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>>> Hayward: 'Big Days' are all the rage in US racing, but should they be?
>>> Beyer: Tax rules on horse track winnings in desperate need of modification
>>> Haskin: Why I want a Triple Crown winner
>>> Sun preview/internatonal: Solow and Cirrus Des Aigles clash in the Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp
>>> Can a Pharoah lead horse racing to brand gold?... Better promotion of personalities like jockeys, trainers and horses can now be a driver and a resource for many
>>> American Pharoah owners seek trademarks... Owner, "It is my duty to protect his legacy."
>>> Ahmed Zayat - owner of American Pharoah - named in gambling debt lawsuit
>>> Calif: CHRB meeting recap from Thurs
>>> Smaller venues: Arapahoe Park keeps horse racing interests alive... Defeat of racino legislation was a setback rather than a death knell
>>> Canterbury Park thrives as other tracks struggle
>>> Les Bois: Veto on instant horse racing machine ban made season possible
>>> Questions - but few answers - in Virginia’s season of change
>>> Sat results/international: Gleneagles joins elite club with Guineas victory... Becomes only the eighth horse to win both Classics in England and Ireland
>>> BBC: Horse racing in Scotland appears to be in a strong position... So how does the industry plan to stay ahead of the field in the aftermath of hard economic times?
>>> Ireland's season set to burst into life at 'the Place of the Running Horse'
>>> Palm Meadows to remain open for summer
>>> Robert Geller the new voice of Woodbine
>>> Jock Watch: Joe Bravo reaches 5000-win milestone on Sat at MTH
>>> Apprentice Watch: 21YO Tyler Conner making an impression... Moved to racing after stint in motocross motorcycle racing
>>> Jock Watch: Elvis Trujillo to move tack to Monmouth
>>> Oooph!NY Times letter to editor: "American Pharoah does not want to be ridden and forced to run ... He wants to be on a plain or meadow with a herd, walking 20 miles a day in search of the tastiest plants and listening to the wind whispering in his ears. Shame on us for sanctioning horse racing."
>>> W Va: State legislators agree on importance of horse racing to Jefferson County
>>> Pennsylvania benchmark report shows declines – but why?
>>> Voice of America: Closer look at horse-racing phrases that have worked their way into the American lexicon
>>> NoCal: Oak Tree horse racing returns to Alameda County Fair
>>> TCA announces May Award of Merit winners
>>> Newsday: It was a wild ride for racing's greatest rivals - Affirmed and Alydar

>>> AUDIO: NPR's 'Only a Game'... Can a love of horse racing and a love of animals co-exist?
>>> AUDIO: NPR's 'Only a Game'... American Pharoah could win Triple Crown - but won't 'save' racing


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>>> GRAPHIC: The 'near-miss' chart - Belmont Stakes Triple Crown attempts since 1979

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>>> Triple Crown winners [also, list of individual race winners - indicating TC near-misses, winners of two legs]

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NEWS

>>> Sat morning gallop for Pharoah at CD
>>> American gallops at CD
>>> American Pharoah happy at Churchill, challengers also thriving
>>> Frammento 'developing nicely' for Belmont
>>> American Pharoah's name has a mysterious history
>>> Pletcher's Belmont Stakes trio razor sharp on Fri
>>> A look back at some of history's most dramatic Belmont finishes with a Triple Crown at stake
>>> Dallas Stewart, the long shot king... Tale of Verve in Preakness latest long shot 2nd in Classics
>>> Espinoza: TC pursuit 'different this time'


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GENERAL NEWS
Latest NTRA polls [pdf]... American Pharoah unanimous #1 on 3YO poll - #2 overall, but outpolls Shared Belief for first-place votes

Why American Pharoah could be a special case in the annals of Triple Crown history

Opinion: Don't tinker with the Triple Crown

Wall Street Journal: The Triple Crown: We want answers... A roundtable discussion about American Pharoah's chances at the Belmont Stakes; will Charlie Brown finally kick the ball?

NJ newspaper: Triple Crown great for racing, but maybe not the Haskell

Balt Sun: What really caused the bathroom issues at Saturday's Preakness... City public works spokesman, "There wasn't any kind of exterior problem."

Interesting: Last year's Hong Kong-invader/Santa Anita Sprint Championship winner deterred from return trip by tax bite to winning purse! Hong Kong scribe's comment, "...any future American trips are unlikely after the IRS went to town on the earnings from the Grade One win - the local press say Chang barely won enough to buy one of his precious cigars."

Mitchell/Bloodhorse: "Can we worry later about how American Pharoah's final times may affect his place in history? ... For now, let's enjoy the ride."

NY sports columnist comment: Horce racing needs an American Pharoah win at Belmont

TV: Preakness rating down 8% from 2014... Also, top local markets for broadcast

NY Times/TV Sports: With Triple Crown possible, Belmont can expect a big draw

Closer look: NYRA Saratoga Race Course Redevelopment Plan

Frank Mirahmadi living dream at Monmouth

VIDEO: Local Fox affiliate reports on opening day at Presque Isle downs

Zenyatta offspring Ziconic, Cozmic One at Belmont

Canada: Assiniboia Downs cancels Mon racing due to -- wait for it -- snow!

Weather forces Les Bois to cancel opening day

HA! Final 'Mad Men' scene a hidden tribute to t-bred breeder and former ad man Bill Backer

...Real Coca-Cola ad writer a racehorse breeder

Average, median rise as F-T Midlantic opens

Fasig-Tipton Mid-Atlantic sale: Consignors hope for improved mid-market

Hong Kong Jockey Club chief wants to keep on track... When the going gets tough, Hong Kong must retain its famous 'can-do spirit', says the man overseeing its famous betting institution

Women hold their own as jockeys at Hazel Park

Stud farms competing for Triple Crown contender... Offers of more than $20mil have already been made to Zayat Stables for the breeding rights to TC hope American Pharoah

Suffolk requests three days of live racing

Ellis Park renames G3 Gardenia for champ Groupie Doll

Keeneland set for induction into Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame

For Teaneck NJ - home of owner Zayat - American Pharoah's Triple Crown quest is personal... Mayor, "It's definitely a lot of buzz locally."

Houston weekly touts a trip to the local track - Sam Houston Park... "You could say we were balling out-of-control."

10YO millionaire Be Bullish claimed by Repole, retired to Old Friends Cabin Creek after winning career finale at BEL

Churchill Downs claims in lawsuit Daily Racing Form took illegal bets on Kentucky Derby

Top Ten reasons it's been 37 years since the last Triple Crown

Hialeah Park's $60mil expansion project moves forward

>>> Satish Sanan used to be big into horse racing. But the entrepreneur said he sold his horses and is devoting himself to his new medical startup, Inspirata Inc

VIDEO: Victor Espinoza poses for photos and signs for fans outside of the 'TODAY' show on Monday

Photos: Ubiquitous superfan Marlins Man was everywhere at the Preakness

>>> Preakness may move to Laurel... After 140 years at Pimlico, Stronach Group looking to move middle jewel of Triple Crown
>>> Balt Sun: Is sun setting on Preakness at Pimlico?
>>> Moving Preakness would require change in state law, officials say

>>> Belmont Stakes reserved seating sold out... General admission still available exclusively through Ticketmaster
>>> Q&A with new NYRA board chair Anthony Bonomo, "The overall thought of making a track a destination spot where there's a lot more to do between races plays an important role ... there's nothing more exciting than racing. But we also have to find something that excites you between races."
>>> MTA and NYRA must make sure a Belmont mess doesn't play out again

TCA to benefit from fantasy racing game

Latest 'World's Best Racehorse' rankings... Shared Belief tied at #1, American Pharoah jumps to #3

...Press release


Pimlico attendance, handle take significant jumps on Black-Eyed Susan day

Will American Pharoah run in the Belmont? All depends on the Preakness, says trainer Bob Baffert

Jockey barred from Parx after illegal electrical device is found

Follow-up: Parx jockey Angel Castillo granted a stay

Canterbury stewards to interact with public... Will respond to questions on racetrack website's blog

Sporting News tabs best moments in Preakness history

After 30 years, a forgotten Preakness worth remembering... Derby winner Spend a Buck avoids

Powell: "In April of 2014, I wrote a scathing column in this space ridiculing the Jockey Club's announcement that a bunch of owners and trainers were going to voluntary submit veterinary records..."... Also, NBC's Derby Day feature on California Chrome was lacking

HOF Jockey Randy Romero has stomach tumor

Old Friends' farm office robbed and trashed

Rees: Why Pharoah will/won't sweep Triple Crown

Preakness could move to Sundays in future

USA Today: Preakness' future at Pimlico is called into question

LA Times: Bob Baffert is calmer after a stressful Kentucky Derby

San Diego Union-Trib: New Bob Baffert seeks Triple Crown... At 62 and after 13 years between Kentucky Derby wins, trainer savors the moments more now

Miller: Preakness Diaries - Draw Day [with PHOTOS]

Balt Sun: Promoters hope events like Black-Eyed Susan Stakes can increase horse racing's popularity

Preakness Alibi Breakfast message one of thankfulness

Bloodhorse: MJC's Sinatra prepares for Preakness 140

Del Mar dirt track getting tested... Environmentally-friendly Del Mar welcomes horses to its new dirt track for first time

Great debate: Did Victor Espinoza whip American Pharoah too many times?

LA Times: Even after Triple Crown run, Art Sherman still definitely in the game

Trainer Watch: Mac Robertson goes all in for 81-day Delaware Park meet

D Wayne Lukas - mentor... On the cadre of Lukas assistants that went on to train on their own, "I do teach them about a lot more than horses. I want complete guys working for me. I tell them to keep their shoes shined. I show them how to tie a tie and sometimes I pick those ties out."

Canterbury opens live-racing season Friday night

Idaho: Les Bois Park's live horse racing season, once in doubt, opens Sat

UK's The Guardian: Horse racing taking steps to combat domestic violence among jockeys

NY: Slight drop in 2014 racino revenues

NY: Western Region Off-Track Betting says regional economic impact is nearly $50 million

Q&A with NBC Sports horse racing commentator Laffit Pincay III, "I absolutely feel that horse racing is gaining back its fans, and even growing a different type of casual fan."

California Chrome pre-entered in Coral Eclipse Stakes on July 4

Kansas senators pass bill to resurge Woodlands racetrack - with slots

Beholder back on track after illness

Baffert's training brings classic success

MarketWatch: Ken Ramsey talks Kitten's Joy

2-time Arc winner Treve readies for seasonal debut later this month - and Oct shot at the three-peat

WaPo: Lawsuit involving paralyzed rider Jimmy Rivera aims to clean up horse racing... The suit is perhaps the first in the country to link two clouds that have long hung over horse racing: the use of performance enhancing drugs and the on-track breakdowns

Monmouth draws 25K fans for opening weekend of horse racing

Monmouth Park officials bet on turning a profit

Powell: "So what did we learn about American Pharoah from his win in the Kentucky Derby? Was it good, very good or great?"

Annual Saratoga Institute on Equine, Racing, and Gaming Law conference announces discussion topics

Jock Watch: Emma-Jayne Wilson and Steve Bahen recovering after spill on Sunday at Woodbine

DRF's McGee recounts remarkable catch of loose horse by Churchill outrider

Photo: Happy West Point teams leads Twilight Eclipse into the Belmont winner's circle after scoring his elusive G1 victory in the Man o War

American Pharoah's story: How a champ is made

Mitchell/Bloodhorse: Nurturing transparency

Stewardship the focus as Malones expand racing interests to Ireland and beyond

Oz: Racing NSW secures state-of-the-art drug detection equipment

From post to picket line: Retired African racehorses on safari

The Jockey Club's Thoroughbred Incentive Program: The program putting the spotlight back on thoroughbreds in the show ring

NY Times: Thrill of big races returns Gary Stevens to the saddle

For Page McKenney's owner, Pimlico Special's 'one I really want'

The ghost of Chris Antley still haunts Pimlico

Fornatale: Deciding the horseplayers' Eclipse Award

Indiana gov vetoes online horse wagering bill

Share in 2007 Preakness champ Curlin being sold

Finley: Will Bob Baffert cost himself the Triple Crown?

Wilkin: Baffert's biggest road block to a Triple Crown may be himself

SacBee: Bob Baffert still relishing 'greatest day' at Derby

Virginia Racing Commission favors return of horse racing this summer

Racing Hall of Fame: Jockey Vincent Powers and gelding Billy Kelly elected by Historic Review Committee

Six from US among Darley Flying Start trainees for 2015-17 program

BC Classic runner-up Toast Of New York is unlikely to be seen on a racecourse this year with next year's Dubai World Cup his long-term aim

Eddie Olczyk has NHL lineups in one hand, Racing Form in the other

California Chrome update from UK trainer, "...doing everything right ..."

Stories from Cot Campbell: A good buy (bye)

Jockeys to address Pan Am Conference

Cinema: NBC affiliate's website suggest five racing-themed movies to get you into the mood for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown

VIDEO: Local NBC affiliate previews Midlantic Fasig-Tipton Sales at Timonium

Latest NTRA polls... Little change from last week

Woodbine Racetrack employees say 'get the shovel in the ground' on casino expansion

Fri preview: Ageless Ben's Cat guns for third straight McKay victory

AUDIO: NPR's 'Only a Game'... Catching up with a lovable loser - Zippy Chippy

VIDEO: ABR releases "All Aboard: Road to the Triple Crown, No. 2"

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Sat results: Class sees Gleneagles complete Guineas double

Derby 2015: Sixteen horses go forward for Epsom feature after scratchings deadline


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