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ARNOLD KIRKPATRICK

Arnold Kirkpatrick

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Of all the stories that Arnold Kirkpatrick loved to tell – from a repertoire that stretched from his days as a college student at Tulane, to his years as managing editor of Thoroughbred Record, and to his days helping Mr. Leslie Combs run mighty Spendthrift Farm – the story that he told most often, with the heartiest of laughs and with that enormous twinkle in his eye, was of the day he finally agreed to marry me.
Julia Kirkpatrick (February 1st 2012 - Issue 23)

The story of Black Bess

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The story of Black BessNot to toot my own horn, but, in 1973 when I was editor of The Thoroughbred Record, I was invited to Panama for the Clasico Internacional del Caribe, because the organizers wanted a "distinguished journalist" to cover the event for an international publication.
Arnold Kirkpatrick (October 2011 - Issue Number: Issue 22)

Pain and Suffrage

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Ok, even in view of the fact that I had very little to do with the thing as a whole, I have to say the last issue of North American Trainer may have the best ever. Not only did it have a wonderful picture of Linda Rice – who is not only beautiful but a superb trainer - on the cover, but it also had the first of what promises to be a series of excellent articles from my friend Alan Balch, who has taken over as Executive Director of the California Thoroughbred Trainers.
Arnold Kirkpatrick (20 October 2010 - Issue Number: 18)

Strike Two

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Bill Young Jr. is a nice man - quiet, smart, private to the point of being very shy, honest and practical. On June 9, he shocked the Thoroughbred world with the announcement that he was dispersing almost all of the horses who are owned by Overbrook Farm, which had become one of the major success stories in the U.S. Thoroughbred business over the past quarter century.
By Arnold Kirkpatrick (16 July 2009 - Issue Number: 13)

A Point In Time

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Happy New Year.  2008 is gone and thank God for that!Last fall, we were ravaged by a perfect storm of a justifiable collapse of confidence in the US economy, accompanied by atrocious results at our major sales, compounded by the anticipation of sales in 2009, where breeders will be selling yearlings and weanlings conceived and born at 2007 and 2008 prices.
Arnold Kirkpatrick (20 January 2009 - Issue Number: 11)

The Names (And Times) They Are A-Changin'

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It was just a small item buried in the middle of the Thoroughbred Times TODAY, last November 19, but it aroused in me a deep sense of foreboding as an omen of a dark future for racing:;Mountaineer Race Track, the Chester, West Virginia, track officially has changed its name from Mountaineer Race Track and Gaming Resort to Mountaineer Casino Resort and Racetrack."
Arnold Kirkpatrick (14 February 2008 - Issue Number: 7 )

A Lesson In Loyalty, Etc.

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I've been to the Kentucky Derby 27 times -16 as a member of the press as part of a team of writers and photographers who covered it for the Thoroughbred Record, and the others in every capacity from a drunk in the infield to the ultra-exclusive box reserved for heads of state and some of the biggest bigwigs invited to the race.
Arnold Kirkpatrick(01 July 2007 - Issue Number: 4 )