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Updated: June 25, 2012, 8:46 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

Here's how you become a horse race writer.

First, you learn how to write.

Some say this can be done in a classroom environment. It's probably teachers saying it. It's possible to learn how to write brilliantly in academia. But it's a long shot. The best way to learn how to write is to read. Read the greats. By reading the all-time best, you learn what's creative, what sells. Here are a few of the greats from whom you can learn about the most important element to writing, originality: ...

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