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>>> Atlanta Journal Constitution sports writer: "Normally, I wouldn't even bother with the suggestion [to watch horse racing on TV] ... These are not normal times, though. Horse racing now provides the only avenue to watch athletes compete in real sports in real time."
>>> Santa Anita cancels horse racing on orders from health department due to coronavirus... Trainer, "I spoke to one doctor and this is more about optics, it's not based on science or anything."
>>> British Horseracing Authority stand down 80 per cent of its staff amid coronavirus outbreak
>>> Irish Racing boss fears permanent track closures
>>> British racing making contingency plans for return
>>> COVID-19 impact costing racing millions of dollars
>>> Wilkin: Should horse racing continue running?
>>> Taking stock: The coronavirus impact
>>> Jockey Javier Castellano positive for coronavirus, agent says
>>> Turfway Park closes meet early after governor's order
>>> Horse racing doesn’t get betting windfall amid COVID-19 sports shutdowns
>>> Activists assail California board for keeping tracks open
>>> Silks maker switches to surgical masks
>>> How American racing survived the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic
>>> Steeplechase> Saving a season 2.0 - NSA adjusts spring schedule
>>> Video: Fasig-Tipton's Browning addresses sale changes
>>> Belmont community COVID-19 positives rise to six
>>> Jockey Club Foundation to offer COVID-19 relief


>>> Tiz the Law favored in a Florida Derby like no other
>>> Large, competitive fields complicate Saturday's mandatory payout Rainbow 6
>>> Gulfstream Park continues racing, denies threatening Hallandale Beach with legal action

>>> Jockey Club official's op-ed: Drug bust shows myth of horse racing 'oversight.' We need Horseracing Integrity Act
>>> The extraordinary tale of an Aussie who just completed the 'world's toughest horse race'
>>> Prado ties Cordero as eighth all time in N America
>>> CHRB approves rule adjusting timeframe for medication administration
>>> UK: Horse racing's consultation into the use of whips by jockeys during races has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic
>>> Small fine wraps up Graham Motion's important regulatory case
>>> American horses return from Dubai to the US
>>> Haskin: Disappointing end to racing's greatest rivalry
>>> Rosie Napravnik: Exceeding expectations on and off the racetrack
>>> History: Joe Hirsch - racing's perfect ambassador
>>> Surveillance firm played role in federal indictments... The Jockey Club, Meadowlands employ 5 Stones intelligence
>>> Horse racing doping scandal hits home at reeling Yonkers Raceway
>>> Linda Rice hearing postponed again because of coronavirus

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Previous/virus:

>>> Horse racing industry is hanging on by nose right now... Trainer, "I don't think I've ever been this stressed. If it does'’t turn real quick, there are going to be a lot of people in trouble."
>>> AP: Horse racing grapples with risks of running during pandemic
>>> Santa Anita, Oaklawn, Gulfstream among tracks remaining open
>>> Pletcher closing down Belmont stable until health crisis passes
>>> Dubai World Cup canceled due To coronavirus
>>> Hallandale official: Gulfstream Park won't shut down, threatens legal action
>>> Governor's office says Santa Anita can continue racing during coronavirus pandemic
>>> Ireland stops racing, South Africa to follow
>>> British trainers are being advised to continue exercising their horses and adhere strictly to social-distancing requirements
>>> OZ: Horse racing is set to continue at least for the time being
>>> Woodbine to postpone start of thoroughbred racing season
>>> Horse racing now halts in Charles Town, reversing earlier plan to run with no fans
>>> Prominent bloodstock agent Bradley Weisbord describes bout with virus, "Thursday night you start to think it's better off to be dead."
>>> South Florida jockey adjusts to horse racing at Gulfstream without fans, "It's kind of sad."
>>> Racing fans adjust to new normal: Where do we go from here?
>>> Gulfstream requires jockeys to be in Florida early
>>> At Aqueduct, an uncertain future ahead for many horsemen
>>> NYRA suspends live racing at Aqueduct Racetrack
>>> Harness racing trainer Carmine Fusco dies from COVID-19
>>> Horse racing continues, but most Nevada players left behind
>>> Aidan O'Brien to skip Dubai World Cup amid travel concerns
>>> Irad Ortiz Jr, Rajiv Maragh to stop riding amid COVID-19 pandemic
>>> Trainer Tom Amoss to self-quarantine after interaction with Sean Payton
>>> Fonner Park to try out horse racing without spectators
>>> Should horse racing continue? Santa Anita keeps pushing ahead
>>> Horse racing in Maryland will go on this weekend after all
>>> TVG Network quenches sports fans' thirst for live content with horse racing from around the globe
>>> Gulfstream to close for the day on Fri to implement new safety protocols
>>> ESPN: Amid deadly pandemic, racing is the only game in town
>>> Latest COVID-19/horse racing news from NTRA
>>> AUDIO/National Media Teleconference: NTRA's Alex Waldrop addresses COVID-10 updates
>>> CNN: Dubai World Cup to go ahead - without fans
>>> UK: Uncertainty around racing's return as coronavirus pandemic shuts down the sport
>>> UK: Impact of horse racing suspension 'unthinkable' for Yorkshire trainer Mark Johnston
>>> UK: Royal Ascot and Epsom Derby in doubt after all horse racing in Great Britain is shut down until end of April due to the coronavirus outbreak
>>> Training via telephone: that's one way of coping with coronavirus restrictions
>>> Santa Anita further tightens attendance policy
>>> With sports on the sidelines - horse racing is the only game in town
>>> Penn National suspends horse racing and casino operations due to coronavirus concerns
>>> New Zealand: Horse racing industry to continue with meetings but punters to be locked out
>>> Woodbine CEO Jim Lawson defends decision to keep horse racing going... "Whether it's realistic or not ... I'm hopeful."
>>> Fonner live horse racing canceled until further notice
>>> UK: Grand National cancelled because of coronavirus pandemic
>>> Monmouth opening pushed back to Memorial Day weekend
>>> British horse racing to go behind closed doors from Tues
>>> Horse racing helps fill the sports void caused by the coronavirus pandemic
>>> France: All racing cancelled until at least Apr 15
>>> S Africa: Horse racing to continue, but will be closed to the public
>>> NY: Live racing behind closed doors to resume at AQU on Fri, March 20
>>> Temperature checks introduced to tackle coronavirus spread in Australian racing
>>> Lists: Tracks open, tracks closed... for now
>>> Horse racing at Fair Grounds spectator-free for rest of season, including La Derby
>>> Turf Paradise latest coronavirus closure in sports, ending horse racing season immediately
>>> Luis Saez not traveling to Fair Grounds, Dubai
>>> Tracks across the nation close doors due to COVID-19... Tracks in California, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York ban spectators
>>> Horse Racing Ireland announce all fixtures closed to public
>>> Carolina Cup horse racing event has been canceled as COVID-19 fears continue
>>> Keeneland cancels April sale
>>> Yonkers cancels racing after horseman John Brennan dies of Coronavirus


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>>> Australian horse racing and harness racing to continue despite coronavirus scare
>>> Sun results: Golden Sixty triumphs in an epic HK$20 million Hong Kong Derby

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GENERAL NEWS
Haskin: Make the Belmont Stakes the Derby

Md: General Assembly approves renovation of Pimlico, Laurel

America's Day at the Races to air weekend racing coverage on FS1

New York-based trainers support eliminating race-day Lasix

DERBY, etc:

>>> Kentucky Derby moved to Sept 5
>>> Md gov: "We have been in discussion with The Stronach Group regarding the postponement of the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness, to some time in September."
>>> NYRA considering options regarding Belmont Stakes, Travers
>>> Oaklawn considering Arkansas Derby date change to fill void on calendar
>>> DRF: Trainers react to rescheduled Kentucky Derby
>>> Bloodhorse: Owners, trainers react to Kentucky Derby postponement... Qualifying races to be added and major stakes schedules could be adjusted
>>> Derby/Travers Twitter chatter... Travers to become Derby prep race?
>>> Crawford: May or September, the Kentucky Derby will still be the Kentucky Derby
>>> Official: Fair Grounds not affected by postponement of Kentucky Derby
>>> Clay: Triple Crown, Keeneland's Breeders' Cup and more takeaways from Kentucky Derby move
>>> McNamara: Kentucky Derby 2020 - see you in September!
>>> How did Louisville survive delayed 1945 Kentucky Derby? With Kentucky Turtle Derby
>>> Opinion: Why running the Kentucky Derby in September changes horse racing
>>> It's one thing to postpone the Kentucky Derby. Finding a new date was much harder


Midnight Bisou owner 'would expect' Maximum Security to be DQ'd from Saudi win

Monmouth Park head Drazin asks legislature to establish ontrack pharmacy

Haskin's latest Derby Dozen

Craig Evans: ban jockeys a month for every hit over the whip limit - then they'd learn to count

The mysterious life of a slave who became the most celebrated jockey in North America

Drazin: "Cheating cannot be tolerated."

Fasig-Tipton announces dates for rescheduled 2YO sales

Rosenblatt: Derby Top Ten

Kentucky Derby Pedigree Profile: Nadal

CHRB files complaints against eight at Santa Anita

Profile: Gulfstream's Ron Nicoletti... Hobnobbed with the stars before launching an enduring career in horseracing

Trainers see positive side of recent indictments, "My first reaction was I was delighted because it's hard to have to compete with trainers that you absolutely know are doing crap like that."

Baffert comes out in favor of Horseracing Integrity Act

Florida-based owner and trainer indicted on money laundering charge

Equine Injury Database: Rate of equine fatalites drops

Senate committee passes bill requiring USADA horse racing enforcement plan

Racing-themed movie review: "Ride Like a Girl" - Based on a true story... remains a standard underdog narrative that fails to rouse the audience from their seats, despite the best efforts from its cast and a few charming moments

Arizona HBPA to gaming: Pull Turf Paradise signal from Stronach affiliates

Gary Contessa: my mission to give racegoers an experience that transcends betting

Nevada's horse racing handle in sharp decline before doping scheme

NY: Belmont Park to install synthetic surface on pony track

For NYRA Safety and Integrity team, horse welfare is top priority

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner War Emblem dies at 21

OBS sales bookend 2020 juvenile auction calendar

New medication policies, whip rules in place at 2YO sales

Yonkers: Racing cancelled Tues due to COVID-19 fears

CHRB report details findings on Santa Anita horse fatalities

Jock Watch: 'Tyler Gaffalione Day' declared in Broward Cty, FL

Scott and Gary Stevens: Taking toughness to another level

Authentic closes as individual favorite in Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3

Breeders' Cup to cap attendance at 45,000 for Keeneland

Brilliant women in US horse racing history

Michaels: Who's hot, who's not on the road to the Kentucky Derby

Santa Anita cancels March 13 card due to forecast

Rosenblatt: Upheaval hits indutry in 2020

Hovdey: Celebrating those glorious dinosaurs of the past - America's great 'handicap horses'

The Cheltenham Festival starts on Tues... The most ferocious four days in racing there is

In their own words: Four jockeys talk abot the racing life

Jose Ortiz cleared to ride after swift recovery from wrist injury

Five key takeaways from Saturday's trio of Derby preps

Handicapping: A common pre-race mishap handicappers should never ignore

Gunmen escape with $250K in Aqueduct robbery

The Daily Beast: The Mysterious Deaths That Exposed Horse Racing's Brutal Underbelly

INDICTMENTS

>>> Trainer Brad Cox, "I don't feel comfortable accepting any of the horses that are involved in this situation."
>>> Owners who finished behind Maximum Security want him DQd
>>> An inside job helped lead the FBI to indictments in the horse racing drug scandal
>>> Layden: Latest doping charges a reminder that horse racing needs fundamental changes
>>> Stronach Group: 60-day 'stand down' for indicted trainers' horses
>>> Chairman of Pa Horse Racing Commission op-ed: Horse racing biz must take reins of their biz
>>> Aussie stewards tested drug at center of US scandal five years ago
>>> Do blockbuster horse racing purses encourage cheating?

>>> Maximum Security's championship may be at risk... The Eclipse Awards currently does not have a procedure for removing a title
>>> AUDIO: Andy Beyer on "At the Race" with Steve Byk... "If you had talked to any horse player at Gulfstream who's paying attention to what's going on and said, 'Is anybody obviously cheating here?' they would take two seconds to say, 'Well, yeah, Navarro and Servis.'" [see 3/10 Part 1]
>>> New York regulator suspends Servis, Navarro... Trainers were among 11 individuals suspended in wake of federal indictment
>>> NJ suspends seven, including trainer Jason Servis
>>> Servis, Navarro to be arraigned March 23, could face five years each
>>> Navarro, Servis, others arrested Monday face up to 10 years on federal conspiracy charges
>>> Dubb, caught in 'gut-wrenching' situation, sending his Servis-trained horses to other trainers
>>> Caught up in doping scandal, Tannuzzo hopes for second chance
>>> Genaro: More questions than answers in Navarro-Servis indictment
>>> XY Jet and the horses of the Navarro-Servis indictment
>>> Jason Servis: From lowest of profiles to maximum notoriety
>>> WaPo comment: Maybe if someone winds up doing 10 years in a Rikers cell next to Harvey Weinstein, the horses finally will catch a break
>>> Opinion: Enough. Get rid of the cheaters. Now. And forever
>>> Maximum Security moved to Baffert's barn
>>> Despite fears of getting caught, alleged doping conspirators chatted and texted anyway... Chronology of conversations
>>> Maximum Security drug allegations: Goodbye to Servis
>>> There are implication for New Jersey racetracks
>>> NYRA statement in response to the indictments announced by the Southern District of New York

>>> DRF: Jason Servis, Jorge Navarro among 27 alleged by government to have administered illegal medications to horses
>>> Bloodhorse: Servis, Navarro among 27 facing doping-related charges
>>> Horsemen, organizations respond
>>> Press release from US Attorney's office
>>> Owners with horses trained by Servis respond... "My reaction is total shock."
>>> USA Today opinion: Unless the sport gets its act together quickly, you can go ahead and start reading the last rites
>>> The mystery of SGF-1000, at center of indictments
>>> Horses trained by indicted horsemen Servis, Tannuzzo must be sent to other trainers


National Museum of Racing announces 2020 Hall of Fame finalists

Maximum Security, Midnight Bisou to campaign stateside... McKinzie also expected to skip Dubai World Cup and return to the US

Ritvo stepping down from role as Stronach Group chief operating officer

BC increases purses for Classic, Turf, and Dirt Mile

'America should do something like this' - Mike Smith lauds Riyadh's 'one goggle' dirt track

Mike Smith responds to Saudi riding suspension... "To receive that many days of a suspension is brutal enough and then to take 60% from what I flew across the world to earn, close to a quarter-of-a-million dollars, the punishment doesn't fit the crime."

Mike Smith fined more than $200K for Saudi Cup ride

Maximum Security is 'King Of The World' after winning Saudi Cup

Pro gambler's three tricks that helped him transition from an accountant sitting behind a desk for 20 years to playing the horses and sports full time

Discover five ways to determine a vulnerable favorite

More Joe Sharp trainees test positive for Levamisole

Jock dies after race spill at Rillito Park Racetrack

UK: New $2.3mil horse racing series to introduce whip restrictions

Hot trainer spotlight: Michael McCarthy

Q and A with Woodbine's John Siscos: "... the industry needs one voice."

Female jocks make history in Saudi Arabia winning two Jockey Challenge races... "My idol is Frankie Dettori and I'm so happy he was behind me."

Plans for Pimlico, Laurel earn panel approval... $389mil plan unanimously passed Maryland budget and taxation committee Feb 28

Pimlico legislation: Questionns and answers

Horse Racing Ireland unveils ambitious Strategic Plan for the industry

International: No public allowed at Japanese meetings from Sat, Feb 29 until further notice

Breeders' Cup continues safety reforms, hikes purses

Woodbine overnight, Ontario programs get purse increase

3YO Watch: Can fast-rising Ete Indien carry his speed 10F in Kentucky Derby?

Cordero moving on with Franco... Still considers Velazquez family

Handicapping: Considering ground loss when evaluating a racehorse's chances

Five takeaways from Fountain of Youth Stakes

Maximum Security finds 'vindication' in Saudi Cup

Ete Indien dominates Fountain of Youth at GP

Jock Watch: Velazquez splits with Cordero as Anderson takes book


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