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Woody Stephens

Woody Stephens (Horse racing.  Born, Stanton, KY, Sept. 1, 1913; died, Miami Lakes, FL, Aug. 22, 1998.)  Few, if any, figures in thoroughbred racing demonstrated the period of mastery over a Triple Crown event that Woodford Cefis Stephens held over the Belmont Stakes from 1982-86.  In that span, Stephens was the trainer of five straight Belmont […]

Chris McCarron

Chris McCarron (Racing. Born, Dorchester, MA, Mar. 27, 1955.) After beginning his career in the East, Christopher McCarron based himself in California in 1978, but continued to come East for major races. McCarron was racing’s career purse earnings leader, reaching $100 million in 1988 at age 33 (the youngest to reach that figure). He was […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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