serve as preps for numerous state-bred stakes in August leading up to the West Virginia Breeders Classics in October. Last Saturday the highlight of the program may been the opener, a maiden special weight event for state-bred three-year-olds hoping to […]

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Risen Star performed in Secretariat’s shadow

Plucky and competitive was Risen Star. The dark bay colt raced only 11 times and his vapor-like career flashed so hurriedly across thoroughbred racing’s radar screen that his notoriety was not as heavy as one might think would adhere to a winner of both the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. This article is exclusive, […]

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Jax and Jill back to winning ways

Although there are no stakes races scheduled for July at Charles Town, the month is filled with allowance races that should prove to be stepping stones to many of the state-bred stakes. On July 12 in Charles Town, Jax And Jill went postward in a one-turn dash f and did so while being the only […]

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Whirlaway tried the patience of trainer Ben Jones

Ben Jones was one of the most gifted and influential trainers of thoroughbreds the sport has ever seen. But the Calumet Farm tutor never claimed to be a psychologist — amateur or otherwise. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to […]

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Mrs. Chenery was partial to Riva Ridge

Mrs. Penny Tweedy Chenery was the owner of the Chestnut Zeus, a thoroughbred whose real name was Secretariat. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is exclusive, , click “buy” and view it […]

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15 straight wins were symbolic of the great Buckpasser

Buckpasser always had that lean and hungry look. He often devoured the competition. Just as often he looked the part of a dark brown assassin, inexorably stalking timid pacesetters before powerfully moving past them to another stakes victory. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is […]

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Red blinkers was Gallant Fox’s calling card

An all-night rain had promised to muddy the Saratoga track. When the steady rain continued on until past noon the next day, the 1930 Travers Stakes would be contested on a deep and clinging course that just might cause an upset of huge proportion. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. […]

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The times have been few when a thoroughbred comes to a “classic” race with an unbeaten record and his owner wavers about even racing him. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is […]

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In the background, Gallant Man still a Hall of Famer

In 1957, there was a “Big Three” of thorougbred racing. This article is exclusive, use Cleeng to view it in full. The rest of this article is exclusive, use Cleeng again to view it. The rest of this article is exclusive, , click “buy” and view it instantly. Exclusive content Already have a Cleeng account? […]

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