And this is Travers Week.

THE OUTSIDE RAIL | by Joe Clancy

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At some point, his mother called him Smilin’ Eyed Jack. And they say I’m the writer. Never has a better description been given about a person than the one Sam hung on our middle son.

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Joe Bravo rapped. Rajiv Maragh dressed like an Indian. Julien Leparoux was a cop and an outlaw. Joe Rocco Jr. wrote his own song. Rosie Napravnik put on weight. Robbie Davis sang a terrible song, but made a great speech. 

And the whole place laughed and smiled and sang along.

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Late Friday morning, newly inducted Hall of Fame trainer Gary Jones made for the exit at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion. Wearing his Hall of Fame blazer over a short-sleeved light blue shirt with a blue and green racing tie, he accepted pats on the back, handshakes, a few congratulations but he never stopped walking.

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It gets late early around The Special office sometimes. That’s when the ideas start flying. What if other sports were like racing? At the end of every NFL game, the winning team lined up for a photo. 

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When a Dogwood Stable horse named None Like Nolan won Thursday’s second race, I just wanted to say congratulations and find out who Nolan was. 

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