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NY Times, FX Investigation Into Racing Fails To Break New Ground

The much-anticipated documentary "The New York Times Presents: "Broken Horses" will debut on the FX Network Friday at 10 p.m ET and will begin streaming on Hulu next day. What follows is a review of the documentary. You probably haven't seen the FX documentary "The New York Times Presents: "Broken Horses" yet, but, then again, you have. Be it from 60 Minutes, HBO's Real Sports, the Washington Post or in the pages of the New York Times, the story of horse racing's problems has been told numerous times. It's not...

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Parx-Based Trainer Joe Taylor Receives Six-Year Ban

Joe Taylor, who has been among the top trainers at Parx since he began his career about eight years ago, has received a six-year suspension from the Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit (HIWU) after two of his horses tested positive for the banned substances clenbuterol and methylphenidate. According to a posting on the HIWU website, Taylor has admitted the violations and accepted the penalties. However, his attorney, Alan Pincus, raised questions about the positive tests. "No trainer is going to give his horse two different easily detectable illegal drugs and...

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