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Front & Center: Jeannine Edwards

Jeannine Edwards (standing left) with Dr. Celeste Kunz, former chief equine vet for the NY Racing Association.

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Jeannine Edwards

The sporting world will turn its eyes to the Belmont Stakes this coming Saturday when I’ll Have Another attempts to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

But just 10 miles from where the Belmont will be run sits the racetrack at Aqueduct, where a rash of equine deaths has brought attention and scrutiny to a track that saw 23 horses die over an 18-week period.

On Wednesday’s Outside the Lines (3 p.m. ET, ESPN), reporter Jeannine Edwards looks into the issues affecting Aqueduct. She explains the issues are not isolated to this track, but instead stretch across the nation. (The piece will run a second time on Sunday during the 9 a.m. OTL on ESPN.)

In the Front & Center podcast above, Jeannine discusses how the story came about; what measures are being put in place to prevent further “clusters;” and the effect a horse’s death can have on the people who own and train the thoroughbreds.

On Wednesday, Jeannine also shared insight on the story with the Sherman Report.

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