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>>> The stats that prove Frankel's super start as a sire is no one-off
>>> The stallions that are helping New York breeders compete with Kentucky
>>> 3YO Filly Watch: Paradise Woods a behind-the-scenes star from Day One
>>> Tiznow colt sells for $2.45mil during bustling OBS sale session
>>> NTRA adds three to board of directors
>>> VIDEO: The sights and sounds of a morning with Team Casse
>>> Jock Watch: Five nominated for Venezia Award
>>> UPI weekend stakes previews
>>> Goldikova, Javier Castellano, Victor Espinoza, Garrett Gomez elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
>>> Latest NTRA polls: Classic Empire remains atop 3YO poll... Arrogate retains 1st place and unanimous choice, NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll
>>> How would US racing work in a brave new drug-restricted world?
>>> NY Commission tweaks seven drug thresholds
>>> Toronto Sun: Woodbine Entertainment said all the right things in its latest development announcement
>>> Record purses, increased handle at Oaklawn Park
>>> Prairie Meadows opens with focus on boosting field size
>>> Five horsemen agree to purchase Ruidoso Downs
>>> NYRA set to launch long-distance turf bonus program
>>> Aqueduct meet leaders/final: Irad Ortiz, Rodriguez/Rice, 4-way tie for top owner
>>> Santa Anita cancels Thursday's racing card due to lack of entries
>>> Jock Watch: Rajiv Maragh returns from serious injury and lands Ky Derby contender Irish War Cry
>>> Jock Watch: Broken ankle to keep jockey Robby Albarado out of Ky Derby
>>> Jock Watch: Javier Castellano still eyeing elusive Derby
>>> Four groundbreaking racing innovations, and the amazing stories behind them
>>> Teams announced for Shergar Cup jockeys competition in August... No US jockeys named to compete
>>> In their footsteps: Joseph Migliore... Jock's son, "I think, from a pretty early age, I just fell in love with racing."
>>> Children of Secretariat: the failed racehorse who was a star at a different activity - and was 34 yesterday
>>> Shipping is a complicated process - but winning can make it worthwhile
>>> Sat results: Imperative rallies late to win G2 $1.25mil Charles Town Classic
>>> Jock Watch: AQU spill sidelines Junior Alvarado
>>> Julie Krone joins Humane Society's Horse Racing Council
>>> TV: Mike Tirico to succeed Tom Hammond as host of NBc's Kentucky Derby telecast
>>> Kentucky Downs to transfer $1.65 million in purses to Ellis


>>> VIDEO/CBS' '60 Minutes': Charlie Rose goes to horse country to report on the centuries-old tradition of 'timber racing,' an exhilarating and dangerous sport characterized by steep jumps

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>>> Will Classic Empire prove to be Mark Casse's work of genius?
>>> The Kentucky Derby colt who came into being thanks to a lucky throw of a dart
>>> Oxley's rebuilt team back in Kentucky Derby with Classic Empire
>>> First-crop sires well represented in Derby, Oaks
>>> Girvin tries to mend quarter crack in time for Kentucky Derby
>>> Derby, Oaks notes, from Churchill Downs, April 25
>>> Haskin's Derby Dozen: Always Dreaming on top
>>> Derby Watch: J Boys Echo gives Romans another Derby chance
>>> O'Neill watches Irap work at Keeneland
>>> Why Classic Empire has such a huge chance in the Kentucky Derby
>>> Girvin's trainer calls audible on workout schedule, "Just one solid stiff work going into the Derby instead of trying to squeeze two half-miles in him."
>>> Asmussen's Hence looks to be 'wise-guy horse'


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GENERAL NEWS
Derby Watch: Battaglia anticipates Classic Empire favorite for 2017 Kentucky Derby

UPI weekend stakes recaps

Privman: Arkansas Derby analysis

Watchmaker: Classic Empire shows heart of a champion

Woodbine CEO pumped over prospective partnership with OLG... "Parlay betting and also lottery-style products on horse racing, those types of things, I think those are coming."

AUDIO: Trainer Mark Casse hedges on future of Tepin in Saturday interview, "We've said all along if she tells us she doesn't want to this anymore then we're not going to force her to do anything - and I think we're getting to maybe that point where we have to consider that." [picks up at 1:03:30]

Trainer milestone: Pletcher moves atop Keeneland all-time stakes leaderboard after adding win in Fri's G1 Maker's Mile

VIDEO: NYRA CEO Chris Kay announces corporate privatization

NY anachronism: Easter dilemma - casinos open, race tracks and OTBs closed

New York shifts all drug test costs to horsemen, tracks

Slots as savior - WHOOPS!... NY harness track Vernon Downs feeling pinch from casinos... Owners says will not "open racing and lose more money"

Caren named Canada's Horse of the Year at Sovereign Awards

Arrogate atop latest 'World's Best Racehorse Rankings'... Winx #2

Winx by the numbers

Lady Aurelia takes seasonal debut at KEE... On-track for return to Royal Ascot

Cot Campbell opinion: "In a game that has its own sizeable set of challenges, it is not desirable that the runners (the performers) keep trending towards less racing."

The pot of gold that gave so many New York breeding farms second lives

11YO multi-millionaire Ben's Cat runs 5th in weekend return at LRL

Apprentice Watch: 20YO Ashley Castrenze returns from injury, "I'm definitely excited to be back. It's just going to take me a while to get back to where I was."

Clancy: Day spent at modest timber races winds up aa a celebration of racing

Saratoga's Oklahoma training track opens April 17

Jock Watch: Julian Pimentel to miss 4-6 weeks with broken toes

Jock Watch: 22YO Trevor McCarthy riding high to start 2017

Gulfstream sets record Championship Meet handle

Irap latest sale success for Dennis O'Neill

Opinion: More injury transparency needed

South Australian sports minister pushes against steeplechase: "It's barbaric and it has no place in the 21st century."

Pee Wee Reese the horse wins on Jackie Robinson Day

MC Hammer, the Queen and Bing Crosby's unlikely shared passion: Horse racing

How Francesca Cumani is gearing up for her major new role on British racing TV

3YO Watch: Will SA Derby turn out to be the high point for super-game Gormley?

Why the Blue Grass result casts doubts over so much on the Road to the Kentucky Derby

If Irish War Cry can do this again, you'd better watch out!

NYRA reprivatization moves closer to reality

Slots as savior - uh, never mind... Boston Globe op-ed: State's casino funded racing subsidy needs new mission

Horsemen reinstate TwinSpires' OK to take California bets

Eclipse Awards shifted to Thurs

Watchmaker: Can Irish War Cry fire big back to back?

Sat results: Irap secures elusive first career victory in G2 $1mil Blue Grass

Sat results: Sailor's Valentine scores 22-1 surprise in G1 $500K Ashland

Racing TV international: Mixed results for Grand National coverage... 62 per cent peak share of the total TV viewers equalled the modern record

Funny VIDEO: Race with call done UK garage-style... What is "UK garage"? - seems like some kind of synth-rap

Handle on US races down 1.1 percent in first quarter

Melnyk heads 2017 Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame class

NY: NYRA deal stalled after budget bills fall apart

Comedian Don Rickles passes - had two stake winners named after him

Hovdey: Conspiracy theories of armchair stewards

Ben's Cat, 11, nears first start of year

Gulfstream's mandatory Rainbow 6 yields $48,881 payoff

Off-track bettor's $14.4K ticket grabs $1.2mil P6 jackpot at Santa Anita

NYRA launches NYRA Now app

NYRA's 'parallel path' to broadcasting's future

TRC reader poll result: American Pharoah is still the people's horse

Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approves transferring $1.65mil in purses to Ellis Park

Um, yeah sure, whatever you say... PEOPLE magazine says, "Aside from the elaborate outfits and betting on horses, when most people think of the Kentucky Derby, they think of delicious southern food."... 2017 official Derby menu announced

Godolphin launches 'Fantasy Stable League' in America and Europe

Seattle Times: Punter pens ode to handicapping, "It's hard to verbalize the great feeling I get when a race goes exactly as I predicted."

Pegasus World Cup to be worth $16 million in 2018

Pedigree insights: Always Dreaming

3YO Watch: Always Dreaming has a combination you don't see very often

3YO Watch: There's something about Girvin that means we should take him very seriously

'Ready-made' Iliad has O'Neill dreaming of another shot at the Triple Crown

Breeding: Stunning weekend rockets Snitzel up the world sires' rankings

Economic contribution of Minnesota's horse racing industry

Pa: 10th annual report on PA casino gaming's impact on PA's horse racing industry now available

UK's Royal Mail unveils racing-related stamps

Banned trainer Richard Dutrow files for bankruptcy

Michael Iavarone, the founder of IEAH Stable, ready to re-enter racing

N Dakota: 'Historic horse racing,' no - electronic pull tabs, yes - for now

Del Mar boosts incentive to attract out-of-state horses

Horsemen halt TwinSpires from accepting bets at Calif tracks

CHRB again approves third-party Lasix administration

Australia: RSPCA renews calls to ban the whip in thoroughbred racing

Photo gallery: La Derby

Sat preview: Grand National 2017 - The Last Samuri heads 40-horse line-up at Aintree

Emerald Downs opens Sat... The track is a family, a very close family, with all the ups and downs and quirks

Current Ky Derby points leaderboard<

NYRA privatization stalls during NY budget wrangling<

Arrogate vs Frankel: Brit columnist voices his opinion on which horses is the 'greatest' as the debate continues to rumble on<

Haskin: John Nerud and the making of Arrogate<

Arrogate returns to Calif<

Kidnapped twice, trainer Antonio Sano [Gunnevera] eyeing Kentucky Derby<

The man who raised Lady Eli and his wondrous rapport with his horses<

Pletcher's Master Plan worth keeping in mind for the Belmont after UAE run<

Deep Impact replaces Galileo as the world's top-ranked stallion<

Interesting Malagacy has plenty of scope for improvement<

Injury knocks El Areeb out of Kentucky Derby contention<

Local newspaper: Sunland Derby hits the big time of racing<

Watchmaker: Overlapping post times - horseplayers deserve better treatment... Plus, Sat stakes post-race thoughts<

86YO Brit trainer hops onboard workout horses because of staff shortage<

Museum of Racing: Man o War exhibit honors racing legend born a century ago<

Trainer, ex-husband combine for SA win, " We need to put the past aside. We're here to win races."<

Ehalt: Billion$ of reasons why Americans are so keen to attract more big-race runners from Japan

Racing Post: Drama in the desert: the best and worst of the weekend racing

How Arrogate became highest earning horse in history in 140 days

Good Night Shirt, Tom Voss elected to Hall of Fame via Steeplechase Review Committee

Trainer Watch: For jack-of-all trades Hubert Gaffney, a burgeoning career and a new reason to stay home

3YO Watch: Breeders excited after stakes success for Twisted Tom, "We're dreaming a little bit right now."

W Va racing advocates seek ADW bill

World racing fans vote Hong Kong's female jockey Kei Chiong as year's most inspirational story

To achieve racing success, many challenges need to be overcome

Sun results: Hence best in G3 $800K Sunland Derby

Sat results: Fast and Accurate upsets G3 $500K Spiral at Turfway

Sat results: Thunder Snow over Epicharis in UAE Derby - moves to top of Ky Derby points leaderboard

Aqueduct/Belmont
Irad Ortiz Jr wins Aqueduct riding title

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Racing plans to boost grassroots prize-money after levy reforms

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