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Former turf writer Paul Moran dies at 67

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NEW YORK (AP)

Paul Moran, an Eclipse Award-winning turf writer who covered horse racing since the 1970s, died Saturday. He was 67.

The New York Racing Association said Moran died in Saratoga Springs after a long struggle with lung cancer.

Moran was a mainstay at New York racetracks since joining Newsday in 1985. That year, he won a media Eclipse Award for a story on Daily Racing Form columnist Joe Hirsch. In 1990, he won another Eclipse for his story on Go for Wand's catastrophic injury in the Breeders' Cup Distaff that year. He was a president of the New York Turf Writers Association.

Moran retired from the newspaper industry in 2008, but stayed active in horse racing reporting and commentary, mostly through a regular column on ESPN.com. He also owned several New York-bred horses that were trained by James Bond.

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