Dave Litfin

Old Friends To Dedicate New Signs During Homecoming

Old Friends, Thoroughbred Retirement Farm will dedicate three new street signs during its 18th Annual Homecoming event, Sunday, May 7 from noon to 4 p.m. (EST), the organization said in a release on Wednesday. The new signs will honor: Dave Litfin, "Litfin Lane," author and writer for the Daily Racing Form; Bob Neumeier, "Neumeier Street," NBC broadcaster; and Jay Privman, "Privman Pass," recently retired turf writer from the Daily Racing Form. "This trio of remarkable chroniclers of Thoroughbred racing will have paths named after them at Old Friends to remind...

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Dave Litfin, Former Handicapper for the Form, Dies at 64

Dave Litfin, the widely respected former handicapper for the Daily Racing Form, died Thursday night in Saratoga Springs after a long battle with cancer. He was 64. The news was announced by his wife of 39 years, Robin, on her Facebook page. Litfin was a call-taker with the Form and joined the New York Racing Association's publicity staff as the press box manager in 1984. He went to work for the DRF in 1990 where he wrote the "Handicapper's Corner" column. He was the author of two books, "Dave Litfin's...

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