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Hawthorne Racecourse

Illinois Derby
Hawthorne Gold Cup

Hawthorne summer harness stall apps due April 1 (3/23)

Frequent flyer Lermyte lands back in Illinois (3/22)

Hawthorne announces spring late closers (2/26)

Hawthorne and IHHA release 2016 Stake schedule (2/10)

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Balmoral Park

$30,000 guarantee on Balmoral Hi-Five Friday (11/25)

Fox Valley Aubrey in a Saturday shocker at Balmoral (11/21)

Caffeine Kid downs rivals in Xpressbet Stake (11/20)

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Maywood Park

Youngsters bring 2015 season to a close at Maywood (10/2)

$40,000 Guaranteed ten cent High 5 pool at Maywood Thursday (10/1)

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Fairmount Park

Fairmount Park launches 2011 Thoroughbred racing season (3/9)

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Illinois County Fairs

Finn wins race 1,000, Rogers claims driver's title (8/6)

Harness races highlight fair in Lincoln (8/3)

Rogers leads quiet day on the track (8/2)

Freddie Patton, Jr., wins three in twilight racing (7/29)

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Arlington Park

Arlington Million 2015

Arlington Breeders' Cup horses (10/27)

Key to Power tops in the Teleprompter (9/26)

Rivelli, Valdivia, Patricia’s Hope LLC claim meet titles (9/26)

Mandatory closing day payouts include $351,584 Jackpot Pick 6 carryover (9/25)

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Arlington Park Blogs

Fashion at the Arlington Million (8/14)

Best Fourth of July accessories (7/3)

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Inter-Track Partners

Stretch Run Sporting Club & Grille opens (11/20)

Lucky Magee’s Racino Grill and Sports Lounge crosses the finish line in record time (4/27)

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Racing Medication and Testing Consortium

RMTC reports overall decrease in phenylbutazone violations for lower threshold (1/25)

RMTC board makes therapeutic withdrawal recommendations (11/15)

RMTC board names interim executive director (4/24)

RMTC committees provide updates (10/10)

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Racing Officials Accreditation Program

ROAP Apprentice Program announces first host track (1/6)

ROAP approves strategic plan and apprentice program (9/2)

Bowker re-elected chairman of ROAP; 2010 stewards’ points of emphasis set (4/16)

ROAP announces upcoming continuing education seminars (2/12)

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Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association

ITHA commencing contract negotiations with Arlington Park (2/27)

David McCaffrey to serve as ITHA Executive Director (2/17)

Illinois tracks threaten collapse of live racing (1/24)

Reimbursement for owner costs prior to Hawthorne race cancellations (12/2)

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Illinois Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Assn.
R.A.C.E. Program

Important ILHBPA law suit announcements (3/16)

ILHBPA election volunteers needed (2/23)

ILHBPA law suit (2/18)

ILHBPA ballots due in (1/11)

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Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation
Horses for Sale

Governor Rauner reinstates IL Breeding Pgm support staff (PDF)(9/17)

Richie's Sweetheart wins Turf Amazon Classic (9/8)

Illinois foaled qualifications at risk (8/20)

ITBOF Stallion Season Auction begins (2/4)

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Illinois Harness Horsemen's Association
Mike Paradise's harness line
Mike Paradise's Notes & Quotes

IHHA President David McCaffrey named as ITHA Executive Director (2/15)

Change can be good (2/13)

No place like home for Casey (2/12)

Hawthorne did have a “black hole” (2/11)

Hawthorne outdid expectations (2/9)

A close one on closing night (2/7)

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Illinois Standardbred Owners & Breeders Association

July 3 ISOBA harness racing Summer Preview added (6/29)

Post time for ISOBA Preview delayed until 3 pm (6/19)

Post time change for ISOBA Summer Previews (6/9)

Announcing new ISOBA June race program (6/5)

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Illinois Quarter Horse Race Association

Szymski and Bohlman to Illinois Quarter Horse Race Association (1/11)

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Illinois Racing Board

IRB March 2016 meeting agenda (revised) (3/18)

IRB March 2016 meeting agenda (3/10)

IRB proposed rulemakings (2/11)

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Racing television schedule

U-Verse scratches TVG horse racing network (12/2)

Tuesday Night School to be simulcast on Sirius/XM Radio (3/11)

Night School returns Tuesday with a look at Triple Crown preps (2/27)

Road to the Kentucky Derby TV series announced (11/8)

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Breeders' Cup
Eclipse Awards updates
Racing television schedule

Out of the Gate with ... Monica Benson (8/14)

Out of the gate with ... Gabby Gaudet (7/31)

Geroux named JockeyTalk360 Jockey of the Week (7/15)

TOBA to hold Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar in Illinois (6/3)

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The Hambletonian

R. Craig Kelley, 72, dies (2/28)

Captain Greedy's Illinois honors surprised his connections (1/28)

2015 Illinois conceived and foaled divisional champions named (1/20)

Char N Marg is 'the total package' (11/5)

August guaranteed pools exceed $2,000,000…Trifecta added (7/30)

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Chicago Sun-Times

Sneed: Byrne quits Racing Board in frustration (11/18)

The Pizza Man a belong-shot winner (8/15)

Owner Richard Papiese says that Pizza Man is contender for Arlington Million (8/14)

Ken Ramsey's four-gone conclusion on Million Day at Arlington Park (8/13)

Steinberg: A last ovation for Dave Feldman (7/22)

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Freaky Feet Pete finishes at full throttle, winning American National (11/7)

Indiana-bred Freaky Feet Pete garnering national attention after upset (11/5)

Friday is the final post at Maywood Park (10/2)

Balmoral, Maywood could go up for sale in delayed Blago ripple effect (5/11)

Hall of Fame harness racer Dave Magee retires (3/21)

Hall of Famer Dave Magee to drive last race Saturday at Balmoral (2/28)

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Chicago Tribune

Barbaro: A champion's fight for recovery

No new offers for Balmoral (12/29)

Balmoral's final ride (12/27)

Storied history for Balmoral (12/27)

New bid date for Balmoral Park assets (12/18)

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The Blood-Horse

Hawthorne, DerbyWars reach agreement (3/10)

Illinois THA reaches out to Arlington (2/27)

New motion filed in Illinois HBPA suit (2/5)

The Pizza Man opens 7-year-old campaign (2/3)

IRB passes rules amid industry turmoil (1/26)

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Daily Racing Form
The Inside Post

DerbyWars reaches fee agreement with Hawthorne (3/11)

Hawthorne opens bare-bones meet with 20 days, no stakes (3/9)

Hawthorne likely to cut spring stakes (2/24)

Shogood regains good form in WEBN Stakes (2/21)

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Thoroughbred Times

Pataky Kid, Gold Edge make the grade at Arlington (9/8)

Churchill rejects appeal to add Illinois Derby to qualifying races (8/30)

Illinois governor vetoes expanded gambling (8/28)

Arlington Million Day registers strong numbers (8/19)

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The Handicapper's Edge

Brown duo tops Arlington Million pre-entries; Gabriel Charles out (8/8)

Whiskey Ticket hangs on to win Illinois Derby (4/18)

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Midwest Thoroughbred Magazine

Full force fields US & European for Arlington Million day (8/17)

One courageous cat (8/9)

Million dollar mornings (8/8)

Buck’s Boy at 19: Still King of His Turf (8/7)

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Illini Harness Racing

Super Night and Breeders Crown Champ trying to rebound (9/4)

Records fall at Charleston in Illinois Stallion Stakes (7/28)

Delong making a name for himself (5/13)

Maywood stewards make accurate calls (4/29)

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Harness Link

Miller heads to Balmoral with 2 Breeders Crown champs (11/4)

Hall of Famer Bob Farrington dies at age 85 (10/14)

Three students win $5,000 HTA scholarships (10/29)

Brenda Watson has harness racing at heart (5/8)

This time Gov. Pat Quinn - this time surely? (5/6)

HANA Harness announces new gold sponsor (4/23)

Tony and Peter Alagna's Mum, Donna Lee (6/28)

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Hawthorne awarded all 2016 harness dates in IL (9/29)

Ill. legislative session extended; gaming talks alive (6/2)

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The Harness Edge

Backstretch brush propels Mojito Hall (3/12)

Fox Valley Absolut goes right down the road (1/8)

ISOBA Stake won by Power Of A Moment (10/15)

Fox Valley Oracle delivers in ISOBA Stake (10/14)

Southern Maebelle scores In ISOBA Stake (10/10)

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Daily Herald

Lester: Duchossois fights horse slaughter rule, irks Jane Byrne's daughter (11/23)

Arlington season for 2016 to open May 6 (10/2)

Services Oct. 9 for longtime Arlington Park executive Thayer (9/30)

Donate school supplies for free day at Arlington Park (8/27)

The Pizza Man delivers victory at Arlington Million (8/15)

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Pioneer Local

Village Board scolds OTB, eatery (12/7)

A Million stories: A season at Arlington Park (10/11)

Patience rewarded at International Festival of Racing (8/22)

Tough enough: Veteran jockeys ride for the cause (8/20)

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Comcast Sportsnet Chicago

Jim Miller talks about the return of harness racing to Hawthorne Racecourse (1/8)

American Pharoah’s Triple Crown date with destiny (6/4)

Eddie Olczyk previews the Kentucky Derby (5/1)

TrackNotes: Worst Derby Field Ever? (5/1)

Bob Baffert holding pocket aces heading into Kentucky Derby (4/15)

A possible preview of our Kentucky Derby Champ? (4/8)

Kentucky Derby picture beginning to clear (4/1)

Derby preps in full swing (2/25)

Eclipse Awards have local flavor (1/12)

Pair of exciting finishes at Hawthorne Race Course (11/18)

Eddie Olczyk previews the Breeders' Cup (10/31)

Breeders’ Cup is filled with local flavor (10/28)

Death of young jockey Juan Saez rattles horse racing (10/21)

Miller: Latest happenings in the horse racing world (10/7)

Hawthorne Race Course set for opening weekend (10/3)

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ESPN Chicago

Hawthorne Gold Cup scouting report (10/2)

Arlington meet closes, debate continues (9/21)

Arlington Futurity scouting report (9/4)

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Chicago Suburban News

At season’s end, horses need a home (8/13)

Union strike ends at Hawthorne (7/16)

At racetrack, all bets are off due to strike of local IBEW union (6/24)

Man killed at race course (6/24)

Trainer admits cruelty (6/14)

Off-track betting venture proposed in Mundelein (6/13)

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Daily Southtown

Gambling bill coming but problems remain (11/10)

Horse tracks hope to hit on slots (11/9)

Venues offer March Madness of a different kind (3/6)

First comes a record, then a replica (2/28)

Ryan Anderson, harness driver (11/6)

Horsemen renew call for slots at tracks (10/19)

Crestwood feeling strain as nearby betting parlors gain popularity (10/7)

Plans under way for new OTB, grill location (9/18)

Jockey Meier earns 4,000th career win (9/17)

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News from Europe

Godolphin ends alliance with Dettori (10/25)

Frankel overcomes adversity in Champion Stakes: Retires with a 14 for 14 record (10/20)

Champions Day at Ascot: Frankel seeks to take win streak to 14 (10/19)

Great Heavens loves soft turf; May win the Arc (10/6)

Camelot has post five; Orfevre draws 18 for the Arc (10/5)

Soumillon excited about Orfevre's chances: Dettori rides Camelot (10/4)

Orfevre the market leader as Danedream and Nathaniel withdraw (10/3)

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News feeds

The Kentucky Derby trail begins (1/21)

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup (1/21)

Tetrick named harness driver of the year (11/29)

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup (11/25)

UPI Thoroughbred Racing Roundup (11/18)

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Other media

Post Racing: Adoption program provides bright life for Thoroughbreds in retirement (3/24)

Illinois, not Ky.-bred tops 2-year-old sale (3/16)

DerbyWars inks first revenue-sharing deal (3/10)

Running Aces 2016 stall applications are now available (3/2)

Update on War Emblem at Old Friends (2/24)

Shogood sprints to win on Turfway's Derby trail (2/21)

Workin for Hops at 9: On to the next gig (2/17)

Was successful Hawthorne meet enough to save racing in Illinois? (PDF) (2/7)

Horse tracks' closures today prompted recent OTB closure (1/29)

Midwest Thoroughbreds and The Pizza Man back for more (1/28)

Maywood Park bankruptcy halts betting at Niles, Elk Grove OTBs (1/27)

Normal OTB parlor to close (1/27)

Shuttle bus driver faces DUI charge after parking lot death (1/20)

Local animal named Illinois Harness Horse of Year (1/20)

Debtors file to close Balmoral Park for good, sell off assets (1/16)

2015 Jockeys’ Guild Awards: Geroux most improved rider, Houghton comeback rider (1/15)

PH agrees to advance TIF funds for OTB completion (1/13)

Chicago Ag born-and-bred filly off to the races at Hawthorne (1/10)

They're off! Balmoral harness horses running at Hawthorne (1/9)

Hawthorne harness meet to feature low takeout Pick 4, Pick 5 (1/6)

TrackNotes: Party of the Year (1/1)

GUEST COMMENTARY: Balmoral leaves void (12/29)

Former rider Straight to model bionic exoskeleton at Gulfstream (12/29)

Balmoral Racetrack runs final race after 75 years (12/26)

A Requiem to Balmoral Park (12/26)

Create your Jewish legacy: Dave Feldman (12/23)

Balmoral Park's last night of racing is Saturday (12/23)

Game on: Club Hawthorne caught trolling heckler on Twitter (12/20)

Legislators race to save Balmoral, Maywood ... but clock's ticking (12/14)

South suburban lawmakers try to save horse tracks (12/14)

Norby and Snierson re-elected to Turf Publicists posts (12/11)

Region Life: Playing the ponies one last time (12/5)

Why Hawthorne Race Course is the place to play (12/1)

Storied Balmoral Park goes dark next year (11/30)

Guest Commentary: Let’s race toward Balmoral Park’s survival (11/29)

Valiant City can continue streak in Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap (11/27)

Churchill analyst Kristufek a reliable tipster (11/25)

Joliet OTB moving, looking at Heroes West (11/24)

Racing commissioner resigns over anti-slaughter proposal (11/20)

Byrne claims “increasingly hostile” environment at racing board (11/19)

Weirdest story of the day (11/18)

Report: Tempers flare over proposed anti-slaughter rule at Illinois Racing Board meeting (11/18)

Show goes on with Du Quoin State Fair (11/17)

G2 winner Lewis Michael relocating to Louisiana (11/10)

TrackNotes Extra: American Pharoah goes out grandly (11/1)

Strauss: Big day in racing has ties to St. Louis (10/31)

TrackNotes: Breeders' Classic no longer in eye Of Beholder (10/30)

The Pizza Man goes for Breeders’ Cup glory (10/29)

TrackNotes: Keeneland > Wrigley (10/22)

QC Downs equipment to be auctioned in November (10/16)

Retired Thoroughbreds gallop into next phase of their lives in Staunton (10/15)

Dual-Classic winner War Emblem arrives in the US (10/14)

Illinois racetrack closing displaces Standardbreds (10/6)

'Bye-bye Balmoral' hard words to hear (10/5)

The Pizza Man marches toward Breeders’ Cup (10/5)

Maywood Park runs its course (10/2)

Maywood Park hosts final harness race Friday (10/2)

Don’t bet on more gambling dollars (10/2)

Two racetracks will likely close (10/2)

Maywood Park's closing means many jobs lost; Horses may also face slaughter (10/1)

Longtime Arlington Park Director of Racing William Thayer dies at 89 (9/30)

Illinois Racing Board pulls plug on Balmoral and Maywood (9/30)

And they're off! ... Maywood and Balmoral from Illinois' racing schedule, that is (9/29)

2016 Illinois calendar set with 21 fewer racing days in Chicago (9/29)

A reminder of Illinois' racing decline (9/29)

Several Illinois horse tracks struggling financially (9/29)

Secret Gesture DQ in Arlington’s Beverly D upheld (9/26)

Horse races at Chicago’s bankrupt Maywood Park face cancellation (9/23)

Jockey Florent Geroux traveling to the top (9/21)

Illinois' gambling revenues shrinking (9/19)

Chicago Ag High School helps Emily Beazley's dream for a cure come true (9/15)

Cocked and Loaded wins Iroquois, on Derby trail (9/12)

Kathy Byrne Joins WHOA (9/12)

Harness racing a tradition for families, fair (9/10)

Hansel at 27: Classic class lives on (9/10)

PHIL POTEMPA: Balmoral Park ready for Saturday's 2015 Super Night (9/10)

Abreviated harness racing card at Tri-County Fair (9/9)

Horse industry worries about plans to curb casino subsidies (9/4)

Proceeds from sale of Ag School Foal named for Emily Beazley go to charity (9/1)

'Miracle horse' races at Du Quoin State Fair (8/31)

TrackNotes: Don't go, American Pharoah (8/30)

Oosting adds to Du Quoin haul with three more winners (8/30)

Maywood to end meet early amid troubled times for Illinois racing (8/29)

Going to the Du Quoin State Fair? Don't count harness racing out (8/28)

Fond memories fuel harness-racing competitiveness (8/28)

90-year-old Fairmount Park employee knows the horse racing game (8/25)

Fairmount Park horse owners, trainers sue over finances (8/22)

Family sues Hawthorne Race Course, alleging wrongful death (8/21)

Horse owners and trainers file lawsuit against horsemen’s group (8/21)

Time To Roll closes Illinois State Fair harness racing with fastest time (8/18)

Trot Commander posts easy win in State Fair harness racing (8/17)

Smaller purses, fewer races haven't deterred harness racing believer (8/16)

King Mufasa's win stirs emotions at Illinois State Fair harness racing (8/15)

Owner-trainer Mike Brink wins as breeder with Awfully Emotional (8/14)

Budget stalemate adds to Illinois harness racing industry's woes (8/13)

Shane Collins repeats as jockey champion (8/7)

Report: Arlington, Hawthorne request fewer 2016 dates (8/4)

The Art of Winning: Surviver DI, Impressive Art among winners at Downstate Classic (8/2)

TrackNotes: The good, bad, sad and suspicious return Of American Pharoah (8/1)

Coles County Fair harness race results (7/31)

30th anniversary of Arlington Park fire (7/30)

Arlington Park fire: Looking back 30 years later with someone who fought the blaze (7/29)

As prize money dries up, so does harness racing (7/29)

Hall of Fame jockey Bill Hartack found his final resting place in a small Missouri town (7/29)

Dual-Classic winner War Emblem to Old Friends (7/21)

TrackNotes: True Justice For Arlington Park, California Chrome (7/16)

Judge refuses request for fresh look at $80 million judgment for casinos over horse tracks owners' conspiracy with Blagojevich (7/16)

Knox County Fair opens with harness racing (7/15)

Time for Arlington, Illinois horsemen to settle differences (7/13)

Millionaire Up With the Birds featured in Arlington Handicap (7/9)

Appellate panel: Horse trainer should not be saddled with such high judgment (7/7)

What the pending gaming bill means for Illinois horse racing industry (7/7)

Don't bet against Tetrick (7/6)

Prado's Sweet Ride posts big win for Bloomington's Brommers (7/3)

30 years after Arlington Park fire, Richard Duchossois is still at the track (7/2)

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The Jockey Club

Texas Red, American Pharoah, Lady Eli, and Take Charge Brandi Top the 2014 Experimental Free Handicap (1/29)

The Jockey Club amends Rule Book with Retired from Racing clause (2/27)

Shanghai Bobby high weight on 2012 Experimental Free Handicap (1/30)

The Jockey Club will increase fees by $25 in support of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (10/11)

The Jockey Club announces project to identify at-risk horses (6/13)

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Amendment to Senate Bill 2291 - (merger bill)

Illinois Horse Racing Act of 1975



Fine Art

Secretariat fine art print released (10/20)


Riverfront Times

One-track mind -- on top of old Fairmount



Citation: In a Class by Himself


The Pedigree Post

Caressing, champion pouring it on

England's Legend

Silvano, a German with Cal-bred roots


Seabiscuit: An American Legend

Seabiscuit - the movie

Seabiscuit movie trailer

Seabiscuit biography promotional appearances

Seabiscuit biography released

An equine renaissance


The Backstretch

Toddlin' town


Newcity Chicago

Arlington 101

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Hawthorne Diary

The off-season blaaahgs (6/5)

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Hawthorne Features

Meet driver Sam Widger (7/12)

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