>>> Can the Daily Racing Form become the Bloomberg Terminal of horse races? The company's CEO, John Hartig, is certainly betting on it. Here's how an old-school (118 years old!) media brand is trying for transformation.
>>> Wash Post: Preakness Stakes: Is the Triple Crown schedule too compressed?
>>> Ontario: Horse-racing advocates happy to see OLG chair fired... Opposition says the move leaves the future of gaming in chaos, but horse racers see it as a new beginning
>>> Preakness deserves more love than it gets
>>> Q&A with NTRA CEO Alexander Waldrop
>>> Part 2 - Why don't thoroughbred fans embrace harness racing [pdf]
>>> NY Times: Checking in with Rachel Alexandra... Future as broodmare still unknown
>>> Photo gallery: Rachel Alexandra - Racing to Save a Champion
>>> ThinkProgress [once voted 'Best Liberal Blog'] continues series: Horse racing's quest for safety fuels push for national medication and drug standards
>>> Still no uniform racehorse medication rules in Triple Crown
>>> Mary Russ Tortora scores in Pimlico's Lady Legends for the Cure on Friday
>>> Photo gallery: Lady Legends
>>> NPR/Md: Slots pay off for Maryland horse industry
>>> Maryland Jockey Club president says Preakness brand 'has changed dramatically'
>>> Rock star status: Preakness horses get royal treatment... Massages, chiropractor visits part of the perks for sport's highest-performing athletes
>>> Sun preview/International: Singapore International Races
>>> Dettori comeback jeopardised by red tape
>>> Handle down on Black-Eyed Susan card
>>> Hovdey: Hollywood graded stakes up for grabs
>>> Oregon wins Preakness... Columnist explains how ADW betting benefits the state, "I love that Oregon saw an opportunity and seized it in the late 1990s."
>>> Remembering Garden State Park.. "Now another indistinct shopping center, this sacred soil used for shopping was where Secretariat raced only a few months before becoming thoroughbred majesty in 1973."
>>> Yeesh! Florida sports scribe rants, "After the threat of a Triple Crown is out the window, so is my interest." ... Writes that horse racing is "as bourgeois a sport as polo and hedge fund management..."
>>> Sullivan: Orb jockey Joel Rosario gets top horses, loads of compliments
>>> Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank has vision for horse racing
>>> A groom's life: The work behind the Preakness
>>> Genaro: NBC's Derby coverage 'hats and fashion' segments -- "NBC has made decisions that they don't make with male broadcasters, and that they don't make with other sports, undermining Beadle and racing, showing neither at its best."
>>> Photo gallery: Fields around the Radnor Hunt Race track were transformed into a massive lawn party Saturday afternoon
>>> Closer look at the last five Triple Crown near-misses
>>> Ha! Kinda reminds of of the good ol' days of Rachel vs Zenyatta fans
>>> Fri results: Millionaire Ben's Cat wins $100 McKey Turf Sprint at PIM for Md legend King Leatherbury
>>> Black-Eyed Susan winner Fiftyshadesofhay will point to the Alabama
>>> Hey you Sallys - grow a pair! ... Crist: "Everyone is so cautious and cagey and you can't help wondering if the connections of the second-, third- and fourth-place Derby finishers are second-, third- and fourth-guessing their decisions to pass the race after watching colts who ran 6-15-5 in the Derby run 1-2-3 in the Preakness."
>>> Fox Sports: "With Oxbow's victory, mainstream interest in horse racing also, unfortunately, ends for the year."
>>> Bozich: "It's a wonderful story, a remarkable upset crafted by two Hall of Famers. Except it's not the story that horse racing needed. Not at all."
>>> "Kentucky Derby winner Orb was carrying the weight of the racing world in Saturday's Preakness Stakes. Oxbow was carrying only Gary Stevens."
>>> "A fading sport keeps lunging for its lifeline ... How could [Orb] understand how much the world needed him to win this Preakness?"
>>> DW Lukas, "I get paid to spoil dreams."
>>> Clay: "Orb lost the Preakness on Wednesday by the luck of the draw when he drew the No. 1 post position."
>>> Saratogian: "It's not hard to envision the Triple Crown's three jewels as a royal family of sorts ... in the Preakness, well, you have your stereotypical crazy uncle ... the crazy uncle pulled another practical joke on us."
On the other hand...
>>> Dwyre: "Instead of sadness, racing ought to be dancing in the streets. Wayne Lukas won another Triple Crown race. And Gary Stevens was in the saddle."
>>> Rees: Preakness Day photo gallery
>>> Rosenblatt: What to watch for at the Preakness
>>> Balt Sun: Orb is horse to beat and has made the rest of Preakness field an afterthought
>>> Izenberg: Orb looks hard to beat, but then again...
>>> Rees: Preakness field - why they can win, why they can't
>>> NY Times: Derby winner's family tree is linked to his owners'
>>> Litke: Everybody else had a shot. Why not Shug?
>>> Bossert: Here's how the Preakness Stakes will be won...
>>> Baffert believes Orb peaking
>>> Orb trainer Shug McGaughey more confident, wiser trainer at Preakness
>>> AUDIO: ESPN Horse Racing Analyst Jeannine Edwards talks Preakness
>>> Rain at Pimlico isn't a welcome sight for Preakness jockeys
>>> Clay: Racing world craves greatness from Orb
>>> Baffert, Lukas agree: It will take something out of the norm to beat Orb
>>> Crist: Each of Orb's races is better than the last
>>> Pimlico Special-Preakness daily double will pays
>>> Preakness: Early-bird odds
>>> Trakus: New challenge for Orb in Preakness
>>> Departing ready to do his thing
>>> VIDEO: Exercise rider Jenn Patterson huge part of Orb team
>>> Preakness Diary: Crab pretzels, ponies and Black-Eyed Susans
>>> Arace/Columbus Dispatch: Orb a lock for Preakness, so take Oxbow
>>> Cronley/ESPN: 1. Orb 2. Will Take Charge 3. Oxbow 4. Mylute
>>> Nadeau/Horeplayernow.com: #4 Departing, #1 Orb, #6 Oxbow, #7 Will Take Charge
>>> McCalmont/Santa Barbara Independent: I'm recommending a 'one-four exacta box'
>>> NJ Star-Ledger: Staff
>>> Various: Pundits, sports and TV personalities
>>> SB Nation: Staff
>>> Monzo/CBS NY: Orb, Will Take Charge, Departing
>>> NY Times: Staff, plus...
>>> Thisishorseracing.com: Staff
>>> Wilkin/Times-Union: 1. Itsmyluckyday. 2. Orb. 3. Goldencents. 4. Will Take Charge
>>> NY Post: Staff
>>> NY Daily News: Staff
>>> Byk/Sirius-XM: Most Likely: #1 Orb 1-1, Best Value: #8 Govenor Charlie 12-1, Next Best: #4 Departing 6-1, Exotics Use: #5 Mylute 5-1, Hi-5 Play: #9 Itsmyluckyday 10-1
>>> Apadula/isportsweb: 1) Orb, 2) Goldencents, 3) Departing
>>> Ehalt: Preakness analysis
>>> Raimonto/Staten Island Advance: Orb, Will Take Charge, Departing
>>> Tuley/DRF: 1. Goldencents; 2. Orb.; 3, Itsmyluckyday. Longshot: Govenor Charlie
>>> Scully/Brisnet: $50 win Orb... $25 exactas: 1 over 4,6
>>> Eng/Las Vegas Review-Journal: Orb, Departing, Goldencents, Itsmyluckyday
>>> Nowak/New Haven Register: 1. Orb, 2. Itsmyluckyday, 3. Will Take Charge [with wagering suggestion]
>>> Various newspaper scribes
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LA Times: "It is difficult to be at the Preakness this year without feeling a tinge of jealousy. That is especially true if you are just a few days removed from a visit to the current dungeon of California racing, a.k.a. Hollywood Park."
Stonestreet's Barbara Banke says racing not about making money
Balt Sun: Fun-loving Team O'Neill experiencing a 'different vibe' at this year's Preakness
Maryland Jockey Club handicapper Frank Carulli taking his dream to Vegas
Cummings: Post position will be "the greatest likely impediment to Orb winning the Preakness."
Why horse racing's Triple Crown is so hard to achieve
Agriss: "This is the year that the Triple Crown should finally be swept..."
Orb's Triple Crown odds in Vegas trending up
If Orb is to be defeated it will be Departing that outduels him to the wire
Beyer: "If Orb is going to win, I want like to see him deliver a truly great effort."
Jerardi: "Orb is the safe choice."
Orb karma? McGaughey, "I believe in karma in some ways."
The Orb story: " Please, let's not dwell in fairy tales here. Let's not drown in mush. Let's keep this straightforward."
Maserati in deal with connections of Derby winner Orb... Sponsorship will benefit Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation
Preakness Diaries: Orb from dawn to dusk
Balt Sun: Screening horses for ailments, doping ahead of Preakness a 'sophisticated' task... Spate of deaths, ongoing doping concerns prompt complex security response at Pimlico
CNN: A different ball game for superstar jockey Joel Rosario
NY Times: Joel Rosario is atop the favorite, and all of racing
Saratoga 150 celebration launched
History-chasing Krigger all about pleasing fans
ABR weekly notebook: News, videos, pics, more...
VIDEO: Bloodhorse's And They're Off with Shulman and Haskin
VIDEO: Interview with Frankie Dettori on the eve of his return to racing... Speaks frankly about his suspension and future in horse racing and says trainer Mahmood al-Zarooni - banned for doping horses - 'ruined' his career
The 'Welcome Back Frankie [Dettori] Maiden Stakes' at Leicester on Monday evokes a returning war hero rather than a rider who says he used recreational drugs to cope with the stress of losing his job with the Godolphin stable
Montana: Four-day meet OK'd for July at ExpoPark
West: "I expect Orb to sweep the Triple Crown ... Orb has two things going for him..."
White: "I think Orb has a very good chance to follow his Kentucky Derby victory with a win in the Preakness for these 10 reasons..." BUT, "I also have these five reasons why I am concerned he will lose..."
Balt Sun: Triple Crown harder to achieve as game has changed
For a while there, it looked as if the Preakness was shaping up to be a runaway victory for Kentucky Derby winner Orb. Then came the post-position draw. Suddenly things got very interesting.
Horse trainers hail rail as road to ruin... Shug shrugs about Orb's starting position
Trickle down effect: Upstate NY sulky track mgt hopes for Orb victory at Pimlico
Top Euro jock Dettori says cocaine led to suspension
Can Maryland racing draw women to the track?... NASCAR has grown its female fan base, why not horse racing?
Graham Motion praises Animal Kingdom's versatility
Ontario lays out framework for future of horse racing
Jenny Craig's SoCal horse facility to close, "I tried to make it work."
Hovdey: In Beadle, NBC has something for the new fan
"He liked this big old track better": Shug McGaughey on Easy Goer, and Derbies past and present
Fri preview: Female jocks set for fourth running of the Lady Legends for the Cure at PIM
ESPN's latest 3YO poll: Orb unanimous at #1
Handle way up for Monmouth opener, "To post a 30 percent gain in handle is incredibly positive..."
Hegarty: NYRA numbers up for the year
Ontario has asked the Horse Racing Industry Transition Panel to bring forward a long-term plan to implement recommendations from its final report
Moran: Crown defines the Sport of Kings... The difficulty of winning the Triple Crown is a large part of the sport's appeal
Down Under: Singleton v Waterhouse: Five things we learned
Hong Kong scribe opines on synthetic surfaces: "...all-weather track, awful weather track or all-wet track, call it what you will ... not that we were ever fans of the AWT - and it has become unreadable, a lottery."
John Oxx is looking forward to seeing the offspring of his brilliant 6-times G1 winner Sea The Stars in action later in the season
Balt Sun: Jockeying for position... Women rising through racing's ranks
VIDEO: Women riding into horse racing spotlight
Grening: Joel Rosario back on top of his game
Rosario's Kentucky Derby win bittersweet for ex-agent Ron Ebanks, "I don't wish Rosario any bad luck, but it wasn't nice what he did to me."
Western Kentucky Univ works to improve rider safety by developing a stronger industry standard for reins
Jerardi: Opening day at Delaware Park hard to beat for atmosphere
Watchmaker: Freedom Child, Preakness thoughts
DeRosa: Making a line on the Preakness exacta
VIDEO: Preakness security and anti-doping procedures
Miller: My Monday with Orb - from BEL workout to arrival at PIM [with photos]
Kentucky Oaks/Derby iPhoto Essay
VIDEO: HA! Shug McGaughey - superstar! Young fan commits chance encounter with trainer to video so friends, "will believe me that I did meet him..."
Um, uh... White House petitioned to stop tweeting by racehorses?!?
WooOoOoooo -- oh, wait a minute, not so much 'wooOoOo'.... As Preakness 2013 arrives, infield shows identity shift from drink-a-thon to music festival
Latest NTRA polls [pdf]
NTRA polls by voter [pdf]
Beyer: "The most famous names in American thoroughbred racing used to be those of dynasties possessing fabulous wealth ... when Orb won the Kentucky Derby ... [it] was a reminder of what the dynasties contributed to the breed."
Sports Illustrated: McGaughey's throwback mindset may be key to winning Triple Crown
Top names charged in Australian racing scandal... War of words after Australian trainer Gai Waterhouse and owner John Singleton are charged in inquiry over a horse that flopped
It's different over there!... Hong Kong - Under the current criteria, trainers are subject to a 'three strikes' policy, requiring them to train at least 13 winners per season and that number is about to go to 15
Frank Stronach still mulling over changes at Pimlico as Preakness looms
Jicha: Calder-Gulfstream conflict turns ugly early
Jockeys call for increased disability insurance... Racetracks don't provide long-term care, they say, and many can't afford it on their own
Departing's trainer has played role of spoiler before... Blame vs Zenyatta
Plonk: Reviewing my Derby top picks going back to 1987...
Ehalt: Calumet Farm: Alive and well
AUDIO: ESPN's Inside the Gates... Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Paul Hornung discusses Titletown Five's Preakness chances
Simon: Kentucky Derby recap / Triple Crown preview... "My bathrobe betting approach to the Preakness and Belmont Stakes..."
Balt Sun: 22YO Gabby Gaudet drew on horse sense to become new handicapper at Pimlico, Laurel Park
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