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>>> Declining equine fatality rates in California tell a complicated story
>>> "American racing has some life in it yet."... Hong Kong scribe pens enthusiastic report on trip to US racing venues [although we have to take exception to a Hong Kong racing fan describing US racing by writing, "and they are as insular a bunch as you'll find" - c'mon, compared to, uh... Hong Kong?!?]
>>> Kentucky Downs could double Instant Racing in 2015
>>> California racetracks call for stake in online poker market
>>> Australia: The six weeks are upon us when horse racing rules
>>> Crist: Note on Sat stakes action BEL/SA
>>> West: What did we learn from Sat's stakes BEL/SA?
>>> Tonalist, Zivo likely to meet again in Breeders' Cup Classic
Sat results: Recaps of Laurel stakes
>>> Ehalt: Belmont is home sweet home for Tonalist
>>> Churchill meet leaders/final: Catalano/Asmussen, Santana Jr./Lanerie, Ramseys
>>> Jockey Rajiv Maragh has surgery
>>> Rehabbing NBA'er Rashard Lewis using downtime to go to the races: "Since I'm out until February, I'm going to try my best to make as many races since I won't be doing too much but rehabbing."
>>> Queen's grandson puts horse racing in China under starter's orders... Peter Phillips, the Queen's eldest grandson, takes horseracing to China
>>> Churchill Downs Inc. loses appeal of Texas ADW case
>>> Pennsylvania approves nation's most progressive harness racing whipping standards
>>> Jock Watch: Kent Desormeaux to hospital after being kicked on Sunday at Santa Anita
>>> Jock Watch: 48YO Jose Caraballo is riding, and winning, aboard top quality horses for some of the most successful trainers in the business
>>> Jock Watch: 34YO Erick Rodriguez back in Maryland following Presque Isle season
>>> Sun: Gulfstream's Rainbow 6 hit for $82K
>>> America's Most Wanted Thoroughbred Contest... Ex-racehorses prepare to perform at Pimlico on Oct 4/5 at the Thoroughbred Makeover: A Marketplace and National Symposium
>>> Breeding: How influential is Dansili as a son of Danehill?
>>> Boston casino not yet a clear Wynn... Saying the Las Vegas-based company isn't well liked in Boston or in surrounding communities is an understatement
>>> For the Solis family, racing is in the blood(stock)
>>> Sun results: Tonito M. captures G3 $400K Oklahoma Derby at Remington


>>> Longines World's Best Jockey to be crowned based on the best performance in the world's highest-rated races
>>> World's Best Jockey... Current Jockeys Standings... Top 100 G1 Races
>>> Comment: "As much as it is possible to find fault in the World's Best Jockey concept, it appeals as a genuine attempt to add something to a timeless discussion."


>>> Victor Espinoza suspended seven days for Awesome Again ride
>>> Baffert, "Game On Dude, that's why I retired him, because he was starting to get mugged, every race. I didn't cry about it. I just retired him."
>>> LA Times: Victor Espinoza had a quick and angry exchange of words with Alex Solis II, a part owner of Shared Belief... Baffert said later he had talked to Hollendorfer, who told him he had no problem with any of the racing tactics
>>> Victor Espinoza, "[Mike Smith] told me, 'Keep walking or I'll cut your head off. He disrespected me, which is kind of surprising for a Hall of Fame rider like him."

Tweets on Bailey's post Awesome Again comments



Sat stakes results BEL/SA:

>>> G1 $300K Chandelier: NY-invader Angela Renee gets it done
>>> G1 $300K Awesome Again: Shared Belief stays perfect
>>> G1 $300K Rodeo Drive: Emollient proves best
>>> G1 $300K Front Runner: American Pharoah impresses
>>> G1 $300K Zenyatta: Beholder gets it done

>>> G1 $1mil JCGC: 3YO Tonalist scores
>>> G1 $600K Turf Classic: Main Sequence edges Twilight Eclipse
>>> G1 $400K Vosburgh: Private Zone repeats
>>> G1 $400K Flower Bowl: Stephanie's Kitten victorious
>>> G1 $400K Beldame: Belle Gallantey all the way
>>> G2 $400K Kelso Hcp: Vyjack upsets


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First batch of European runners are reported to have arrived in Australia ahead of the Spring Carnival meeting

Sat results: Trust In A Gust held off a fast finishing Dissident to claim the $400K G1 Sir Rupert Clarke at Caulfield

Fri results: Disappointing Lankan Rupee proves he’s far from best sprinter in the world with G1 Moir Stakes flop at Moonee Valley


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GENERAL NEWS
UK newspaper: US racing looks to track conditions to lower injury rates

Queen's horse Estimate disqualified from Ascot Gold Cup second place and loses $UK80,000 prize in morphine case

Finley: Palace, best claim ever?... Claimed for $20K and has earned over $1.3mil

Ontario horse breeders claim victory in legal battle with province

Relationships, nominations key to Breeders' Cup international strategy

White: A great horse who received hate mail...

Powell: "There is no way Espinoza could have outsprinted Bayern going into the first turn but after breaking well, he should have used California Chrome's natural speed..."

Hovdey: Racing measures up on Saturday's sports calendar

Crist: 3YOs vs older not the post-Labor Day bonanza it once was

NY: Tioga Downs says it has 'inside track' for casino license

Trainer Eric Guillot [Moreno] ending his time in Saratoga to move on to the JCGC in NY and on to Santa Anita, "I heard it was like 105 the other day at Santa Anita... It'll cool down soon though, down to like 90, 95, perfect weather, like summer starting all over again."

Q&A with Mike Repole: "I want to hire great people, a great team. It starts with Jim Martin my racing manager, Jim Crupi at Crupi's New Castle, Ed Rosen my pedigree guy, Todd Pletcher my trainer, Johnny Velazquez and Javier Castellano my jockeys. There's a system here."

Wet weather forces Meadowlands t-bred cancellation on Thurs

Harness champion Captaintreacherous retired

Eng: Horse racing's postseason begins this weekend

Sun preview: 13 to tackle Wildcat Red in G3 $400K Oklahoma Derby

>>> Suffolk Downs closing marks end of the line for thoroughbred horse racing in New England
>>> Upstate NY NPR affiliate looks at possible impact Suffolk closure could have on NY racing
>>> Boston NPR: Where 700 horses at Suffolk Downs will go after the races shut down
>>> Boston NPR: The Demise of Suffolk Downs... "I am saddened more than somewhat by this development..."
>>> Mass: State gambling commission seeks to keep door open for thoroughbred racing
>>> Horse racing fans on edge as deadline looms
>>> NECN: Horse racing fights for a Massachusetts future
>>> Gaming chairman urges horse-racing applicants to 'get creative'

Suffolk Downs adds race day for tribute

Suffolk: Horsemen urge fight against repeal of casino law

Finley: Goodbye, old friend... Suffolk Down will seemingly close down after the current meet ends

Ehalt: Loss tarnishes California Chrome

Hovdey: For California Chrome, it was 'They're off, you lose'

Watchmaker: Hard to get handle on Bayern

Jerardi: Mission accomplished for Pennsylvania Derby Day

Chrome' eyes BC Classic, Bayern has options

Haskin: Shared Belief needs to be Awesome... Again

Beholder fires bullet for Zenyatta defense

Santa Anita to await CHRB ruling on whipping

Palace Malice might be returned to training next year

Nebraska op-ed: Something needs to change if horse racing is to be saved. But the problems with historic horse racing make it appear that it may not be the change that's needed

Foster winner Moonshine Mullin sidelined

International: Taghrooda set for Arc following pleasing gallop

Ruidoso Downs announces strict new policies to ensure integrity for next horse racing season

Looking back: Slew o' Gold's brilliant autumn

China Jockey Club launched

Suffolk open to possibility of horsemen leasing track

Brockton Fairgrounds to apply for Massachusetts racing dates

Suffolk CEO calls Gaming Commission statement 'too little, too late'

House Speaker Robert DeLeo said the loss of the track is 'a severe blow to our community.'

Anxiety, anger as Suffolk Downs closes

Princess of Sylmar retired at 4

Game On Dude retired from racing

New Jersey adopts uniform medication rules

Oaklawn to give bonuses for winning without Lasix

New hard line on steroids: Keeneland sale unaffected; hope for US runners in Britain

Steroids in racing: Why a total ban is logical - and necessary

North American foal crop expected to continue decline in 2014

The Keeneland Library: An uncommon collection

Ohio's final racino opens outside of Youngstown

Scottish referendum: Scottish racing welcomes 'No' vote

Why racing professionals flock to the equine 'beauty contests' of rural France

Crist: History says California Chrome is a bad bet

Hovdey: Rich history, big money put Parx in spotlight

Del Mar November stakes schedule worth $2.25mil

Rachel Alexandra's son Jess's Dream has first Belmont work

>>> Bayern sets track record in Pennsylvania Derby triumph
>>> Layden/Sports Illustrated: California Chrome loses the Pennsylvania Derby
>>> West: When the going gets tough... California Chrome could not overcome a good field in the Pa Derby
>>> NY Times: A record run upstages the return of California Chrome
>>> Veitch: "If the voting were held today, I think California Chrome would win the Eclipse Award... However, if Shared Belief wins the Breeders' Cup Classic and remains unbeaten..."

>>> Sat results: Untapable holds off Sweet Reason in G1 $1mil Cotillion at PARX


>>> Limelight Beach wins Little Brown Jug
>>> Charts: Jug Day card [Thurs Card 2]
>>> Generosity is part of the Jug
>>> Photo gallery: Little Brown Jug Day

>>> UK newspaper The Mirror front page: Shocking picture shows racehorse champion Wigmore Hall destroyed at packed course
>>> RSPCA defends horse racing in Wigmore Hall incident
>>> Racing outraged by Daily Mirror front page image

Fair Grounds slashes purses for 2014-15 season, cancels 15 stakes races

Fair Grounds says purse reductions a result of pending litigation

Less is more: Hong Kong scribes celebrates that racing jurisdiction's mandated off-season

The furosemide debate: Why it's not such a big issue in Europe

Poor Irish Champion ride on Australia a valuable lesson for Joseph O'Brien

Ohio: Austintown's Hollywood racino off to a good start

Sat preview: Miss Behaviour looks to topple Charles Town Oaks

In Virginia dates dispute, if you can't beat 'em, ultimatum

Kentucky Derby winning trainer Art Sherman already working on 2016

Billionaire Gerry Harvey simply a true blue thoroughbred champion of Aussie racing

Weekend preview/Oz: G1 George Main Stakes 2014

>>> Boston comment: Can Suffolk Downs be saved?
>>> Suffolk Downs officials detail shut-down plans
>>> Boston Business Journal: Gaming panel gave minimal weight to saving Suffolk's horse-racing jobs
>>> Boston Herald: What a ride
>>> Jockey Tammi Piermarini shares her memories of Suffolk Downs, "I was overwhelmed driving to work by the news of us losing the casino license. I thought the casino could save us. I almost had an anxiety attack. I felt like getting sick."

Future bleak for Suffolk Downs:
>>> Suffolk Downs on wrong end of decision for lone Boston-area casino license
>>> Suffolk Downs to 'wind down racing operations'... COO, "This is such a devastating decision."
>>> "The Beatles played here. It's a historic place."
>>> Boston Herald editorial: "Even as a glittering casino rises, trainers and grooms and exercise riders will be looking for other work. That may be 'progress,' but it's still sad."
>>> Suffolk Downs: History
>>> VIDEO: NECN covers story of Suffolk Downs decision


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Sun results: Maiden Imperia gets first career win taking the G3 $200K Pilgrim

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Frankie Dettori believes this year's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe could be a 'vintage' renewal with a handful of horses in with a chance of Longchamp glory

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