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>>> Hayward: Unsound financial foundation points to a troubled future for U.S. racing... "Look hard at the economics of Thoroughbred racing. Maintaining the status quo puts the entire Thoroughbred racing and breeding industry in the U.S. at risk."
>>> High-profile trainers support ban on Lasix
>>> Monmouth Park will reduce purses
>>> Del Mar: Embattled A.C. Avila wins protested race... Masochist wins first as Smogcutter owners protest race by not running; Stewards scratch horse
>>> Owners to boycott Del Mar race Thurs... David Frankham, Brian Carmody want sanctions taken against A.C. Avila for drugging horse
>>> Ehalt: The dawn of the 'Big Day' at Saratoga
>>> Daley: NYRA's Martin Panza, from the West Coast, has targeted a 'Big Days Theory' ... So far, it is working out very well
>>> Wise Dan won't run in G2 Fourstardave at SAR on 8/9... Lopresti, "Maybe we've been pushing too hard to try to make this race."
>>> Powell: Saratoga - A Tale of Two Turf Courses
>>> Eng: Handicapping next announcer at Saratoga
>>> Wilson: "How I rank this year's 3-year-olds heading into August..."
>>> What was the buzz [ha! *wink*] at the Whitney draw? Photo: Guillot and Lukas share a moment
>>> NY Times checks out the Saratoga 'spinners': Seek Gifts, Not Bets
>>> Lady caller: Jessica Paquette fills in as Suffolk's racecaller for Monday's first after tornado delays regular announcer [with VIDEO]
>>> For Jonathan Sheppard, a life's love, and work
>>> PHOTO: Livingston - Saratoga stretch, Fri morning
>>> Trainer Wayne Catalano regains consciousness, continues to recover from illness
>>> Sunday marks 150th anniversary of first race at the 1864 Saratoga Race Track
>>> AUDIO: ESPN's In the Gate... Apprentice jockey Drayen van Dyke and semi-retired, 62YO Tony Black talk shop
>>> Throwback PHOTO: Cars lined up across Arlington Park track to demonstrate added width of track in 1962
>>> Throwback PHOTO: Ava Gardner and her sister Beatrice checking out the daily program at Del Mar
>>> George Strawbridge-owned filly DQ'd from French G1 after freakish positive
>>> Down Under: 2013-14 3YO crop falls short
>>> Wed results: Kingman swoops to beat Toronado in G1 Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood

>>> LA Times: Del Mar suspends turf racing again after another horse injury... Rick Arthur, equine medical director for the CHRB, said, "Frankly, everybody is trying to figure out what's going on."
>>> Trainers' group will recommend eliminating Del Mar turf sprints


SARATOGA SATURDAY:

TV ALERT: NBC, Sat 5pm ET... Whitney, Test
>>> West: Palace Malice taking in rarefied air... 2013 Belmont winner set to face daunting schedule to finish year
>>> Rees: Palice Malice seeking statement Whitney win
>>> Whitney contender Palace Malice providing new adventures for "an old-time guy"
>>> Sports Illustrated: Zayats believe in the power of Prayer for Relief

FREE PPs [pdf]:
>>> G1 $1.5mil Whitney Hcp
>>> G1 $500K Test
>>> G1 $350K Vanderbilt Hcp



>>> Starr: W Va Derby analysis and selections
>>> Turrell: W Va Derby analysis and selections
>>> Free PPs: G2 $750K W Va Derby [pdf]


TV ALERT: Hambletonian, CBS Sports, Sat 4pm ET
>>> Hambletonian website
>>> Hambletonian Day wagering format
>>> Free PPs: Hambletonian Day card [pdf]
>>> Cotolo: Solid action on Hambletonian Day
>>> Finley: Johansson knows she has job to do... Hambletonian trainer wouldn't mind ruining her father's day
>>> Hambletonian: Favorite Father Patrick gets tough Post 10
>>> Hambletonian Day to present harness racing, entertainment and more at Meadowlands


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Did she get paid with all $1's?!?

Albany Times-Union features ad for local 'gentlemen's club' with Saratoga race picks from strippers... Yep, Tatiana scored!

Stripper picks longshot winner SAR R1 7/24/14

Results, SAR R1 7/24/14



Photos from the various venues - last weekend's PDJFDay [Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund]
VIDEO: Saratoga - Jockeys foot race
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Penn National


Down the stretch like a shot! Last weekend's Human Cannonball promotion at Canterbury - VIDEO

Human Cannonball at Canterbury 7/25/14


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DEL MAR
Sat preview: Iotapa heads field of seven in G1 $300K Clement Hirsch

Fri preview: $239K P6 carryover

Wed results: Wake Up Nick wins $100K Graduation

Week 2/Week 3: Look back, look ahead


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DOWN UNDER/ASIA
Sat results: Thiamandi wins G3 Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield

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[AUS] VIRTUAL FORM GUIDE
[ASIA] S CHINA MORNING POST
BALTIMORE SUN
BLOOD HORSE
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CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
DAILY RACING FORM
ESPN
FOX SPORTS
FRANCE GALOP
[JAPAN] HORSERACING IN JAPAN
KENTUCKY.COM
LA TIMES
LOUISVILLE COURIER JOURNAL
MIAMI HERALD
MSNBC
NY DAILY NEWS
NY POST
NY TIMES
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SEATTLE TIMES
SIGNONSANDIEGO.COM
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THISISHORSERACING.COM
ThoroughbredRacing.com
TIMES PICAYUNE
[U.K.] BBC
[U.K.] GUARDIAN
[U.K.] RACING POST
[U.K.] SPORTINGLIFE.COM
[U.K.] TELEGRAPH
[U.K.] TIMES
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON POST

GENERAL NEWS
Bertha Wright, the last of her family to live at Lexington's iconic Calumet Farm, dies at 94

Churchill buys into Saratoga [it's not quite what you think]

Churchill reports record second-quarter revenues on strong Kentucky Oaks, Derby week

RCI meets this week in Del Mar

International: "Taghrooda herself must have a tremendous chance of becoming the fourth 3-year-old filly to win the Arc in seven years, because she is an outstanding runner."

Blasi rejoins Asmussen's stable

Key factors in the remarkable success of the Juddmonte empire

Fort Erie gets national attention, track sale close

Pensioners on Parade: Double Bill... '89 and '90 winner of NY Turf Writers jumps stake at SAR

Delaware Park Monday card pushed back to Wednesday

Bayern's Haskell win is three of a kind for Pin Oak Lane

Haskell day in pictures

Jerardi: Borislow was larger than life

Tragedy averted at Del Mar... Rider Amir Cedeno saved from serious injuries by trainers Phil D'Amato, Gary Mandella and outrider

Jock Watch: Van Dyke, Blanc injured in spills last week and are set to return to riding Wednesday at Del Mar

Trainer Watch: Tom Amoss earns 3,000th victory (also 3,001, 3,002)

Keeneland's Shadwell moves to $1 million

All-sources handle down, ontrack business strong for first 10 days of Saratoga

Noonan: Spa's second week... The big story was the attendance... It's time to free the paddock

Allen Jerkens 'The Chief' in Florida rather than Saratoga, "There's something so special about Saratoga. I miss being there."

Trainer Watch: Elizabeth Voss takes on her father's job too soon

Hall of Fame jockey Eddie Delahoussaye is #25 on Louisiana's list of all-time top 51 athletes

International: Aidan O'Brien's dual Derby winner Australia is back in full work ahead of his end-of-season targets

Wed results: Kingman over Tornonado in G1 Sussex at Glorious Goodwood

Goodwood: A "Glorious" garden party

LA Times: Del Mar makes changes after deaths of nine horses

Del Mar takes steps for safer racing... Turf course aerified and watered, rail moved out to 18 feet and wax was added to the Polytrack

Hovdey: Del Mar turf course needs time to mature

Del Mar makes adjustment to slow Polytrack


Hong Kong study shows Lasix does not prolong horses' racing careers

Tonalist, Kid Cruz exit Jim Dandy well

Watchmaker: Bayern capitalizes in Haskell, Tonalist preps in Jim Dandy

Chinese millionaire is leading a drive to transform China into a global horse-racing centre

Del Mar off turf on Sunday after breakdowns

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club statement concerning turf course

Hovdey: Grief and thanks hover over shed rows at DMR

Art Sherman to receive Pincay Award... Given annually to those who have served the sport 'with integrity, extraordinary dedication, determination and distinction'

Delaware cancels Wed due to lack of entries

Haskin: The Saint of Saratoga... Former exercise rider Val Buck now dedicated to providing second careers for retired racehorses

Santa Anita raises purses for 10 stakes at fall meeting

Delaware Park cuts purses

As greyhound racing declines nationwide, Alabama's Birmingham Race Course is in 'survival mode'

Keeneland's Instant Racing plans delayed

Detroit: Developer of failed $50mil Pinnacle Race Course who walked away from its $2.5mil tax bill four years ago - is now working to open an Indian casino just a mile away

TOBA schedules events in Saratoga Springs

G1 Blue Grass winner Dance With Fate euthanized due to severe leg injury suffered in training incident at DMR

From the "It's the Same All Over" Dept: Aussie scribe, "Drab Sydney Saturdays, lacking field size, thus betting substance, are hardly a recent problem..."

Sulky side: World record for Archangel in Cashman elims at Meadowlands

Pricci: "It will be interesting to see whether the subtle pressures that journalists occasionally face from the [racing] industry is a temporary development or the new normal."

Rees: 2015 Kentucky Derby - Super Saver's son impresses at Saratoga

Trainer Wayne Catalano still hospitalized but improving

Crist: Jim Dandy has substance over Haskell's flash

Apprentice Watch: Trevor McCarthy knew his career path early... Retired jock/Dad Michael, "In the first grade, he couldn't even spell it, but he wrote down, 'I want to be a jokey'."

SARATOGA
Sat preview: Palace Malice, Will Take Charge among field of nine for G1 $1.5 mil Whitney at SAR on Sat

"The Whitney" - A simple name hides a rich history

Fri preview: $32K P6 carryover

Wed results: Euro-transplant Stars Above Me wins $100K Coronation Cup


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EUROPE
Fri results: Take Cover wins G2 King George at Goodwood

Wed chart: G1 Sussex/Goodwood


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HAWTHORNE RACE COURSE, Cicero, IL
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PRAIRIE MEADOWS, Des Moines, IA
PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS, Erie, PA
REMINGTON PARK, Oklahoma City, OK
RETAMA PARK, San Antonio, TX
RIVER DOWNS, Cincinnati, OH
ROCKINGHAM PARK, Salem, NH
RUIDOSO DOWNS, Ruidoso Downs, NM
SAM HOUSTON, Houston, TX
SANTA ANITA, Arcadia, CA
SARATOGA, Saratoga Springs, NY
STAMPEDE PARK, Calgary, Alberta
SUFFOLK DOWNS, Boston, MA
SUNLAND PARK, Sunland Park, NM
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