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A Tough Business

Even when you’re winning big …

King Leatherbury on repeat Turf Monster winner Ben’s Cat, millionaire:

“People say ‘well, he won a million dollars,’ ” Leatherbury said. “My answer is ‘where did that million dollars go?’ I don’t know where it is. All I know is that every time I win purses, I pay a lot of bills.”

The gelding’s earnings per start average $44,657.

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A tough business, part two …

The tweeted updates on Paynter’s condition from Ahmed and Justin Zayat are just heartbreaking. The Haskell winner, already severely ill with colitis, has developed laminitis in three of his feet. What a horrible disease.