Letter to the Editor: A Woman Among Men

It was about 9:15 a.m. on a chilly day at Belmont and as I headed down the aisle towards the back door of Barn 44 for what felt like the 50th time since arriving at 5:15 a.m., a hot walker stopped me in my tracks saying with a laugh, "You two started neck and neck earlier, but now she has 10 lengths on you." The woman he was referring to was top trainer Linda Rice and he couldn't have summed her up much better. A client once compared Rice to...

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Palace Aims for Vosburg

Palace (City Zip) fired a five furlong bullet in :59.85 Sunday morning over the Belmont training track, leading trainer Linda Rice to believe he is ready for a start in the GI Vosburg Sept. 26. Palace has been on the bench since sustaining a cut after stumbling out of the gate in the John Morrissey S. July 30, but Rice explained that after the breeze Sunday he seems ready to return to the races. "He fell and hurt his foot really badly and it's been quite an ugly wrap," she...

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