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>>> Lexington Herald-Leader: Field size, handle are down after Keeneland's switch to dirt
>>> Keeneland press release: Keeneland successfully concludes first race meet on new dirt surface
>>> Rees: Tips for Churchill's new hire... CDI is seeking an executive director of racing
>>> Churchill: Stars of Tomorrow card kicks off meet
>>> Churchill Downs fall meet at a glance
>>> Boston Globe editorial: Pull the plug on flawed casino law
>>> Illinois newspaper 'guest view': Horse racing offers bigger impact in Illinois than casinos
>>> Fair Grounds puts $2.7mil back into purses, but overall payouts still down from 2013-14 season
>>> Dubai racing all set to come full circle with return to dirt... New surface expected to be ready in time to host its first race meeting next Thurs
>>> Delaware meet recap: The good, the bad and the ugly
>>> Judge halts Monmouth's plan to start taking sports bets
>>> Report recommends 20-year suspension for Indiana veterinarian
>>> White: Top 12 BC performances at Santa Anita
>>> Bookshelf: Making Tracks: The Untold Story of Horse Racing in St. Louis by Nancy Carver... Explores horse racing history in St Louis
>>> Race course architecture: Stately Santa Anita
>>> John Velazquez Q&A: Jockeys should speak for the sport
>>> Can Noble Mission follow in brother Frankel's footsteps in race for Cartier awards?
>>> Gary Stevens to ride in Breeders' Cup
>>> Jock Watch: Martin Garcia not clowning around as career takes off
>>> Beholder scratched from sale, to resume training after recovery
>>> Haskin: Time to give Blame his due
>>> Powell: The importance of weight... And, BEL horses to watch
Sat results/sulky side: Nuncio an easy winner of $500K Yonkers Trot


>>> Breeders' Cup changes rule... 'Convicted trainer rule' modified to ban moving horses to assistants or employees

So wait - this just dawned on them???...

>>> California racing rules... 1843.3 Penalties for Medication Violations The steps taken by an owner to safeguard against subsequent medication violations including, but not limited to, the transfer of the horse(s) to an unaffiliated trainer; (A) For the purpose of this regulation “unaffiliated trainer” means a trainer or an assistant trainer who is not related by blood, marriage or domestic partnership, or who is not or was never employed by the trainer from whose care such horse(s) were transferred.

>>> From 2008: "The RCI Model Rules Committee discussed on Monday in Tucson, Arizona, the problem of suspended trainers transferring their horses to assistants or relatives while under suspension."

>>> 2005: Ky considers new rules - a trainer whose license has been suspended or revoked wouldn't be permitted to transfer any horses to assistant trainers, employees, or family members



Compare and contrast: Australian jock Michelle Payne suspended 20 meetings after stews determine her careless riding resulted in a jockey spill. NY rider Junior Alvarado suspended for 15 days for similar incident in Jockey Club Gold Cup

>>> Stewards report [R5]: "Michelle Payne was found guilty of a charge of careless riding..."
>>> Jockey Michelle Payne suspended for 20 meetings [with race VIDEO]
>>> Junior Alvarado suspended 15 days for Gold Cup incident



Change of heart?

Graham Motion tweet

>>> Graham Motion ties Pletcher as Keeneland meet leading trainer

>>> Graham Motion [Lex Herald-Leader] 4/2/14: "I point for this [Keeneland] meet every year and (the change to dirt) is going to significantly affect how I do things. There is less incentive for me to come for sure."



SAT RESULTS/AUSTRALIA: G1 $3mil Cox Plate

Euro-based Cox Plate winner, was the Belmont Derby runner-up and winner of Arlington's Secretariat earlier this year...

Adelaide wins G1 Cox Plate 10/25/14

>>> Sat results/Oz: Aidan O'Brien runner invades Australia to take G1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley
>>> Cox Plate 2014: Ryan Moore plays down ‘best in the world’ tag despite magical ride on Adelaide
>>> Cox Plate 2014: Mick Burles' warhorse The Cleaner holds his own against the equine elite... Small-time trainer with horse of a lifetime call Cox plate experience, "Overwhelming and bloody brilliant."
>>> Adelaide, just out of quarantine, wins G1 Cox Plate after running from last
>>> Chart: Cox Plate
>>> VIDEO REPLAY: G1 Cox Plate
>>> Cox Plate: Jockey quotes

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BREEDERS' CUP

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Saturday
G1 $5mil Classic
G1 $2mil Mile
G1 $1.5mil Sprint
G1 $3mil Turf
G1 $2mil Juv
G1 $1mil Turf Sprint
G1 $1mil FM Sprint
G1 $2mil FM Turf
G1 $2mil Juv Filly

Friday
G1 $2mil Distaff
G1 $1mil Juv Filly Turf
G1 $1mil Dirt Mile
G1 $1mil Juv Turf

NEWS:

>>> Breeders' Cup Juvenile trainers have eye on Kentucky Derby
>>> Two years later, Cigar Street finally gets Classic shot
>>> Foot problem forces American Pharoah out of Breeders' Cup Juvenile
>>> Jerardi: Four Penn Challenge winners entered for BC
>>> Scott: BC notes... NY-breds... Pedigree matters... etc
>>> Farm-trained Hardest Core brings little-known trainer to big stage


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Sun preview: $166K P6 carryover

Sat results: Lexie Lou scores in G3 $100K Autumn Miss

Sat preview: $34K P6 carryover


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DOWN UNDER/ASIA
Sat results/VIDEO: Moonee Valley replays - the last 400m of each race from Cox Plate Day

Fawkner looms as Australia's only hope to avoid international clean sweep of spring features

Sat results: Cox Plate 2014: Adelaide delivers billionaires ultimate prize while battler Mick Burles' The Cleaner fairytale is over

>>> Fri results: Lankan Rupee wins G1 Manikato at Moonee Valley - after 50min inquiry


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GENERAL NEWS
From the "It's Not Just Us" Dept: British Horseracing Authority announces "a series of measures designed to address issues regarding the increasing number of uncompetitive, small-field races."

Handle drops at Delaware Park

Europe: Cartier Award category race-point totals

Nebraska: 2015 racing schedule mirrors previous year

LA Times: Doug O'Neill's suspension shows why little makes sense in horse racing

Commentary: Racing's slow regulatory process

Trainer David Wells reaches plea deal in race-fixing case

Md: Trainer Juan Vazquez fined, suspended in odd non-appearance case

La Racing Commission orders Churchill Downs Inc to put $2.7mil back into purse structure for upcoming Fair Grounds meet

Keeneland, Red Mile partner on Instant Racing

Ky: Keeneland proceeding on track purchase alone for now

NY: New claiming rule for layoff horses

British Champions Day: Did it live up to its billing?

UK: Noble Mission moves up Cartier Award points ladder

Trakus' Cummings: Time for a change - Why North America must stop perpetually mis-timing races

Sun results: Euro-invader Hillstar takes G1 $1mil Canadian Int at Woodbine... Brown Panther scratches after dumping jock

Finley: Europeans invade American turf... Toronto massacre doesn't bode well for Americans in Breeders' Cup

Champion Beholder continues to recover from fever

Jockeys' Guild sets up fund for Saez's family

Jockeys nationwide to honor late teenage rider Juan Saez on BC weekend

'China Jockey Club' apparently launched in Beijing last month exposed as hoax

Apprentice Watch: 19YO Michael Ritvo making a big impression

Desormeaux set to return Sunday

Breeders' Cup tickets at Keeneland will be limited to 28,000

Nelson Bunker Hunt, former owner-breeder, dies at 88

Raffetto signs on as consultant to New England HBPA

Tears and talking in Maryland Million winner's circles

Kentucky officials to meet with drug lab on testing delays

Kentucky dates approved for 2015 - but not without drama

The Jockey Club releases 2014 report of mares bred statistics

Sun preview/international: Three winners of the Hong Kong HOTY title are set will meet in Sha Tin Trophy

AUDIO: ESPN's In The Gate... Caroline and Gregory Bentley, who along with their son with Down Syndrome, Andrew, own unlikely Breeders' Cup Turf hopeful Hardest Core, share their amazing story



>>> Racing becomes a college sport! Cambridge triumphed over Oxford in the inaugural Varsity Horse Race last weekend
>>> VIDEO REPLAY: The Varsity Horse Race, 10/17/14... Cambridge vs Oxford at Newmarket
>>> Cambridge Varsity Horse Race Facebook page
>>> Oxford Varsity Horse Race Facebook page

Pro-active stews?
>>> Hong Kong jockey suspended for 18 meetings... did not take all reasonable and permissible measures throughout the race to win or to obtain the best possible placing in the field
>>> You be the judge: Chart and VIDEO REPLAY [click on "Multi-Angle Race Replay"... Jun Ju #14]... runs 5th with a late run at 12-1]

Roanoke Times: What next for silent Colonial Downs racetrack?

Talking horse racing and Shared Belief with Jim Rome

Powell: "I have said many times that I believed that the old system of 'a foul is a foul' is the best and that all riding infractions need to be punished."

Illinois casino group exec pens opinion piece: "The [racing] industry wants to pass a large gaming expansion bill that uses thousands of slot machines to subsidize the sport that in turn would take money away from local government budgets and classrooms. This is something we simply cannot afford."

Top-class turf: Woodbine's EP Taylor Course celebrates 20 years

Britain's Channel 4 commissions Frankel documentary

Forbes values Derby brand at $99mil

For Massachusetts slots parlor, all bets could be off after Nov 4

Charismatic's Belmont cited by NY sports scribe as being among NY's worst sports injuries [along with the likes of Mickey Mantle, Patrick Ewing and Frank Gifford]

Q&A with Guy Torsilieri - the guy behind Far Hills

Sat results: Russell Road rallies to win third West Virginia Breeders' Classic

Sat results: Md Millions results at LRL

Tom Durkin paid $440K for 100 days calling races in 2014

BELMONT
Sun preview: $50K P6 carryover

Sat results: Salutos Amigos wins G3 $200K Bold Ruler Hcp, targets BC Sprint

Sat preview: $15K P6 carryover

Wed preview: $27K P6 carryover


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O'Brien and Weld to finish Flat campaign with a flourish

Tony McCoy won't let injury force him into early retirement from racing

Ruler Of The World retired to Coolmore for 2015


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