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Racing's identity crisis

Updated: May 11, 2009, 3:47 PM ET
By Jeremy Plonk | Special to ESPN.com

Sport or business? Business or sport?

Racetrack marketers never have been able to figure it out. And it's quite obvious after the comedy of public relations errors Sunday that the horsemen competing can't make the division either.

The owners of Mine That Bird and Pioneerof The Nile hatched a short-lived plan that considered adding entries to Saturday's Preakness, in hopes of taking advantage of a loophole that would keep star filly Rachel Alexandra out of the starting gate. Since she ...

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