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November/December are slow months for racing on tv, but here's the information that I have on what's coming up.

From the NTRA ...

RUFFIAN THE FOCUS OF ESPN CLASSIC SHOW NEXT THURSDAY

Woodie's World -- seen on ESPN Classic every Thursday night at 7:00
p.m. (ET) -- is an irreverent look at the America of the 1960s and 1970s as
seen through the sharp eye of Heywood Hale Broun, whose articulateness,
loud jackets and merry mustache were a staple of CBS News for many decades.
On Thursday, November 13th, Woodie's World will revisit the saga of
Ruffian and her ill-fated, nationally-televised match race with Foolish
Pleasure in 1975. The program recounts how Ruffian became a part of the
sexual revolution and became a symbol for the women's movement when she
challenged the Kentucky Derby winner in the biggest match race since
Seabiscuit beat War Admiral.

In an interview just before his death, Broun recalled how difficult
it was to be a part of that telecast. "I think we were short of human
heroes at that time," he said, "so we turned to the fabulous horse, to
something which was so remarkable in her mixture of speed, power and beauty
as to be a kind of icon. As a sporting tragedy, it is ahead of anything I
can remember."

[It's been many years, but I don't think I can watch that again even now.]

RACING ON THE AIR (all times Eastern)

November 8 Wire to Wire, 5:30-6:00 a.m., ESPN

November 11 Wire to Wire, 12:30-1:00 p.m., ESPN2

November 15 Wire to Wire, 5:30-6:00 a.m., ESPN

November 18 Wire to Wire, 12:30-1:00 p.m., ESPN2
 

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RACING ON THE AIR (all times Eastern)


December 2 Wire to Wire, 2:00-2:30 p.m., ESPN2

December 6 Wire to Wire, 5:30-6:00 a.m., ESPN

December 9 Wire to Wire, 2:30-3:00 p.m., ESPN2
 

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From the NTRA ...

RACING ON THE AIR (all times Eastern)

December 9 Wire to Wire, 2:30-3:00 p.m., ESPN2

December 13 Wire to Wire, 5:30-6:00 a.m., ESPN

December 16 Wire to Wire, 2:00-2:30 p.m., ESPN2
 
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