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Rene Douglas and Caltech

I’m sure Rene Douglas has been in all of our thoughts a lot since Saturday.  He certainly has been in mine.  I went seeking memories and I decided to put some down for anyone else that might be wanting that connection right now.

Rene Douglas came to this country in 1983 after attending jockey school in Panama and 18 months or riding in his homeland.  He then set off to the south Florida tracks.  The tell-it-like-it-is jockey has gone through a rough few years, with both the loss of his brother in 2005 and his father in 2006.  The mysterious charges that got him temporarily ruled off tracks, an action that was later rescinded, had to be devastating...
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