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Saving a Thoroughbred brings race fan full circle

Wide-eyed with excitement, the young receptionist paged through the glossy brochures. Beautiful Thoroughbreds, groomed to perfection like glamorous fashion models, filled the pages she had organized for Centennial Farms. It was her first job. In some ways, it was one of the happiest times of Elizabeth De Smet’s life. And the work she did, answering phones, chatting with racing officials, and other office duties, might not have seemed like much to an outsider, but to De Smet, it was her ticket in. “That job sucked me into racing!” she says. “I used to answer phones and made frequent calls to […]