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>>> US handle up in January
>>> Finley: Filly for ages - Songbird belongs in Derby
>>> Crist: For now, time is on Songbird's side
>>> Team Valor buys half-sister to Songbird
>>> California Chrome slips easily into that starring role back at Meydan
>>> The superstar colts boosting America's stallion ranks
>>> Weather to affect Triple Crown?: El Nino might challenge SoCal preparations
>>> NYRA apprentice jockey program continues focus on safer, more enjoyable racing
>>> Decoupling surfaces in Florida legislature
>>> New motion filed in Illinois HBPA suit
>>> Texas: Will state officials 'knuckle under pressure,' give up effort to save Texas horse tracks?
>>> Texas: Restraining order keeps Texas Commission from controversial vote
>>> NY legislation would halt OTB casino plans
>>> Ex-Penn National official deserves federal prison in race-rigging case, prosecutor says
>>> Don't jail ex-Penn National Race Course official for race-rigging plot, lawyer pleads
>>> Medication guidelines bring call for research
>>> Is regulation itself thwarting uniformity?
>>> Oz: Racing industry stunned by positive swabs to the drug ibuprofen
>>> Oz: Former prominent owner Nathan Tinkler declared bankrupt... Was once the talk of the industry as he poured more than $500mil into his racing and breeding business
>>> International: Horse racing is 'leading the way in drugs battle'
>>> NYRA to match contributions in support of the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance
>>> Former NFL QB Billy Kilmer visits Santa Anita on Super Bowl Sunday
>>> Singer Robin Thicke enjoyed at day at Santa Anita on Saturday
>>> Trainer Watch: NY's Robert Barbara - from jock to outrider to trainer
>>> Minnesota offers breeding, sale incentives
>>> Meet the rare white foal at Rockridge Stud
>>> UAE under pressure as host of Endurance Horse-racing Championship over horse abuse scandal
>>> What we know about cobalt - and, worryingly, what we don't
>>> Children of Secretariat: the flying filly responsible for Storm Cat - Terlingua
>>> Bookmakers are a bad bet for the future of British racing
>>> Euro trainer floats idea of an international series in jump racing to secure the future of the sport by broadening its international appeal.
>>> Racing Post looks at 'flipping': Jock, "It can't be healthy. Personally, though, I don't think it's a major health risk to me."
>>> Ooph! Aussie harness trainer convicted of fraud over a horse that never existed... Accepted thousands in fees for care and training of non-existent horse/A>
>>> Irish authorities will give lifetime ban to horses that have been administered prohibited substances
>>> Hovdey: Football, horse racing have pedigrees in common
>>> Haskin: Gift horse on the Derby Trail
>>> Former Ky gov Beshear: Challenges remain for horse industry
>>> East vs West in second Derby Future Wager... Opens Fri Feb 12
>>> White: Equine perfection - remembering the undefeateds
>>> Down the shedrow with H Graham Motion
>>> Davidowitz: Mor Spirit points towards Kentucky Derby
>>> Rosenblatt/AP: Derby Ten... Nyquist #1
>>> Easy win for Frosted in first Meydan start
>>> Sat results: Mshawish victorious in G1 $500K Donn Hcp at GP
>>> Sat results: Recap of Saturday's Gulfstream stakes
>>> UPI: Weekend stakes recaps

VIDEO: Local TV news profiles hometown winner of NHC - Psul Matties


VIDEO: The horses are running in Saratoga - even in February

Loose horse on Saratoga city streets, 2/9/16

Driver captures video of horse running on Saratoga street on Tuesday


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SANTA ANITA
Sun results: Kobe's Back finds just enough in G2 $200K Palos Verdes

Sat result: Mor Spirit best in G3 $150K Bob Lewis

Sat results: Songbird easily in G2 $300K Las Virgenes

Sat results: Hoppertunity edges Imperative in G2 $500K San Antonio

sat results: Flamboyant takes G2 $200K San Marcos


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DOWN UNDER/ASIA
Sat preview: Closer look - G1 CF Orr at Caulfield

Sat preview: Tarzino to start Australian Derby campaign in G2 Autumn Stakes at Caulfield

Oz: Early look at Japanese invaders for The Championships


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GENERAL NEWS
Baffert eyes Ascot as he falls in love with England

Kiaran McLaughlin: the day I realized horses don't need to run on medication

International Federation of Horseracing Authorities chair lauds racing integrity compared to other sports, "I think our image is changing thanks to the problems other sports are facing."

Racing Post: Aerovelocity will finish 2016 as one of the best sprinters in the world

Belmont spring, Saratoga stakes schedules announced

White: My national Top 10... and, first Derby Ten of 2016

Plonk: Three of top four NHC finalists were Night School guest instructors during the 2015 season 5 of the national online fan education program

Zayat, Baffert top 368 early Triple Crown noms

Haskin: A Derby road less traveled... Changes to Derby Trail "has altered the entire concept of Derby preps, and not for the better."

Champions Nyquist, Songbird top Jockey Club's 2015 Experimental Free Handicap

Asian Racing Conference: Recap of last week's event and panels

Focus on marketing at Asian Racing Conference

Wagering issues focus of Asian Conference

LA Times: California can't afford to let its horses get away

Florida comment: Legislators, don't vote to kill horse racing

Horse racing no more as $50mil Pinnacle Race Course gets demolished

Turf Paradise enacts virus quarantine

Oaklawn bans horses from New Mexico, Arizona

Illinois: OTB sites close after tracks go bankrupt

Woodbine plans cuts to Ontario Sires Bonuses

Idaho: Forget gambling devices, revive state's horse racing heritage

Texas: Horse racing tracks bracing for more uncertainty

Horse racing clears Georgia Senate committee

Florida: Judge issues split decision in horse track regulatory fight

Emerald Downs improves experience with large infield screen

Horse racing to continue at Rillito

NY: Belmont Park video gaming parlor plan opposed, supported in rallies

Veitch: Moves could hurt New York racing... With what has been happening lately, it's hard to be bullish on the future of New York racing

Day of Champions: Ocala's one day of thoroughbred horse racing

Bluegrass Sports Awards: A nod to horse racing and history

Jock Watch: Stew Elliott comebacking at Santa Anita

Crist, Wagner to join NHC Hall of Fame

California Chrome works 'like a beast' in Dubai

California Chrome to run Feb 25 in Dubai

Excitement builds as breeders snap up shares in California Chrome

Nick Luck: the unfair burden of expectation on California Chrome

Eclipse champ La Verdad retired

Powell: Dubai Carnival races competitive and interesting but TV graphics package needs improvement

Foal crops on the rise

NY Times: As family helped build betting system, it witnessed horse racing history

International results: Filly Smart Call beats the boys to take the J&B Met in S Africa

Industry veteran Marc Guilfoil named executive director of the Ky Horse Racing Commission

The 'New Laurel' to bid for Breeders' Cup

Genaro: The institutional sexism that plagues racing at every level

Finley: Time to show Frank Stronach some love... "I have come to appreciate him and consider him to be a great asset to the sport."

Jock Watch: Victor Espinoza ponders break, or retirement, soon

Illinois group restates opposition to rule changes... 'threaten to crush' horse racing and breeding in the state.

Idaho horsemen say instant racing fight not over

Georgia: State's racing enthusiasts back new track

Irish racing registers fall in crowds and horses in 2015

Hong Kong scribe envision "a more substantial global racing awards," and, uh, "ideally, it would be held at a time when the world's racing folk are in the one place - and potentially, that could be the night of the Hong Kong International Races."

Sunland Park suspends racing in wake of virus

Powell: Borell's Eclipse Award snub ... Plus, a hidden gem in the turf jockey ranks

Hill: Broadening understanding of Pharoah's impact at Longines Awards

Ward out as executive director of Kentucky Horse Racing Commission

3YO Watch: Nyquist works two turns at Santa Anita on Sunday

3YO Watch: Fountain of Youth next stop for exciting Zulu

Laurel quick to recover from heavy snow

The Pizza Man returns to the worktab

Owner/breeder - and former NFL'er - Jake Delhomme declares, "I love the horse racing business."

Gai Waterhouse: A magic time of year Down Under... The most interesting thing about the first yearling sale of the year, Magic Millions, was the massive influx of American buyers

Janet Rome chats racing, Shared Belief, Longines Awards

Veitch: Five 2015 Eclipse winners raced at Saratoga

Santa Anita-based connection garner nine Eclipse award trophies

Jock Watch/international: Silvestre de Sousa extends stay in Hong Kong - and then his winning reputation

Champion Storm Flag Flying dies at 16

'Irreplaceable' champion horse Gulch dies at 32

AUS: Cobalt verdict - trainer Danny O'Brien banned for four years, Mark Kavanagh three years

International: Watch out for the fastest rising racing nation on Earth - South Korea!

Oz: How the American Thoroughbred's influence keeps growing Down Under

Baffert: 'Pharoah' showed beauty of racing

Photo gallery: Snow day at the stallion farm

Maryland Racing Commission names medication policy committee

W Va: Racing Commission to evaluate Charles Town racing surface

Jock Watch: Xavier Perez, Nik Juarez suspended in Md

Md: Stewards lift jockey Nik Juarez suspension but Stronach Group has not

International: Winning horse of 2015 Velka Pardubicka tests positive, likely DQ awaits

AP: Baffert focused on 2016 Derby

Eclipse Awards Diaries: A night to remember

Davidowitz: Rooting for Jonathon Kinchen at the NHC... Has been making a name for himself on three interlocking fronts...

Very Un Stable enjoys New York success

Hmm, former Olympic cyclist continues pursuit of jump jock ambitions with sights set on Cheltenham... She is looking to go from complete novice to riding at jump racing's showpiece fixture in the space of a year

American Pharoah: Horse racing's 'sweetheart' turns super stud

Md: Meeting on controversial racing simulcast at Timonium fairgrounds postponed

Canada: Sovereign Award finalists announced

PETA submits complaint about Asmussen's vet

Laurel cancel Sat/Sun sue to impending weather

Jockeys in concussion study... Five former Brit champ jumps jocks enrolled in a ground-breaking research project examining the long-term impact of concussion

>>> American Pharoah named 2015 World's Best Racehorse, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe wins 2015 World's Best Horse Race by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities
>>> World's Best Racehorse Rankings Summary
>>> List: Top 100 G1 races of 2015 as determined by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities [pdf]

>>> Pharoah's world title: what the ratings say about the rest of the Americans


American Pharoah's Belmont victory voted NTRA Moment of Year

NY Times: With Triple Crown winner at last, sport aims to ride the momentum

Baffert 'hungrier' after Triple Crown success

"Our goal is to reinvent horse racing..."... Georgia Horse Racing Coalition unveils racetrack design

Finger Lakes: The racetrack with its future balanced on a knife edge

Hopes dim for chances of racing at Rockingham

WOW! 40-cent Rainbow 6 ticket scores for $76K at Gulfstream on Wed!!!

LA Times: Michael Wrona hopes Santa Anita is his final port of call

Portland Meadows' new wager - The National Racing Club Sweepstakes... "Way, way, way outside-of-the-box thinking"

Latest TDN Derby Dozen

Plonk: Latest edition of 'Countdown to the Crown' [pdf]

Toronto Sun: Trainer Casse has several Derby hopefuls

Japanese colt aims for UAE and Ky Derby

New Jersey breeders hoping new gaming options provide boost

Nadeau: "One single $12 million race isn't going to do a thing for racing. I'm sorry, it's not."

Husband-wife jock rivalry: Kent Desormeaux finishes ahead of wife in her first career ride

Jock Watch: Q&A with 21YO jock Jevian Toledo

Speed is certainly king in the new sire ranks for 2016

Analysis: Rule-breakers winning/placing costs other horsemen

ESPN's Kenny Mayne to call a race at Santa Anita on Sunday

VIDEO: Jim Rome's keynote on passion for racing delivered at this week's Thoroughbred Owners Conference

Radio silence: 'Trackside', the radio program featuring Sam Huff and Carol Holden, ended its 28-year run Dec 26

History: Looking back at the inaugural Eclipse Awards

Cheltenham Racecourse create spoof version of John Lewis Christmas advert ahead of this year's festival

Sat results: Sunshine Millions stakes results/Gulfstream

Sat results: Fair Grounds stakes - including Lecomte and Silverbulletday

Sat results: Frank Conversation rallies to take $100K Cal Derby at GG

>>> HOTY: American Pharoah... Triple Crown winner takes title with unanimous vote
>>> Eclipse Award winners list - with vote totals

West: American Pharoah - he restored greatness to horse racing. That, more than anything, is his legacy

AQUEDUCT
Sun results: Storied Lady prevails in $100K Biogio's Rose

Sat results: Governor Malibu rules in $100K Gander

Fri 2/5: Racing cancelled due to weather


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Irish jockey Darren Egan receives 12-year suspension following corruption charges

Big fall in careless riding inquiries in Ireland


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