turf writer

Ellen Parker Passes Away

Longtime turf writer Ellen Parker passed away Tuesday at Baptist Health in Lexington, Kentucky. An Ohio native, she developed a love of racing at a young age. Parker was known for her pedigree analysis and also wrote a non-fiction book on the horse Round Table. She served as an editor for publications such as American Turf Monthly, California Thoroughbred, The Northern California Thoroughbred and Washington Thoroughbred. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to Old Friends or PAWS. There will be no services.

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Steve Crist Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Handicapping and turf writing legend Steve Crist joins this week's TDN Writers' Room to share how he is enjoying retirement and to discuss his thoughts on growing the game.

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