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>>> Hayward: A racetrack model to improve racing - right here in the US
>>> AP: California Chrome ready to shine in world's richest race
>>> 'Tourism up 30 per cent thanks to Dubai World Cup'... Frank Gabriel Jr says world's richest race has encouraged huge growth in interest in host city
>>> Jockey Richard Mullen proves that success comes to those who wait for it at Dubai World Cup
>>> Punters across the globe converge to bet on the Dubai World Cup - with mixed results
>>> Del Mar's new dirt has arrived... Red, rich El Segundo sand will give Del Mar a new look and new racing surface in 2015
>>> Jicha: Dubai Sky and Firing Line head to Derby with questionalble points credentials... Also, why the dissent towards Ky's no-Lasix races?
>>> West: With a little luck, this year's Triple Crown chase could be historic
>>> 3YO Watch: Preakness probable target for Divining Rod
>>> Derby Trail: Will Ami's Flatter run in the Kentucky Derby? - or is Queen's Plate on the agenda?
>>> Top Ky Derby hopeful Carpe Dien targeting Blue Grass
>>> Jock Watch: Joe Talamo hopes return to Big Easy is a winner... At Fair Grounds for La Derby mount on War Story
>>> White: First 2015 Derby Strikes
>>> New York breeders continue to up the ante with 2015 foals from top-flight first crop sires
>>> $46mil Delaware casino aid package stalls
>>> Idaho House kills 'Instant Horse Racing' gambling, bill heads to governor
>>> Idaho: Legislators debate Instant Racing machines... "This bill is not about the survival of horse racing as an industry. This bill is about the survival of instant horse racing."
>>> NJ: Assembly approves bill to protect horse racing simulcasts in Atlantic City
>>> RMTC approves cobalt threshold
>>> Timothy Snyder, owner of Lisa's Booby Trap, dies
>>> Canada: Weather makes racetrack prep a challenge at Hastings
>>> Ky: Tent caterpillars hatching - high numbers could pose danger to mares
>>> Laurel Park begins final week of winter meet
>>> Celebrating Secretariat's birthday - at The (historic) Meadow
>>> Photo: Jockey Maragh provides a selfie next to his Dubai hotel rooftop swimming pool


>>> Free PPs: G1 $1mil Florida Derby/GP [pdf]
>>> Free PPs: G2 $750K La Derby/FG [pdf]
>>> War Story looks for better break in Derby prep
>>> VIDEO: Pletcher comments on his two FL Derby entrants
>>> 'Unbeaten' Itsaknockout still has his doubters
>>> War Story may give trainer Tom Amoss his best shot at winning La Derby yet
>>> My Point Exactly takes an unusual path to the Florida Derby
>>> Daley: Upstart sitting on 'ready' for Florida Derby




>>> TV ALERT: Sat 12:30pm EDT... The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 - Dubai World Cup coverage

>>> Derby Pool 4 field and ML odds [pdf]
>>> American Pharoah, Dortmund top Derby Futures Pool 4



DUBAI:

>>> Official Dubai Racing Club website
>>> Free PPs: Dubai World Cup card [US-style PPs - pdf]
>>> Cummings: Analysis and selections - Dubai World Cup card
>>> Racing UK's ultimate guide to the 2015 Dubai World Cup
>>> US-based My Johnny Be Good a longshot UAE Derby threat
>>> On surface, U.S. trio look best in Golden Shaheen
>>> Advantage California Chrome as US prospects look promising for Dubai World Cup night
>>> Main Sequence's 'antsy' behaviour keeps Motion on his toes as Dubai spectacular looms
>>> Chrome at the World Cup: Art Sherman is relishing the challenge - and charming Dubai
>>> Main Sequence aims to quiet skeptics
>>> Rajiv Maragh looking for a global flourish... Jockey looks at Main Sequence to propel him on to the big stage
>>> Chrome will run the best race of his life - Espinoza
>>> UAE Derby: Get to know Godolphin's Ky Derby prospect Maftool
>>> Bin Suroor confident African Story can run a 'huge race'
>>> Dubai World Cup trackwork notes Thurs
>>> Bin Suroor aiming to make Cup history
>>> Does the road to KY Derby success run through the UAE? De Kock hopes so
>>> Victor Espinoza is at Dubai World Cup for one reason and that is to ride California Chrome to victory
>>> Lea hoping to follow in Cigar's footsteps in feature race
>>> Godolphin expecting another banner night at Meydan Racecourse for Dubai World Cup



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Timeform recap: Rosehill - Mar 21

Jock Watch/Hong Kong: Riding sensation Joao Moreira approaching 100 wins in record time

Gai Waterhouse's knack for getting thoroughbreds to peak is on par with her famous father


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GENERAL NEWS
With stability in S Florida, Stronach Group seeks momentum in Maryland

Latest NTRA t-bred and 3YO polls

Haskin's latest Derby Dozen

Watchmaker Watch: Weekly divisional ratings

AP's latest Derby Ten: Firing Line at #4

DRF: Training legend Allen Jerkens gets proper send-off at Tues morning memorial in Florida

Bloodhorse: Jerkens remembered at Gulfstream Park service

Veitch: Allen Jerkens - He was in a class by himself

Trainer Chuck Simon remembers his time working for Allen Jerkens, "A day does not go by where I don't think of something he taught me and something he said. He treated me like family..."

Davidowitz remembers Jerkens... Also, Derby prep thoughts

Scott: "Think how much more compelling the run-up to the Derby would be, though, if the seven highest-ranked 3-year-olds weren't running in seven different final preps."

Dubai Sky among 9 late nominees to Triple Crown

Ehalt: Upstart hopes to make it 'official' this time

War Story looks to turn tables in La Derby

VIDEO: Art Sherman - in Dubai - says California Chrome is ready

Virginia: The passage of racing legislation leads to the next question: How does racing in Virginia get rebuilt?

Talks to bring casino to Woodbine back on at Toronto City Hall... Mayor's Executive Committee to debate issue at Mar 25 meeting

Kentucky approves Lasix-free races

Horses in eleven G1 races at NYRA tracks to face enhanced security

Idaho: Les Bois Park threatens closure if Instant Racing ban passes

Illinois: Legislation introduced to allow Instant Racing machines at racetracks

Horse racing season begins at Fairmount Park with new push for slots at tracks

Shared Belief, California Chrome, Bayern among the Charles Town Classic noms

Mine That Bird among noms for Canadian Hall of Fame

Fast Company [magazine "about the most progressive business leaders"] profiles Saratoga Springs marketing company owner - and his hobby: Owning a racehorse is not just an expensive hobby (although, it's also that)

Florida: Racetrack operators come together to push their casino-side agenda, "Right now, we are handcuffe. We feel we are in a race but started 40 yards behind."

Euro Jock Watch: Kieren Fallon - I come from nothing so everything I ever got was a bonus... Six-time champion jockey is struggling for rides right now and is keen to post a few reminders in the Dubai World Cup on Sat

Down Under: The boom, and the bust, of returning MelCup winners

Calif: Racetracks want to be part of online poker

New York to study use of race-day furosemide [Lasix]

3YO Watch: With Unrivaled, trainer Marya Montoya following footsteps

Australia: Gai Waterhouse has no plans at this stage to send her unbeaten champion 2YO Vancouver to Royal Ascot in June

UK: Female jump jockey Lizzie Kelly insists gender discrimination is rife in horse racing

Twitter accounts to follow for the Florida Derby

CNN: Qatar gallops towards goal of hosting world-class horse race

Sun results: Firing Line rolls in G3 $800K Sunland Derby

Privman: Road to the Derby analysis - Sunland Derby

John McGary named announcer for NoCal fair circuit

UPI's US/international weekend racing recap

Female syndicate - Fast Women LLC - gets first win

>>> Are we beating our horses to the finish line?... VIDEO: Australian TV program examines use of the whip in horse racing... Race horses are bred to race, but does the whip really make them run faster, or is it just an unnecessary tool that inflicts pain?

Mufajaah, winner of two stakes this year, retired

End of thoroughbred races at Los Al?... Owner Doc Allred weighing options that include no racing at all after 2-year deal for Los Alamitos

Santa Anita, Los Alamitos at odds over Sept weekend

Louisville Courier-Journal's original national Kentucky Derby poll ... Dubai Sky at #16

San Diego Union-Trib Derby Ten: American Pharoah, Dortmund 1-2

DRF: Kentucky Derby who's hot, who's not for Mar 18

Privman: Road to the Derby analysis - Spiral Stakes

King: American Pharoah - "the signals are mixed"

Haskin: Hail to The Chief

Watchmaker: Jerkens deserves Grade 1 race named for him

Photo gallery: Remembering The Chief

Northeat/New England: How many casinos are too many?

California tracks show slight handle gain in 2015

Immigration policies could negatively affect Woodbine meet

$7 million in Laurel Park improvements underway

Jumps: Large crowd attends Saturday's Aiken Spring Steeplechase

Horse racing clearly a 'niche' sport in latest Harris Poll of favorite sports

They're squeaky clean over there... Hong Kong: trainer fined, horse DQ's after post-race positive

Australia becomes a focus for Godolphin

Laurel Park to guarantee $100K P5 pool

RCI group expects to approve cobalt-threshold rule

Australian horses excluded from cobalt tests

9YO Ben's Cat fires bullet in prep for seasonal debut

Canada: First post time for Century Downs, Calgary's first horse-racing venue in nearly seven years, set for next month

Old Friends: Horse racing superstars find forever home

Three Tampa jockeys hospitalized after Saturday spill

Jock Watch/Big Timers version: It's the new era for the travelling jockey, and perhaps it is time for more of a focus on the riders attracted to the big international meetings

Crist: Ogygian was short on races but not talent

Photo gallery: The best facial expressions from the world of horse racing, collected from around the globe

MOB RULES!!! South Korean race fans riot - disrupt race card - after horse DQ'd for underweight jockey... Authorities restore order by paying off on DQ'd horse!!!

Plonk: Countdown to the Crown - Mar 20 [pdf]

AUDIO: Remembering Allen Jerkens - from Thur's At the Races with Steve Byk... Over a dozen guests share their thoughts and memories of The Chief

Sat results: Jimmy Jerkens' with emotional win in G2 $200K Inside Information at GP with Classic Point - horse previously trained by his recently deceased father Allen

Sat results: Dubai Sky best in G3 $550K Spiral at Turfway

It's a tie! ESPN's latest Derby Power Rankings: Dortmund, American Pharaoh share top spot

Finley: How is American Pharoah not #1? -- "...right now he's clearly the best 3-year-old, whether voters realize it or not."

White: Baffert's one-two Derby punch

Nadeau: "Right now [American Pharoah is] the best 3-year-old in the country, but what that means come the first Saturday in May is another story."

Dubai World Cup: Sheikh Hamdan not keen on California Chrome, "It's true that we are back to dirt races, but... The underfoot here is stiffer and the American horses are not accustomed to it."

How to win on the new dirt surface at Meydan? Doug Watson has answers

Churchill Downs Inc granted new 5-year license to run slots at Fair Grounds

Mahoning Valley jockey, race horse compete after retirement, "Favorite Flashback is an awesome horse, very smart and very classy... I wanted to give him a future after horse racing."

Closer look at why 2YO racing has done so well in Australia

Tapeta to replace Polytrack at Woodbine

Record sales, broad participation confirm OBS March a leader of its genre

Ha! PHOTO: Thistledown's starting gate featured in Cleveland's St Pat's Day parade!

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Newmarket changes course layout for Guineas Festival


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