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>>> Shadwell chief: Why trend for precocious speed threatens status of British racing
>>> White: Current Thoroughbred Top Ten
>>> AP's latest Derby Ten: Dortmund #1, Firing Line #10
>>> Beyer: The brilliant young Khozan may be too inexperienced for Kentucky Derby
>>> Powell: Reflections in Fountain of Youth
>>> DRF's latest 'Derby Watch' list: Dortmund, Upstart 1-2
>>> Baffert: Dortmund is 'figuring it out'
>>> Lamarra: Greyhound 'cessation' bill sends a warning
>>> Multiple graded stakes winner Miss Behaviour retired
>>> Jicha: TVG-HRTV merger offers opportunity to get it right... And, stewards;' decisions - all we want is consistency
>>> Eng: NYRA's 14-day safety rule had good intentions but was poorly conceived
>>> Veitch: NYRA searches for new board chairman... "One hopes that a priority of the new chairman will be a balanced view of the three tracks operated by NYRA."
>>> Ky: Racing commission member ethics bill passes
>>> "It's not about horse racing to me. It is about an agency that has gone rogue."... Texas: Legislators at odds with state's racing commission
>>> Nevada approves virtual horse racing: "This is another way that we can try to capture yes, a generation that doesn't really follow horse racing but follows sports betting."
>>> Md: Move to hi-def TV among improvements discussed at racing commission meeting
>>> Pennsylvania: Senate panel advances bill to update horse-racing laws... Bringing them 'into the 21st century.'/A>
>>> Churchill Downs says Kentucky Derby sales outpacing 2014
>>> Churchill weighs in on its racing operations
>>> Slots as savior replacement: Michigan casino to be built on former racetrack land
>>> Australian racing on the offense about racehorse retirement
>>> Horse abuse leads world body to drop UAE endurance races
>>> Racing history/New Zealand: Legendary 32YO New Zealand racehorse Bonecrusher is this year celebrating 30 years since winning the New Zealand Derby ... Superstar often did the near impossible to win 18 races and $2.54mil
>>> Gulfstream Park owner brings more restaurants to the village
>>> Joe Clancy recognized with the Touch of Class Award from the Maryland Department of Agriculture's Maryland Horse Industry Board
>>> Former trainer not surprised by ex-pat Parranda's big-money win in Singapore, "She's for real."
>>> Oregon scribe credit's HBO's 'Luck' with nurturing interest in horse racing... Article pushes attraction of Ky Derby
>>> Thurs results/Dubai: Local Time wins UAE Oaks
>>> Hovdey: Shared Belief in shades of black
>>> Inaugural ABR Equine Art Challenge: A juried online art competition
>>> Breeders' Cup releases ticketing information for 2015 World Championships at Keeneland
>>> Oz: Golden Slipper Carnival coverage - Feb 28 - Apr 18

>>> Plonk: Countdown to the Crown for Feb 27 [pdf]


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>>> DeSantis: Kentucky Derby Future Pool 3 analysis
>>> Frank: How to wager Pool 3
>>> American Pharoah, Dortmund Kentucky Derby Future Wager favorites ... Take Charge Brandi tops Oaks wager

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GENERAL NEWS
Emerald Downs stakes will total $1.62mil

Former jockey Jerry Lambert, rider of Native Diver, dies at 74

West: Will the sport of kings learn any lessons from Saturday at Gulfstream?... More transparency needed. Stewards should explain their rulings and their decisions

Cronley: "Horse race stewards are more protected than the bettors who keep the tracks open, which isn't fair."

Pricci: "But, even if stewards are incompetent, there is no excuse ... the process, no matter how many times head-on and pan replays are shown, is still not transparent."

Rees: Another look at Fountain of Youth

Roedemeier, Fountain of Youth - "It was disappointing. It was perplexing. But it was mostly... SLOW!"

Sun results: Far Right scores in G3 $300K Southwest

Privman: Road to the Derby analysis - Southwest Stakes

Derby Trail: Florida Derby next after Khozan crushes allowance foes

Sulky side: Harness racing's best honored at Dan Patch Awards... JK She'salady, becomes first 2YO female pacer in harness racing history to be named HOTY by the US Harness Writers Assoc

Timeform blog: Betting on longshots - what you see is not all there is

CHRB rule would void claim if horse bleeds

Jail time: Trainer David Wells sent to prison in Penn National racehorse doping case

NJ: Oceanport urges revenue sharing for Monmouth Park, state casinos

Md: Tim Ritvo Q&A -- three keys to state's racing success

Fog may be lifting in Virginia racing dispute

Watchmaker Watch: Weekly divisional ratings

Haskin's Derby Dozen: Upstart #4, "I lowered him a couple of slots only because..."

Va: Both chambers approve horse racing bill

BBC: Singapore's bid to create a global horse race

Irish comment: Making the rich richer is not the answer to racing's ills

Saratoga racing coverage wins sportswriter Tim Wilkin recognition in the annual Associated Press Sports Editors contest

US racing: From the 'sport of kings' to the 'sport of partnerships'?

Turfway Park increases purses

Illinois: Slots at Fairmount? State lawmaker will try again for gaming expansion

Breeding: Do the best racehorses make the best sires?

NYRA's 15-day entry rule rescinded

Mike Luzzi named winner of Woolf Award resented by Santa Anita to a rider who has conducted himself in exemplary manner both on and off the track

NY: Jock Junior Alvarado enjoys seven-win, two-stakes weekend

Book Excerpt: The Prince Of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy by Pellom McDaniels III

HuffPost tabs 'Seabiscuit' as horse-racing entrant among list of sports movies: "Seabiscuit is perhaps the greatest underdog story this world has ever seen (certainly the best I have ever seen)."

Brit woman rescues horse from slaughterhouse -- wins first race back

Trainer Gene DeRoin passes away at age 72... Made his mark on race tracks around Nebraska

Whoops! Jump jock in UK gets 14-day ban for gentle ride to finish line, "I thought there was another circuit to go... What an idiot I've been."

AUS: Lawyer for trainer Darren Smith has argued the absence of a cobalt threshold at the time stewards found high levels of the substance in his horses means his client has no case to answer

Bergman: Are weather cancellations justified?

Ky: Pending racing legislation you haven't heard (enough) about

Breeding: Examining the mares behind Tapit's record-breaking year

Australian Racing Board is considering a major review of the number of times a jockey is allowed to strike a horse with his/her whip during a race

Woodbine schedules 102 Stakes for 2015 meet

Bullet work at Golden Gate for Shared Belief on Tues

HA! Larry Collmus grabs a laugh with a tweet

A Trakus closer look at Main Sequence's Mac Diarmida win

Seabiscuit anniversary celebration planned... Mar 7 at SA

Starlight names Paquette new communications director

Monmouth plans to offer fantasy sports game

NY report on Asmussen probe still incomplete

Handle-wise, Gulfstream had one of its best days on Sat

>>> "I compare normal feed to McDonald's, and this is more Whole Foods." ... Trainer Phil Schoenthal seeing benefits from producing his own feed
>>> VIDEO: Closer look at Schoenthal's growing process

British Horseracing Authority issues new anti-doping rules

Group of North American thoroughbred stakeholders Iissues statement on BHA's new anti-doping rules


Courier-Journal Ky Derby Media Poll: Weekend action see Itsaknockout at #7, International Star #9

Ky Derby points leaderboard

San Diego Union-Trib inaugural 2015 Derby Watch: Dortmund #1

Betfair jumping for joy after $UK47mil acquisition of HRTV network

>>> WOW! Handicapper played $9.60 ticket to win $363,424 in Golden Pick 6 at Golden Gate on Fri

Oaklawn purses get a second boost

TVG deal could lead to coordinated post times

America's forgotten black horsemen: Finding new audiences

Hovdey: "Three and a half months after Bayern's number was left up in the Classic following an agonizing stewards' inquiry ... the California Horse Racing Board spent the better part of an hour Wednesday publicly debating the need for a change in the rules of racing that would ... well, that's not exactly clear."

Beyer: Chad Brown's patient approach both an asset, hindrance

LaMarra/Bloodhorse: Is growing this business really a priority?

Md: Tim Ritvo - Man in a methodical hurry... Exploring the Stronach Group s vision, goals and strategy with horse racing and the Maryland Jockey Club

Va: Pair of bills could breathe new life into Colonial Downs

Eleven lady jockeys will get to test their riding skills on the frozen lake in St Moritz in Switzerland Sunday when they compete in Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship

West: Eclipse Award changes... "This is wise and good and, most of all, auspicious..."

Frankie Dettori set for Toast Of New York in Dubai World Cup

Cinema: 'Seabiscuit' among sports movies that haven't fared well in Academy Awards' Best Picture race

Laminitis treatment advancements from an unlikely source - a zebra

Nebraska: Fonner Park provides strong economic benefits to Grand Island area

Four appointed to Maryland Racing Commission

Blind police horse finds new purpose at riding center

Jock Watch: Oft-injured Sheldon Russell nears riding milestone

Jocks Q&A: SoCal regulars Smith and Talamo...Q: Name five things you cannot live without... A: SMITH: My lord and savior, a good woman, a good glass of wine, a really fast horse, and a little money doesn't hurt. Not necessarily in that order!

3YO Filly Watch: Take Charge Brandi works at OP on Sat morn

NY: Legislators petition state to up Vernon Downs' cut of video lottery profits

S Africa: Legendary Horse Chestnut dies aged 19

Study: Genetic differences in racing, cutting quarter horses

Older Male and Older Female Eclipse Awards categories renamed Older Dirt Male and Older Dirt Female

Former jockey Rosie Napravnik enjoying retirement, life as expectant mother

Hayward: "Horse racing industry [still] suffering from widespread cheating"

Va: Legislation aims to restore racing to Colonial Downs

Horsemen close to reopening Suffolk Downs

Jock Watch: Kieren Fallon happy with move to SoCal, "The sun is shining on you here, you know. That's the difference."

Hovdey: Main Sequence gets back in the picture

Officials discuss TVG purchase of HRTV

Eng: TVG/HRTV merger good for racing fans

Florida Senate approves bill for uniform drug rules

California board moves closer to third-party Lasix administration

Canada begins testing for high cobalt levels

Who is the most valuable racehorse in Australia? Closer look...

Pimlico unveils $4.2mil stakes schedule

Ky: $10mil in incentives awarded to state's thoroughbred breeders

Arizona: Upgrades at Rillito Park drawing fans

Crist: Fountain of Youth's past has classic look

Haskin's Derby Dozen: American Pharoah #1

White: Latest Derby Twenty... Keeping Texas Red at #1 despite ding, "I was not as pessimistic about Texas Red's situation after I read what Desormeaux had to say to Ed Golden in last Friday's Santa Anita stable notes."

Plonk: "Forget about the points talk. Texas Red with no preps has no chance in Louisville. And I'm his biggest fan."

DRF's Derby Watch: Dortmund, Upstart 1-2

Kentucky Derby: Who's hot, who's not for Feb. 18

Trainer Watch: Kiaran McLaughlin on Derby Trail with four contenders

Davidowitz: "Through most of Pletcher's remarkable career, he has won far too many major [Derby] prep races only to reach Churchill Downs with his best horses on a downward cycle."

Trainer Watch: Larry Jones shrugs off near-tragedy to resume winning ways

International Jock Watch: Andrea Atzeni - How a Sardinian farmer's son became one of the world's hottest jockeys

Mitchell/Bloodhorse: An election mulligan - The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Assoc must hold another election

Leading trainers continue support for TAA

California betting increases for January, board reports

Portland Meadows 2014-15 meet sees average daily handle increases

Mahoning Valley overnight purses get 5 percent boost

Fonner launches 62nd season with eight-race card Friday

Small purses offered at 31-date Hawthorne meet opening Fri

Arapahoe Park to give bonuses for large fields

Magna 5 wager to return with a few tweaks

Sulky side: USTA Broadcast Committee met to consider future television and other broadcast options for the harness racing industry

Sulky side: Tim Tetrick ready for World Driving Championship

Track announcer Dan Jukich is in his 25th year of calling the races at Hastings Racecourse, "After calling three races, I told my father that I didn't feel comfortable and didn't want to do it any more. But as dads will do, he told me to persevere."

Near-tragedy at Charles Town yields 'good start' for safety

Cobalt: Eroding the integrity of racing in Australia

Pimlico to host 'Ultimate Girls Day Out' on Fri May 15

Greyhound rescuer teams with Baptists, Humane Society to fight dog racing in Alabama

Florida offers ... SHARK RACING!!! Yeah. Sharks. Racing.

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