Eric Sondheimer

Racing! Owning a thoroughbred teaches you a lot about how much people care for these horses

Hello, my name is Eric Sondheimer, and welcome to our horse racing newsletter. I’m going to try to be the Manny Mota of pinch hitters today, filling in for John Cherwa. I’ve focused through the years on covering high school sports for The Times but also writing about horse racing. And I get to share what has been an exciting time.

I’m in my early months and experiences as a first-time thoroughbred owner, and I can say without a doubt how devoted people are to making sure these horses are kept safe and healthy. A cough, an awkward step, a failure to eat food — the trainers and their assistants are watching out for anything. They...

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