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John Morrissey, father of local racing, subject of exhibit

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Nobody really knows if John Morrissey was any good at picking the horses. People do know the Irish businessman had other skills -- and one of them was picking the place horses like to run. Saratoga Race Course is celebrating the 150th anniversary of racing in the city this year, and Morrissey is being remembered at the track as the man who organized the first, brief meet in 1863. The life of Morrissey is also ...

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