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Shimmering Aspen could provide Ellen Charles her latest claim to fame: a Black-Eyed Susan win

Shimmering Aspen could provide Ellen Charles her latest claim to fame: a Black-Eyed Susan win

The most interesting woman in racing is not the most successful, but Ellen Charles is the reigning Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association Owner of the Year, so do not pity her.

Besides, there’s still more to know about the 79-year-old Howard County native. A line or two about uncombed hair wouldn't capture the essence of Albert Einstein, so here are the basics: granddaughter of a cereal heiress. Daughter of one of the “grandest dames of Maryland racing” and a racing industry careerist. Mother of three. Longtime museum president. Vacationed at what became President Donald Trump’s private quarters. (No, not the White House.) Relative of Glenn Close. (Yes, that Glenn...

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