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The two lives of Pat Lynch

Updated: May 3, 2001, 5:10 PM ET
By Dave Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

I went to work for The New York Racing Association in the spring of 1971 at Aqueduct as an assistant track announcer to the legendary Fred Capossela. My boss was another turf legend named Patrick W. Lynch. Pat passed away in January at the age of 84, but he left behind a great legacy, a myriad of friends and a million stories about one of his great loves, the thoroughbred racehorse.

Pat knew more about what was happening around the racetrack than any other racing official, management executive ...

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