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>>> Latest NTRA polls: Game On Dude dips... California Chrome sticks
>>> Mitchell/Bloodhorse: "Certainly the devil is in the details, but Stronach's proposal to attack medication overuse at its source warrants serious debate."
>>> NHBPA's comments regarding the Stronach Group's integrity initiatives
>>> Louisiana State Racing Commission has delayed action on a new 10-year license for Churchill Downs Inc to hold horse racing and operate slot machines at The Fair Grounds
>>> Churchill Downs Inc promises improvements to Fair Grounds by next season, despite skepticism by Louisiana State Racing Commission
>>> Standing up for Asmussen: Trainer Rusty Arnold pens DRF letter to editor, "It should take more than an eight-minute, sensationalized PETA video to erase 30 years of hard work."
>>> Horse racing to leave Fairplex in Pomona for Los Alamitos
>>> Handle up, attendance down at Santa Anita winter-spring meeting
>>> Fair Grounds wagering down 12 percent from previous year
>>> Horse racing returns Thurs at Atlantic City Race Course
>>> Illinois: Legislator believes racetrack slots bill unlikely to pass
>>> Oz: The Championships hailed a major success
>>> Gulfstream-Calder deal could be in the works
>>> Breeders' Cup, NBC reach deal to televise 18 Breeders' Cup prep races
>>> NY: Buffalo-area tracks generate $32.6 million in first quarter
>>> Canada: The opening of the 2014 thoroughbred season at Hastings Racecourse on Sunday will officially mark the 125th anniversary of racing in B.C.
>>> Finley: Prohibition alive and well... It's time to allow wagering on Easter and Palm Sunday in New York
>>> DeRosa: Beholder, Princess of Sylmar, and Wise Dan - fan reaction different to seasonal debuts
>>> Courier-Journal: '50-1' movie - "its narrative arc feels both familiar and fun. The true story is so strong that it didn't need much embellishment."
>>> Wise Dan vs Will Take Charge? Lukas says 'eventually maybe'
>>> Foxes cause PARX's Monday race card cancellation
>>> History of a racing rivalry: Japan and Hong Kong
>>> UK: Horse racing executives delighted by the success of inaugural All-Weather Championship Finals at Lingfield
>>> International: Longchamp at crossroads as renovation plan splits French racing
>>> More than $63,000 raised for injured jockey Von Rosen
>>> BBC: Godolphin doping scandal - one year on
>>> Jury orders Parx to pay $7.8mil in case of exercise rider's 2010 fatality
>>> Hands-on fan education: Keeneland 'betologist' writes about the experience... "The amazing thing ... is realizing how little the average track patron really knows about racing."
>>> Fornatale: Contests a tremendous growth area for the sport
>>> Robert McMasters wins World Harness Handicapping Championship at The Meadowlands
>>> Black Caviar sib gets maiden victory on Monday

>>> VIDEO: NFL'er kicker Justin Tucker behind the scenes filming promos for the Preakness - gets some education on handicapping


>>> Ky Derby points leaderboard
>>> Haskin's Derby Dozen
>>> Bossert's Derby Fifteen: California Chrome appears the one to beat on the first Saturday in May
>>> Derby Trail: Closer look at Wicked Strong
>>> Kentucky Derby Mane Character: Commanding Curve
>>> Derby Mane Character: Danza
>>> Kentucky Derby: Harry's Holiday confirmed for race
>>> Closer look - 2014 Ky Derby points races results


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Courier-Journal's Kentucky Derby Media Poll

Ky Derby point leadersboard

Ky Derby closer look: Ride On Curlin and trainer Billy Gowan

VIDEO: Ride on Curlin and trainer Billy Gowan

Photo gallery: Ride On Curlin

Cairo Prince drops from Derby contention with mystery ding

Road to the Derby: Saez regains ride on Wildcat Red

Derby Watch: Ring Weekend working towards Derby decision at Fair Hill

Watchmaker: Grading the final Derby preps

Allen Jerkens enjoying son's Kentucky Derby run

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Sat results: imperative upsets Game On Dude in G2 $1.5mil CT Classic

Sat results: Dynamic Impact nips Midnight Hawk in G3 $500K Illinois Derby

Sat results: Kid Cruz wins $100K Tesio, enters Preakness picture

Racing regulators begin Asmussen investigations

Powell: "Racing still pays lip service to field size. It brags when it is up marginally but despite fewer foals produced, still runs too many races."

Kling: Stronach plan "has the potential to sweep away a large part of the suspicion cast over racetrack performances from animals in the hands of what have come to be called 'super-trainers.'"

Scott: "This year's [Ky Derby field] will include at most three of last year's juvenile graded winners, and all three have possible issues."

Race to breed: Horse racing has it backwards

Los Alamitos looking to acquire Fairplex September dates

Hovdey: Stronach has it right on medication rules

Owners, trainers pledge to make vet records public

Delaware adopts new medication rules

Easter filly for Horse of the Year Zenyatta

Fair Hill Point-To-Point starts new tradition

Jumps: 30K attend 49th annual Atlanta Steeplechase

Racing history: The story of Old Rosebud, an American tragedy

Comment: Colonial Downs impasse absurd

Trainer Larry Jones severely injured in fall at Delaware Park

NHL and NFL connections involved with Illinois Derby fave Midnight Hawk

Lexington result could affect Derby: Cairo Prince defection leaves Ami's Holiday with potential - but owner claim he won't enter if qualified

Jumps weekend: Grand National, seven-race card and Temple Gwathmey at Middleburg and Georgia Cup program at Atlanta highlight Saturday's steeplechase scene

Syndicate member excited to be heading to Derby with Wicked Strong

Kentucky Derby 2014: Tickets still pricey

NY: Tioga Downs announces expansion in push for casino bid

US racing playing catch-up when it comes to concussions

British Horse Racing Authority's chief medical adviser advancing jockey concussion research


Frank Stronach commits his racetracks to stronger medication policies

Italy axed from European Pattern... Will have no internationally-recognized Group races from next year

Louisiana: Bill aimed at improving New Orleans Fair Grounds moves to State Senate by 94-0 vote

Maryland likely to expand void claim rule

West Virginia to tackle latest round of model drug rules

Instant Racing machines in Ontario?

Signs of spring: Saratoga training track opens

Ky: Instant Racing sees biggest month in March

Racing and the law: New concentration at Albany Law School focuses on equine, racing and gaming issues

Finger Lakes set for Fri opener

ThistleDown purses up markedly... Ohio Derby worth $300K

ThistleDown set to open 90th racing season on Fri

Watchmaker Watch: Weekly divisional ratings

Mixed reaction to Churchill takeout increase

..."Mixed reaction"? ...Comment: "In no business in the entire universe would that title be used in any article about a price hike."

Trainer Watch: Larry Jones relocates back to Delaware Park from Kentucky

Trainer Watch: Jeff Metz ties record with five wins at Emerald Downs on opening day

Behind the scenes: 89YO Fred Tallarico feted at Pimlico - the track where he worked as an usher for 59 years... He escorted Penny Chenery to Secretariat's winner's circle after the '73 Preakness and gave Bill Hartack a leg up on a horse Tallarico trained - a side job - in '65

Successful second careers start with soundness

Brit trainer's unique concept: Buy cheap racehorses in Britain and Ireland and ship to the US

Racing history: 1977 fire consumes Garden State Park's wooden grandstand... Jockeys escaped the second-story jockeys' room by descending fire hose

Construction done on Churchill Downs' giant video board

VIDEO: Interview with NYRA CFO Susanne Stover

'50-1' movie caravan rolls into Kentucky

Collecting Derby Fever: Much like owners, trainers and jockeys, collectors of sports memorabilia are not exempt from Kentucky Derby Fever

Joe Biden to address this month's American Equine Summit

Latest NTRA polls

The Jockey Club chairman calls for publicly available veterinary files for Triple Crown contenders

Illinois: Fairmount Park president says bill amendment could doom track

One for the Roses: Steve Haskin provides the case for Kentucky Derby contender Cairo Prince

Jerardi: Charles Town Classic soars to high stature

DRF hires Fornatale as tournament editor

Haskin's Derby Dozen: Danza at #5


>>> Ilinois: Horse racing industry wants more out of casino expansion legislation
>>> Illinois: Arlington Park - half the slots won't cut it... "All right, we'll exist... But we will not flourish."
>>> Fairmount Park: Why are we being singled out for no slots?


>>> ESPN's latest 3YO Power Rankings: Cairo Prince reappears in Top Ten
>>> White's 2014 Ky Derby 'Strike List': "...if a horse has more than two strikes, it's nearly impossible to win the roses."
>>> West: Which Kentucky Derby contender is ready to go the distance for victory?
>>> Derby Watch: Form, pedigree, speed, and red flag analysis of Derby Contenders
>>> Free PPs: Ky Derby contenders [pdf]
>>> VIDEO: Interview with Art Sherman [California Chrome]
>>> "This horse is going to win the Kentucky Derby, not a doubt in my mind." - California Chrome's owner
>>> DRF's Derby Top Twenty: Danza #5
>>> Derby Trail: Florida Derby winner Constitution drops out of contention with injury
>>> Bossert's Derby Fifteen: Danza at #7
>>> Hovdey: Long Kentucky Derby drought for Californians
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Gutterman signs on as NYRA marketing consultant


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