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Opinion: Enough With the Back and Forth Already


By Dick Downey

Now there is yet another report that Take Charge Brandi may run in the Rebel Stakes. We've heard that before, and then we were told it was not going to happen.

Don't get me wrong. I am not blaming the messenger. I am blaming the owner. It's the job of the turf media to report these developments, but please don't play us.

To be specific, the owner mentioned the Arkansas Derby last time, and the trainer almost immediately said nope, we're not running against boys.

Let's get back to a straightforward approach. You make up your mind, you tell the media, and we'll report it.

Good luck to Take Charge Brandi.


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