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Joe Drape, New York Times

Joe Drape: ‘They’re pure, magnificent creatures’

Joe Drape’s name, of late, has been synonymous with unsettling news coming out of the American horse racing industry. In two recent front-page articles in the New York Times, Drape has coauthored stories describing horse deaths, incidents of race-day drugging, and a lack of effective oversight in the Sport of Kings. In a Q&A with, the award-winning New York Times sportswriter answers questions about his ongoing series, and offers his opinion on how horse racing, a sport he has loved since he was a kid growing up in the Midwest, might be improved. A race writer for some 15 […]