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Mike Lee

Mike Lee (Sports editor. Born, Yonkers, NY, Jan. 30, 1910; died, Jamaica, NY, Nov. 22, 1986.) Considered a thoroughbred racing authority, Michael Lee was sports editor of the Long Island Daily Press in Jamaica for nearly 39 years (1938-77). Born Michael Leibowitz, Lee started his sportswriting career as a schoolboy correspondent for the Yonkers Herald […]

Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole (Horse racing.  Born, New York, NY, July 11, 1876; died, New York, NY, Feb. 23, 1965.)  Though not a noted owner or breeder, Ashley T. Cole had a profound effect on New York thoroughbred racing.  When Cole was appointed to the Racing Commission by Gov. Herbert Lehman in May 1942, the appointment was […]

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