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Edward L. Bowen is president of Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, leading source of private funding for veterinary research benefiting the horse. Bowen is a former editor-in-chief of The Blood-Horse Magazine and author of 19 books on Thoroughbred racing.
- 7/16/2011 - NYRA AND THE CUP
Considerable debate has gone on in recent years about whether the Breeders' Cup would best serve its purposes by establishing a permanent base for its annual two days of racing. Having followed and written about racing history for many years, I have been keenly interested in this debate. In my opinion, a number of individuals who have not been in the game for more than 25 years or so might be overlooking at least one aspect of the history of the Breeders' Cup which I believe should take the permanent-site option off the table. — (click here to read the entire article)
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