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>>> Source: 2 Bob Baffert horses test positive for banned substances during Oaklawn Park meet
>>> Charlatan and Gamine said to be the two horses
>>> Hayward: These 2YO races are the first major step towards solving America's Lasix obsession
>>> Asmussen fined $1,000 for beta-blocker positive, runner-up DQ’d from 2019 Iowa Derby
>>> McNamara: NYRA makes right call on shorter Belmont, scheduled before Derby, Preakness
>>> Kentucky regulators to consider Keeneland request for July meet
>>> Laurel takes entries but no date set for return
>>> Pennsylvania: Are state's tracks destined to finish last in restarting
>>> Alabama: Birmingham Race Course adding more historical racing machines for eventual reopening
>>> Canada: Assiniboia Downs back - without fans... CEO, "It's going to be nothing short of bizarre."
>>> Ascot has to cancel Shergar Cup because of international dimension
>>> Leading coronavirus expert says Cheltenham Festival and Liverpool Champions League game 'caused increased suffering and death'
>>> OZ: Changes ahead to Melbourne spring carnival
>>> Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino kicks off horse racing season without spectators
>>> Maine: Remote horse racing betting greenlighted for state's residents
>>> Coronavirus shutdowns are driving sports bettors to horse racing, poker and e-sports
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>>> Jock Watch: Chantal Sutherland looking at a bright future after 'dark times'... "I still love riding and I'm still here. I'm not done yet."
>>> Horse Betting 101: Five tips for first-time handicappers
>>> American Pharoah: The one horse racing was waiting for
>>> Data the focus of track surface webinar presentation
>>> Irad Ortiz suspended three days for ride in Whittingham
>>> Sovereign Awards: Starship Jubilee edges Pink Lloyd for 2019 Canadian Horse of the Year title
>>> NYRA announces stakes schedule for 25 day Belmont Park spring summer meet... No fans, opening day is June 3
>>> NYRA announces safety initiatives and entry rule changes for Belmont Park spring/summer meet
>>> NY: Pandemic plans for track re-openings absent from Gaming Commission meeting
>>> NYRA launches Belmont and Saratoga Tough t-shirt campaign to benefit backstretch community
>>> Trainer spotlight: DeVaux keeps winning at Churchill Downs
>>> Twenty confirmed cases of EHV-1, one death now reported at Woodbine
>>> Former Navarro, Servis horses entered at Gulfstream
>>> AP: Many struggling in horse racing hope return brings lifeline... "Maybe I'm wrong, but there's many people that can't afford this anymore."
>>> TMZ: Celebs spending stay-home time with their horses
>>> Champion Monomoy Girl victorious in long-awaited return
>>> Jock Watch: Longtime NY fixture Mike Luzzi to ride at Lone Star
>>> Transparency critical for improving equine safety... Vets advocate working together to protect horses on the track

>>> Belmont Stakes to be run on June 20... To be contested at nine furlongs
>>> Preakness re-scheduled for Oct 3, four weeks after Kentucky Derby
>>> Sports Illustrated: Why the revamped Triple Crown dates could actually be a win for horse racing
>>> Deconstructed Triple Crown makes path forward tougher for horse racing
>>> Tiz the Law targets Belmont Stakes
>>> Indiana Derby scheduled for July 8, will offer Derby points
>>> Texas: Horse racing on verge of returning to Lone Star Park, but will fans be allowed?
>>> Canada: Racing to return to Fort Erie in June -- spectator-free
>>> Ohio: Belterra Park to begin live horse racing in June, without spectators
>>> Minnesota: Canterbury Park prepares for unusual horse racing season
>>> Senate passes bill to assist horse racing at Minnesota's Canterbury Park, Running Aces
>>> Europe: Blow for resumption of British racing as 'red zone' courses shut across France
>>> Finland/PHOTOS: Racing returns
>>> NY: CEO of Batavia Downs on horse racing reopening: 'It's the start of good things to come'
>>> VIDEO: Local horse racing community struggling with Presque Isle closed
>>> Horse racing behind closed doors: How it works in Hong Kong and elsewhere
>>> In a tough year, another bad week for Pennsylvania racing
>>> Delaware Park proposes later start, shorter meet
>>> Penn Mile canceled


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GENERAL NEWS
Churchill announces partial schedule for updated Kentucky Derby qualifying races

Hayward: American racing must embrace this unprecedented opportunity

NYRA hoping comprehensive set of protocols will expedite reopening

Racing resumes at Golden Gate May 14 with mandatory Pick 6 dispersal

Strong Opening Day card set at Churchill Downs... Spring meet begins May 16 with 11.3-horse average fields and champion Monomoy Girl

NY Times: How sports-starved bettors made a Nebraska horse track must-see TV

Indiana Grand announces revised racing dates

SoCal: Los Angeles county to extend stay-at-home order until July... Santa Anita 'optimistic'

Tension mounts as Prairie Meadows remains closed... Iowa track has not yet announced an opening date to accept horses

America's Best Racing: How should the 2020 Triple Crown be rescheduled? Scenarios to consider

International: S Africa's horse racing industry faces a bleak future as the economic effects of the coronavirus crisis start to hit home

VIDEO: Prez of Illinois HBPA speaks about the importance of allowing spectator-free horse racing at Fairmount Park

Photo gallery: Rally for spectator-free horse racing in Illinois

UK: Derby set to stay at Epsom after behind-closed-doors plans approved

Toronto Sun: Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson targeting June 6 for the start of thoroughbred racing

UK: Trainer John Gosden has every faith that being on a racecourse will prove to be a 'great deal safer than going to the petrol station or the supermarket' should racing be able to resume as hoped on June 1

France: Masked jockeys, no hugging but racing is up and running

VIDEO: KY CBS affiliate reports on state's return to racing

Preakness in October? Officials close to setting new date

Emerald Downs to open for horse racing June 22

Nebraska: Columbus racing a no-go

Massachusetts: Harness track postpones start of season 'until further notice'

Live horse racing returns to Ruidoso Downs on May 22

Las Vegas Review Journal: As more tracks open Las Vegas locals can only watch and wait - to bet

Laurel posts dateless condition book

Los Alamitos continues to set handle records

Rosenblatt: Second season shaping up on the road to the Kentucky Derby

Michaels: Betting at Churchill - tips for dealing with the Downs

Kentucky Derby Prep School: where are the Arkansas Derby winners in our top ten?

Rosenblatt: Derby Top Ten

History: Charlie Whittingham - The Bald Eagle

Hovdey: The magnificent foal crop of 1970 - could we ever see the like again?

History: Man o' War missed Derby 100 years ago. We're still not sure why

Irwin: It's time to revamp the Triple Crown

Top mare La Verdad euthanized after colic complications

Hollendorfer files amended complaint against Stronach Group, writ against CHRB

Thoroughbred Safety Committee announces 2020 safety protocols

British Idiom sidelined

Michigan OKs online wagering for horse racing

Ehalt: How to put together a Pick 3

Ask Beyer: Projected figures carry equal weight

Bill providing $375mil to renovate Maryland tracks becomes law

Trainer Wesley Ward plots Royal Ascot raid despite Coronavirus

AUDIO: Baffert interview

Fifteen entries considered for Dr Tony Ryan Book Award

Casse, Wise Dan Selected for 2020 Hall of Fame Class

April national numbers: YTD national handle only off 7% despite big drop in race days and races

Looking back on a Spring Meet like no other at Oaklawn Park

Where does rising star Charlatan fit on fluid 2020 Triple Crown trail?

Haskin's Derby Dozen, May 5

Rosenblatt: Baffert wins both divisions Of Arkansas Derby

"The bizarre thing is, as an owner, you're never going to pass up going to a Grade 1 race when you have a horse in it - especially if your horse has a chance."... NFL VP Chris Mara disappointed having to miss in-person victory by Charlatan

Churchill Downs Spring Meet draws star jockeys... Jockeys Castellano, Ortiz, Rosario, Velazquez are planning to ride the meet

Secretariat overtakes Seattle Slew down the stretch to win virtual Kentucky Derby [with VIDEO]

Trainer Watch: Charlton Baker barn busy at bustling Belmont... more ...

MacAdam: Betting on a Spa meet, but with no fans

1945 - When the Kentucky Derby moved from May to June

With casinos closed, Maryland horsemen bracing for major changes when racing resumes

Delayed Louisiana Downs meet to cut 20 dates, drop Super Derby

Monmouth announces revised stakes schedule

Minnesota: All in-state bets are off for Canterbury Park, Running Aces fans forced to stay home... Provision in bill to allow online or phone wagers at two metro tracks rejected

Iowa: Polk County forgoes tax cut as pandemic hobbles horse racing, other revenue sources

UK: The Queen delighted that racing in Australia has continued during COVID-19 crisis

International: British horse racing chasing May 15 restart as UK plots slow lockdown exit

Canadian industry requests Historical Horse Racing

Horse racing set to return in France next week after police give go ahead

Woodbine's Lawson cautiously optimistic about horse racing's return

Another Covid-19 victim? Bell tolling for S Africa horse-racing?

UK: Gordon Elliott warns of horse racing ruin unless action returns this month as coronavirus lockdown bites financially

Pennsylvania: Horse Racing Commission has formally asked Gov to give special consideration allowing horse racing to resume with safety protocols as part of easing COVID-19 restrictions

Presque Isle Downs tentatively plans to open its 2020 meet on June 8

Fonner Park the center of the horse racing world during COVID-19

A conversation with announcer Larry Collmus... "Not being in Louisville on the first Saturday in May ... is an odd feeling, but there have been a lot of odd feelings lately."

>>> Photo: Upstate NY sportswriter shares throwback Saratoga paddock photo of Don Shula

What to expect at the upcoming Churchill Downs spring meet

Prince Bandar: We will make next year's Saudi Cup even more special

Brit racing TV host: Why terrestrial TV coverage is crucial for racing to have a secure future

Thoroughbred Safety Coalition updates reform progress

Wallin/handicapping: Using the horseplayer triangle for fun and profit

Gulfstream updates coronavirus quarantine protocols

Rabinowitz named chairman of Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

Bubba Sparks had a nose for the wire on the racetrack, and at age of 19 the NY-bred is still finding ways to win at the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation's 'Second Chances Program' at Wallkill Correctional Facility

Loss of racing, fans could be 'devastating' to Saratoga

NY Gov doesn't believe fans will be allowed at Saratoga over COVID-19 crisis

NYRA statement regarding spring/summer plans

Jock Watch: After virus scare, Javier Castellano ready to ride again

Thoroughbred Idea Foundation: "We cannot say this any simpler: American racing does not have a fair and equitable split of the takeout dollar, it has overly and foolishly relied on alternate sources of gaming to supplement purses."

Santa Anita Derby, Oaks slated for June 6 as track releases new stakes schedule with reduced purses

Condition Book out for Santa Anita

Opening Day of Churchill Downs' Spring Meet set for May 16

West Virginia tracks to open May 14

Woodbine sets tentative schedule for re-opening

CDI 'strongly positioned,' but $300mil expansion delayed

RD Hubbard, self-made entrepreneur and visionary track owner, passes away at 84

Prince Bandar talks for the first time about events at the Saudi Cup

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