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Racing around the world to satisfy an itch

Thoroughbred racing is truly an international sport, which suits travel-addict Eddie Mac just fine.

Updated: January 21, 2002, 7:23 PM ET
By Ed McNamara | Special to ESPN.com

For more than 25 years I've been in journalism, where cynical, battle-hardened pros pose tough, probing questions. One of the best I've ever heard was asked not by a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, but by a 9-year-old friend of my daughter.

"Mr. McNamara, why do you go all over the world just to watch horse races?"

Uh, that's a very good question, Vanessa. I couldn't give an answer that satisfied her, and three years later, I still couldn't. Not in one ...

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