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The Ragens: Born Into Racing

[caption id="attachment_18900" align="alignright" width="1227"] Ed Ragen and Super Twenty.[/caption] by Bob Gates The Ragens were a multi-generational horse racing family with its roots in Ireland. Edward Michael Ragen was one of the original grand old men of racing. “Eddie” spent more than 70 years racing thoroughbreds, until an injury from a 1981 fall forced him…
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Secretariat’s Triple Crown: A Half Century Later

[caption id="attachment_18789" align="alignright" width="1000"] Secretariat. 1973 Triple Crown winner.[/caption] by Bob Gates As the opening passage starts, “In the beginning…” One of the greatest horses in the history of horse racing made his first start on July 4, 1972. In time he would become America’s horse, so how fitting is it that Secretariat would go…
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