Monthly Archives: July 2015

Saratoga: The View from the Press Box, 101 Quotes on the Spa

By Bennett Liebman Government Lawyer in Residence With the 2015 Saratoga racing season about to get underway, I thought it was time to review what sportswriters have said about Saratoga over the past century. I have tried to use quotes … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Stud: The Bipartisan Politically Powerful Stable

By Bennett Liebman Government Lawyer in Residence We take it as a given that horse racing and politics generally don’t mix well, and most states have laws and rules that try to keep government officials from having interests in racing … Continue reading

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The Naming of the Triple Crown

By Bennett Liebman Government Lawyer in Residence[1] Now that American Pharoah has won the Triple Crown, it is time to try to make some better sense of how the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes became known as … Continue reading

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Sidewalks of Elmont

By Bennett Liebman Government Lawyer in Residence With American Pharaoh winning the Triple Crown this year for the first time since 1978, it is now time to forget the talk about any curse that may have been placed on the … Continue reading

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