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>>> Latest weekly NTRA polls
>>> Toldeo Blade: Horse racing could use Triple Crown winner
>>> VIDEO: Trainer Baffert, on American Pharoah's Tues morning breeze
>>> MarketWatch: American Pharoah's stud value
>>> NYRA press release: Important travel information for fans attending the 2015 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival
>>> Billy [Seatttle Slew] Turner rooting for Baffert and Pharoah
>>> Political magazine National Review steps into the Preakness/Pimlico fray: Racetrack owners consider moving one of the Triple Crown races out of Baltimore, and the city's clueless leaders cry foul
>>> Monmouth reports strong Memorial Day weekend
>>> Lessons from single-pool wagering in Hong Kong show promise for US markets
>>> Voice of thoroughbred racing Woodbine set to turn off microphone... Track institution Dan Loiselle set to step down at end of month
>>> 22YO Matt Dinerman new Emerald Downs announcer
>>> Wall Street Journal: How much whipping is too much?... A contentious issue flares up again
>>> European comment: Gleneagles must earn elite billing
>>> Aidan O'Brien on Gleneagles: "Anything is possible. I'd like to go to the St James's Palace with Gleneagles, but he's still in the[Epsom] Derby so we'll just have to wait and see."
>>> Fri preview: Connections exited for Treve's seasonal debut
>>> Wes Ward fillies work at Arlington for Royal Ascot meet
>>> Transparency: NY Gaming Commission's Weekly Track Report/Belmont... Pertinent stats and notes from the racing week-past [pdf]
>>> Slots as savior? Casino owner interested in Fairmount Park -- contingent upon a deal to allow slots at racetracks being passed by the Illinois Legislature
>>> Pricci: Good times for Pimlico and Gulfstream... Also, Nader to return to NYRA?
>>> American Pharoah training open to public
>>> Racing history: Spend A Buck and the Jersey Derby shook up racing in 1985
>>> "Inspiration"-based website uses Secretariat's TC feats to demonstrate the concept of "big heart' and how it relates to human in everyday life
>>> Californians flying in for Penn Mile
>>> PHOTO: Mike Hushion spotted on rail at Belmont training track. 7:45am Memorial Day
>>> Fort Erie set for June 2 open
>>> Ha! PHOTO: Jock Cornelio Velasquez has a paddock mini-me at BEL on Monday
>>> Jock Watch: Edgard Zayas nears return... Injured in April spill
>>> Apprentice Watch: Tyler Gaffalione having a breakthrough Spring at Gulfstream
>>> Gulfstream to offer trainer bonus beginning July 1... Part of Summer initiative to thsnk horsemen for support
>>> Real Quiet: A nose short of Triple Crown glory

>>> Racehorse enters Bobby Flay divorce battle... Wfie claims Flay took earnings from her runner
>>> Dad's Crazy: Career stats via Equibase

>>> Apprentice Watch: Wallynette Rodriguez gets first win after taking long hiatus to be a mom... Graduated from jockey school in Puerto Rico in 2004
>>> PHOTO: Wallynette Rodriguez gets splashed by fellow jocks

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>>> Public comments to Treasury regarding IRS rules jump as deadline nears... Still time for your voice to be heard

>>> SUPPORT THIS EFFORT! NTRA asking horseplayers to participate with public comments to help change IRS rules regarding reporting and withholding requirements related to pari-mutuel winnings... CLICK HERE


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>>> Belmont area weather forecast
>>> Triple Crown winners and near-misses
>>> Past Belmont Stakes winners, charts and videos [where available]

>>> Free PPs: Belmont Stakes contenders via Brisnet [pdf]
>>> Free PPs of past Triple Crown winners [pdf - scroll to end of column, "Attachment"]

>>> Follow the Zayat Stables [American Pharoah] Twitter feed

>>> AUDIO: At the Race with Steve Byk live from Belmont, M-F... Sirius/XM 9am-12... Also online live and archived

>>> DRF Belmont coverage
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NEWS

>>> American Pharoah impressive in Tues workout
>>> VIDEO American Pharoah's Tues work
>>> Elliott Walden was among those watching Triple Crown aspirant American Pharoah gallop Mon morn at CD... WinStar is home to sire Pioneerof the Nile... "If this horse wins the Triple Crown, [Pioneerof the Nile's stud fee] would be north of [$100K]."
>>> War Story to skip Belmont, head to Ohio Derby
>>> Reuters: American Pharoah aims to defy history in Triple Crown bid
>>> Shaikh Hamdan feels Godolphin's Frosted has a chance
>>> Mubtaahij breezes easy at Belmont on Mon
>>> American Pharoah is scheduled to arrive at Belmont on Tues, June 2, a day earlier than originally planned
>>> VIDEO: American Pharoah Mon morn gallop


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Mon results: Hard Not to Like skims rail, takes G1 $300K Gamely

Mon results; Distinctiv Passion wires field in G3 $100K Los Angeles

Sun results: Ashleyluvssugar rallies to win G2 $200K Whittingham

Sun preview: $127K P6 carryover

Sat results: Recaps of Gold Rush Day stakes

Sun 5/16 preview: $80K P6 carryover


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Hong Kong's dominance of the Kranji features will have Singapore - and the Jockey Club - concerned

Sat results: Boban takes G1 Doomben 10,000


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GENERAL NEWS
Racing conference's gala dinner to benefit equine research

Hayward: 'Big Days' are all the rage in US racing, but should they be?

Beyer: Tax rules on horse track winnings in desperate need of modification

Haskin: Why I want a Triple Crown winner

Sun preview/internatonal: Solow and Cirrus Des Aigles clash in the Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp

Can a Pharoah lead horse racing to brand gold?... Better promotion of personalities like jockeys, trainers and horses can now be a driver and a resource for many

American Pharoah owners seek trademarks... Owner, "It is my duty to protect his legacy."

Ahmed Zayat - owner of American Pharoah - named in gambling debt lawsuit

Calif: CHRB meeting recap from Thurs

Smaller venues: Arapahoe Park keeps horse racing interests alive... Defeat of racino legislation was a setback rather than a death knell

Canterbury Park thrives as other tracks struggle

Les Bois: Veto on instant horse racing machine ban made season possible

Questions - but few answers - in Virginia’s season of change

Sat results/international: Gleneagles joins elite club with Guineas victory... Becomes only the eighth horse to win both Classics in England and Ireland

BBC: Horse racing in Scotland appears to be in a strong position... So how does the industry plan to stay ahead of the field in the aftermath of hard economic times?

Ireland's season set to burst into life at 'the Place of the Running Horse'

Palm Meadows to remain open for summer

Robert Geller the new voice of Woodbine

Jock Watch: Joe Bravo reaches 5000-win milestone on Sat at MTH

Apprentice Watch: 21YO Tyler Conner making an impression... Moved to racing after stint in motocross motorcycle racing

Jock Watch: Elvis Trujillo to move tack to Monmouth

Oooph!NY Times letter to editor: "American Pharoah does not want to be ridden and forced to run ... He wants to be on a plain or meadow with a herd, walking 20 miles a day in search of the tastiest plants and listening to the wind whispering in his ears. Shame on us for sanctioning horse racing."

W Va: State legislators agree on importance of horse racing to Jefferson County

Pennsylvania benchmark report shows declines – but why?

Voice of America: Closer look at horse-racing phrases that have worked their way into the American lexicon

NoCal: Oak Tree horse racing returns to Alameda County Fair

TCA announces May Award of Merit winners

Newsday: It was a wild ride for racing's greatest rivals - Affirmed and Alydar

Latest NTRA polls [pdf]... American Pharoah unanimous #1 on 3YO poll - #2 overall, but outpolls Shared Belief for first-place votes

Why American Pharoah could be a special case in the annals of Triple Crown history

Opinion: Don't tinker with the Triple Crown

Wall Street Journal: The Triple Crown: We want answers... A roundtable discussion about American Pharoah's chances at the Belmont Stakes; will Charlie Brown finally kick the ball?

NJ newspaper: Triple Crown great for racing, but maybe not the Haskell

Balt Sun: What really caused the bathroom issues at Saturday's Preakness... City public works spokesman, "There wasn't any kind of exterior problem."

Interesting: Last year's Hong Kong-invader/Santa Anita Sprint Championship winner deterred from return trip by tax bite to winning purse! Hong Kong scribe's comment, "...any future American trips are unlikely after the IRS went to town on the earnings from the Grade One win - the local press say Chang barely won enough to buy one of his precious cigars."

Mitchell/Bloodhorse: "Can we worry later about how American Pharoah's final times may affect his place in history? ... For now, let's enjoy the ride."

NY sports columnist comment: Horce racing needs an American Pharoah win at Belmont

TV: Preakness rating down 8% from 2014... Also, top local markets for broadcast

NY Times/TV Sports: With Triple Crown possible, Belmont can expect a big draw

Closer look: NYRA Saratoga Race Course Redevelopment Plan

Frank Mirahmadi living dream at Monmouth

VIDEO: Local Fox affiliate reports on opening day at Presque Isle downs

Zenyatta offspring Ziconic, Cozmic One at Belmont

Canada: Assiniboia Downs cancels Mon racing due to -- wait for it -- snow!

Weather forces Les Bois to cancel opening day

HA! Final 'Mad Men' scene a hidden tribute to t-bred breeder and former ad man Bill Backer

...Real Coca-Cola ad writer a racehorse breeder

Average, median rise as F-T Midlantic opens

Fasig-Tipton Mid-Atlantic sale: Consignors hope for improved mid-market

Hong Kong Jockey Club chief wants to keep on track... When the going gets tough, Hong Kong must retain its famous 'can-do spirit', says the man overseeing its famous betting institution

Women hold their own as jockeys at Hazel Park

Stud farms competing for Triple Crown contender... Offers of more than $20mil have already been made to Zayat Stables for the breeding rights to TC hope American Pharoah

Suffolk requests three days of live racing

Ellis Park renames G3 Gardenia for champ Groupie Doll

Keeneland set for induction into Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame

For Teaneck NJ - home of owner Zayat - American Pharoah's Triple Crown quest is personal... Mayor, "It's definitely a lot of buzz locally."

Houston weekly touts a trip to the local track - Sam Houston Park... "You could say we were balling out-of-control."

10YO millionaire Be Bullish claimed by Repole, retired to Old Friends Cabin Creek after winning career finale at BEL

Churchill Downs claims in lawsuit Daily Racing Form took illegal bets on Kentucky Derby

Top Ten reasons it's been 37 years since the last Triple Crown

Hialeah Park's $60mil expansion project moves forward

>>> Satish Sanan used to be big into horse racing. But the entrepreneur said he sold his horses and is devoting himself to his new medical startup, Inspirata Inc

VIDEO: Victor Espinoza poses for photos and signs for fans outside of the 'TODAY' show on Monday

Photos: Ubiquitous superfan Marlins Man was everywhere at the Preakness

>>> Preakness may move to Laurel... After 140 years at Pimlico, Stronach Group looking to move middle jewel of Triple Crown
>>> Balt Sun: Is sun setting on Preakness at Pimlico?
>>> Moving Preakness would require change in state law, officials say

>>> Belmont Stakes reserved seating sold out... General admission still available exclusively through Ticketmaster
>>> Q&A with new NYRA board chair Anthony Bonomo, "The overall thought of making a track a destination spot where there's a lot more to do between races plays an important role ... there's nothing more exciting than racing. But we also have to find something that excites you between races."
>>> MTA and NYRA must make sure a Belmont mess doesn't play out again

TCA to benefit from fantasy racing game

Latest 'World's Best Racehorse' rankings... Shared Belief tied at #1, American Pharoah jumps to #3

...Press release


Pimlico attendance, handle take significant jumps on Black-Eyed Susan day

Will American Pharoah run in the Belmont? All depends on the Preakness, says trainer Bob Baffert

Jockey barred from Parx after illegal electrical device is found

Follow-up: Parx jockey Angel Castillo granted a stay

Canterbury stewards to interact with public... Will respond to questions on racetrack website's blog

Sporting News tabs best moments in Preakness history

After 30 years, a forgotten Preakness worth remembering... Derby winner Spend a Buck avoids

Powell: "In April of 2014, I wrote a scathing column in this space ridiculing the Jockey Club's announcement that a bunch of owners and trainers were going to voluntary submit veterinary records..."... Also, NBC's Derby Day feature on California Chrome was lacking

HOF Jockey Randy Romero has stomach tumor

Old Friends' farm office robbed and trashed

BELMONT
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Sat results: A Lot wins $100K Paradise Creek

Fri preview: $22K P6 carryover


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EUROPE
Cirrus likely to bypass Epsom

Sun results: Veteran Al Kazeem wins G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh for the second time

Sun results: Solow slams Cirrus with impressive G1 d'Ispahan win at Longchamp

Sun results: Queen's Jewel remains unbeaten with win in G1 Prix Saint-Alary at Longchamp

Sat results: Pleascach wins G1 Irish 1000 Guineas

Sat results: Class sees Gleneagles complete Guineas double

Derby 2015: Sixteen horses go forward for Epsom feature after scratchings deadline


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