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>>> Dubai World Cup winners African Story [2014] and Prince Bishop [2015] retired
>>> So far so good: The inside story on California Chrome's life in Newmarket
>>> California Chrome among 388 early entries for Royal Ascot... Eleven from the US
>>> Bloodhorse: Calumet Farm - rebirth of a legend
>>> NYRA board resignation rattles Saratoga horse community
>>> Leatherbury: "His name ain't King for nothing"
>>> Meet the horse-racing superfan who has attended every single Kentucky Derby for the last 76 years!
>>> Changeover to dirt surface nearly done at Del Mar
>>> Study: Keeneland Pprovides $590mil impact
>>> Horses plentiful as ThistleDown Racino aims for Monday's opener
>>> Jockey Club enhances graded stakes race vet record reporting
>>> Trainer Gorder benched one-year by Ky authorities for med positive
>>> Maryland Racing Commission to undertake medication 'self-assessment'
>>> Laboratories: Drug testing more challenging
>>> Efforts continue to identify at-risk horses
>>> Idaho: Moratorium placed on Instant Horse Racing machines
>>> Preview/jumps: Pagentry awaits 74th running of Iroquois Steeplechase
>>> Kentucky Derby's pricey secondary admission price market
>>> USA Today: Racing makes list of '101 incredible sports facts that will blow your mind' [#36, #52, #68, #84]
>>> With reliability and value, underrated sires offer opportunity for breeders
>>> Davidowitz: Larry Collmus has become the most important track announcer in America... "I rarely admit it, but I actually think I get as much thrill out of calling a good Derby as the owner, jockey and trainer get when they win it."
>>> White: Baffert makes history? Possibility exists if trainer has 1-2 faves in Derby starting gate
>>> Nahill: Mike Mitchell - a man who will be missed
>>> Five fantastic 21st century Triple Crown finishes
>>> Jonathan Newton wins Frutkoff Preakness Photo Award
>>> Jock Watch/Europe: AP McCoy by numbers: The amazing stats of retiring legend plus video footage of his most memorable wins
>>> Kentucky Derby winners usually lay close to the pace
>>> Secretariat jockey Ron Turcotte out of hospital after car accident
>>> Phar Lap: Shoes worn by Australia's legendary racehorse sold at auction
>>> Canada: For the second year in a row there will be no horse racing at Kin Race Track
>>> Guide to building a Kentucky Derby exacta ticket
>>> Remembering the brilliance that was Ogygian
>>> OBS April: Record-breaking [$1.9mil] Tapit filly leads second session
>>> Ocala Star-Banner: How to break into horse racing
>>> Q&A: New Churchill announcer Travis Stone
>>> Charles Town sets handle mark on Classic Day card
>>> Warrior's Reward to Spendthrift Australia
>>> Chicago Trib: Eddie Olczyk mixing hockey, horse racing duties
>>> Ky yearling rescued from pasture sinkhole
>>> Emilie Fojan breeds Kentucky Derby promise with Dortmund

>>> Shared Belief diagnosed with hip fracture
>>> Shared Belief returned to Golden Gate Fields after injury

>>> Crist: Players need to rally for tax relief
>>> NTRA calls for industry support of tax reform


NYRA board meeting/Wed recap:
>>> Bloodhorse: New NYRA chair focused on 'bettors,' 'buyers'
>>> Saratogian: Tough winter cuts into betting
>>> NYRA press release: Ratification of new chairman, update on 2015 Belmont Stakes Racing Festival among highlights of today's NYRA Board meeting


DERBY WATCH

>>> Derby trainers keeping eye on weather
>>> Haskin's Derby Dozen
>>> Ky Derby: Lukas assesses depth of Derby 141
>>> Lukas: Mr Z 'has affinity' for Churchill
>>> Mubtaahij the X Factor in Kentucky Derby
>>> Romans 'Keen' on chances for Ky Derby entry... Keen Ice on the bubble
>>> Ocho Ocho Ocho headed to the Derby
>>> Fresno Bee Derby Top Five - and other Derby notes
>>> War Story gets last work
>>> Why is American Pharoah spelled wrong?
>>> Kentucky Derby 2015: Why War Story is being compared to ... Sixers legend Allen Iverson?



WHOOPS!!!

VIDEO: Jockey accidentally moons the crowd during final seconds of race in Australia... Finishes 2nd

Jock moons crowd in Australia

>>> 'Cheeky' jock: "The elastic went during the race, but I had to keep going."
Winning jock: "What a great race to win. It meant I was the only one that didn't have to stare at Blake's arse up the straight."


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SANTA ANITA
Santa Anita Winter Meet/final: Handle, attendance up... Bejarano, Hollendorfer top standings

Santa Anita Winter Meet: Shared Belief named Horse of the Meet


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DOWN UNDER/ASIA
AUS: Cox Plate winner Adelaide retired to stud by Coolmore

>>> 9YO Red Cadeuax to make 51st career start in Sunday's G1 QE II in Hong Kong... Remarkable career began in April 2009 and has seen him perform with distinction in no fewer than eight countries
>>> Career record via Equibase


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GENERAL NEWS
2015 Hall of Fame inductees announced: Chris Antley, King Leatherbury, Lava Man and Xtra Heat

The Racing Biz: Score one - make that two - for Maryland racing


Latest NTRA poll: Shared Belief retains #1 spot despite weekend setback [pdf]

Haskin: Kiaran McLaughlin a hero to be proud of

Recently resigned NYRA board member Charles Wait disappointed NY state extended control of franchise, "The state can never operate in a way where business interests take precedent."

Non-voting NYRA board member John Hendrickson, "What prevents the state from controlling New York racing indefinitely?"

Jock Watch: Hospitalized Dennis Carr recovering from head injury suffered Sunday at Golden Gate

Q and A with Retired Racehorse Project's Steuart Pittman... Bring racing, riding worlds together for the good of the breed

The two elite broodmares who keep the flag flying for Italian racing

Second career: Mr Hot Stuff is back - talented hurdler wins weekend's Temple Gwathmey... 9YO, graded-stakes placed on the flat, off since Aug 2013

...Mr Hot Stuff's career stats via Equibase

Racing and pop culture: 'Mad Men'/racing fan remembers racing-oriented episode, 'My Old Kentucky Home,' in which character Roger Sterling hosts a Kentucky Derby party

Florida: Q-horse track Oxford Downs facing opposition from t-bred interests

Cronley: Ky Derby's post position draw "resembles a barroom game, roll the dice for the tab... with the number one still in play, [it's] the most exciting two seconds in sports."

Racing history: Regret's Derby at 100 - Filly made a case for equality

Wyoming: Racing revived in the state

Kentucky Derby fillies as broodmares

VIDEO: Local TV covers opening day at Sun Downs in

WinStar acquires interest in Upstart

Arlington meet set to start May 1

Hamelback named CEO of National HBPA

Derby Day fund-raiser to benefit PDJF

Vet says Lasix 'most abused drug' in racing

UPI's weekend stakes recaps

Latest NTRA poll: Shared Belief retains #1 spot despite weekend setback [pdf]

Santa Anita Winter Meet/final: Handle, attendance up... Bejarano, Hollendorfer top standings

Santa Anita Winter Meet: Shared Belief named Horse of the Meet

Haskin: Kiaran McLaughlin a hero to be proud of

Recently resigned NYRA board member Charles Wait disappointed NY state extended control of franchise, "The state can never operate in a way where business interests take precedent."

Non-voting NYRA board member John Hendrickson, "What prevents the state from controlling New York racing indefinitely?"

Jock Watch: Hospitalized Dennis Carr recovering from head injury suffered Sunday at Golden Gate

Q and A with Retired Racehorse Project's Steuart Pittman... Bring racing, riding worlds together for the good of the breed

The two elite broodmares who keep the flag flying for Italian racing

Second career: Mr Hot Stuff is back - talented hurdler wins weekend's Temple Gwathmey... 9YO, graded-stakes placed on the flat, off since Aug 2013

...Mr Hot Stuff's career stats via Equibase

Racing and pop culture: 'Mad Men'/racing fan remembers racing-oriented episode, 'My Old Kentucky Home,' in which character Roger Sterling hosts a Kentucky Derby party

Florida: Q-horse track Oxford Downs facing opposition from t-bred interests

Cronley: Ky Derby's post position draw "resembles a barroom game, roll the dice for the tab... with the number one still in play, [it's] the most exciting two seconds in sports."

Racing history: Regret's Derby at 100 - Filly made a case for equality

Wyoming: Racing revived in the state

Kentucky Derby fillies as broodmares

VIDEO: Local TV covers opening day at Sun Downs in

WinStar acquires interest in Upstart

Arlington meet set to start May 1

Hamelback named CEO of National HBPA

Derby Day fund-raiser to benefit PDJF

Vet says Lasix 'most abused drug' in racing

UPI's weekend stakes recaps

Shared Belief eased as Moreno wins $1.5mil CT Classic

Sat results: Baffert's Whiskey Ticket takes G3 $400K Illinios Derby in second career start

USA Today: Triple Crown - Could this be the year the drought ends?

Formidable rivals lying in wait for California Chrome at Royal Ascot

Gulfstream Rainbow 6 set for mandatory payout on Apr 25... Carryover pool currently over $1mil

AUDIO: NBC racing commentator Eddie Olczyk on Jim Rome's radio show labels California Chrome's Royal Ascot sojourn as 'ducking' Shared Belief [at 11:40, 4/14/15]

LA Times: Steve Cauthen remembers the last Triple Crown

Steve Cauthen affirms Derby crop

Small track, big race: Building the Charles Town Classic

Hovdey: Big stars have history of playing small towns

The world's #1 female harness racing driver is an Australian you've probably never heard of... Kerryn Manning shot to prominence by winning one of the biggest harness races in the world. That was nearly 20 years ago and she's still winning

9YO multi-millionaire Ben's Cat 2nd in seasonal debut

OOoooph! Zenyatta's offspring Cozmic One flops in debut

New Jersey breeders seek to alter incentive program

Pro-active stews: Brit trainer fined, jock suspended for a week, horse banned for 42 days after stewards deem that the racecourse had been used as a training ground after second-place finish

Crist: Politics hamstring Derby points system

Jicha: Tie Derby post positions to Derby point... Also, 'decoupling' of pari-mutuels from racinos and card rooms continues in Florida... And, respect for John Hendrickson's criticism of NY's extension of NYRA reorg board

Del Mar sets 2015 summer stakes

Collmus, Scheinman to receive Old Hilltop Award

Joe Clancy wins Woods Memorial Award - presented annually by the Maryland Jockey Club and Pimlico to the writer of the best Preakness story of the previous year

Plattner wins Dr Tony Ryan Book Award

Gambling like a girl: Sarah Crouse wins $10K in NYRA's live money contest.. Hit first-place on last race score

Slight changes to Northern California fall race dates

Jock David Flores seeks reinstatement to ride in California... Banned in Singapore for a year

California Horse racing board votes in new rules on cobalt

Sulky side: Ohio horsemen aren't hip to new rules for the whip

Breeding: Mr. Prospector continues to rule US classics

How France developed a golden generation of jockeys

Rainbow Heir wins NJ-bred HOTY

India: Excitement proceeds introduction of night racing

Plan calls for three racing dates at Suffolk Downs this summer

Prairie Meadows opens season Saturday

Emerald Downs: Meet kicks off with high hopes, higher purses

Spring racing back at Downs at Albuquerque

Jock Watch: 47YO Gerard Melancon quietly goes about business of winning

Churchill Downs Inc launching racing-oriented magazine

Churchill unveils new suites for Derby, Oaks owners

Maine lawmakers, harness horse racing officials say state needs comprehensive casino policy

Uncle Mo stands out among class of freshman sires for 2015

When it's time for a Baffert star to work, Garcia punches in

Libel suit against Guillot likely headed to mediation

Forbes: Does Jim Rome own the best racehorse in the world?

Mitchell: "It has been said good things come in threes. Maybe Baffert's third [Derby] favorite of the decade will be charmed."

Stories from Cot Campbell: Remembering Pipedreamer - "He was just a little working guy..."

UPI: weekend stakes preview

Saratoga: Oklahoma Training Track opens up for horses, horsemen

Spring at the Spa... Upstate New York awoke from its winter slumber


DERBY WATCH:
>>> No raceday meds for Mubtaahij
>>> ESPN's 3YO Power Rankings poll: American Pharoah takes top spot
>>> DRF: Who's hot, who's not for Apr 15
>>> VIDEO: Todd Pletcher on April 18 Derby workers
>>> Upstart sharp in Fri return to work tab
>>> International Star heads Derby works at CD
>>> Dortmund records bullet work at Santa Anita
>>> One Lucky Dane off Derby Trail after workout
>>> Firing Line drills in company at Santa Anita
>>> Mubtaahij making long journey to Kentucky Derby

AQUEDUCT
Joe King, longtime NYRA track superintendent, passes away at age 80

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EUROPE
AP McCoy: A look at the numbers behind the great jockey's career

AP McCoy: Ten moments and talking points which capture the essence of a sporting phenomenon

Grand National injury forces jock Condon to retire


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