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  • Seven things about Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah — and his Jewish owner

    June 5, 2015 | 3:18 pm

    On Saturday, a brawny 3-year-old colt named American Pharoah will take to the Belmont Stakes racetrack in a bid to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

    A win would not only rock the sports world, it would also be a triumphant stand for Ahmed Zayat, an Orthodox Jew...

  • Writer’s Guild to Honor ‘Extremely’ Talented Screenwriter Eric Roth

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 26, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    Several weeks before he was to receive the lifetime achievement award from the Writers Guild of America, West, Eric Roth was in his study in Malibu conducting a breezy conversation that veered from his communist Jewish parents to his Oscar-winning screenplay for “Forrest Gump.”...

  • Trainer Saddles Up to Run for the Roses

    By Steve Schuelein

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Not all thoroughbred horse trainers grow up on farms in Kentucky or ranches in Texas.

    Bobby Frankel grew up in New York, a streetwise teenager first attracted to area harness and thoroughbred tracks as a gambler. He applied those handicapping skills and a sharp eye for horses into a...

  • A Day at the Races

    By Charlotte Hildebrand

    February 17, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    From the first question, the interview sank like a rock.

    "Jews in horse racing. What kind of story is that?" the famous- person's voice bellowed over the phone. "You're 20 years too late!"

    "There was Maxwell Glick and Sam Rubin and Hirsh Jacobs and Eugene Kline. A guy like Maxwell...