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>>> Hong Kong study shows Lasix does not prolong horses' racing careers
>>> Tonalist, Kid Cruz exit Jim Dandy well
>>> Watchmaker: Bayern capitalizes in Haskell, Tonalist preps in Jim Dandy
>>> Chinese millionaire is leading a drive to transform China into a global horse-racing centre
>>> Del Mar off turf on Sunday after breakdowns
>>> Del Mar Thoroughbred Club statement concerning turf course
Hovdey: Grief and thanks hover over shed rows at DMR
>>> Art Sherman to receive Pincay Award... Given annually to those who have served the sport 'with integrity, extraordinary dedication, determination and distinction'
>>> Delaware cancels Wed due to lack of entries
>>> Haskin: The Saint of Saratoga... Former exercise rider Val Buck now dedicated to providing second careers for retired racehorses
>>> Santa Anita raises purses for 10 stakes at fall meeting
Delaware Park cuts purses
>>> As greyhound racing declines nationwide, Alabama's Birmingham Race Course is in 'survival mode'
>>> Keeneland's Instant Racing plans delayed
>>> Detroit: Developer of failed $50mil Pinnacle Race Course who walked away from its $2.5mil tax bill four years ago - is now working to open an Indian casino just a mile away
>>> TOBA schedules events in Saratoga Springs
>>> G1 Blue Grass winner Dance With Fate euthanized due to severe leg injury suffered in training incident at DMR
>>> From the "It's the Same All Over" Dept: Aussie scribe, "Drab Sydney Saturdays, lacking field size, thus betting substance, are hardly a recent problem..."
>>> Sulky side: World record for Archangel in Cashman elims at Meadowlands
>>> Pricci: "It will be interesting to see whether the subtle pressures that journalists occasionally face from the [racing] industry is a temporary development or the new normal."
>>> Rees: 2015 Kentucky Derby - Super Saver's son impresses at Saratoga
>>> Trainer Wayne Catalano still hospitalized but improving
>>> Crist: Jim Dandy has substance over Haskell's flash
>>> Apprentice Watch: Trevor McCarthy knew his career path early... Retired jock/Dad Michael, "In the first grade, he couldn't even spell it, but he wrote down, 'I want to be a jokey'."
>>> Filly Untapable draws comparisons to Rachel Alexandra
>>> Over jumps and on the flat, trainer Jonathan Sheppard is in a league of his own
>>> International breeding: Why the big international operations just can't get enough of Deep Impact
>>> Showdown! Trainer looking forward to Glorious Goodwood and the Toronado-Kingman match-up
>>> Catching up with legendary Preakness winner Rachel Alexandra
>>> VIDEO: Local news reports on Instant Racing machines arrival at Idaho's Les Bois racetrack
>>> Wed: Lightning strikes tree at Saratoga racetrack


>>> Wed preview: Kingman/Toronado clash set for Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood

>>> Brits launch 'Guide to Racehorse Ownership' through Racehorse Owners Assoc ... 60-page online resource aimed to help existing and potential racehorse owners
>>> Guide to Racehorse Ownership link


>>> G1 $1mil Haskell: Bayern gives Baffert seventh Haskell victory
>>> G3 $150K Oceanport: Guys Reward on top
>>> G2 $200K Monmouth Cup: Valid outduels Bradester
>>> G3 $150K Matchmaker: Starstruck repeats
>>> $100K Teddy Drone: Rainbow Heir victorious
>>> G2 $200K Molly Pitcher: Majestic River scores

>>> Faces tell the real story during Haskell Day at Monmouth... 35,093 attend
>>> Ladies' Day brightens Haskell weekend with fancy hats, high fashion [with PHOTOS]
>>> Star-Ledger live-blogs from Monmouth
>>> Haskell: An in-depth look at the field of nine
>>> Rosie Napravnik, Untapable have a chance to make history against the boys

>>> Untapable favored to beat males in Haskell
>>> Free PPs: G1 $1mil Haskell [pdf]
>>> Hovdey: Untapable trying to join boys' club
>>> He's not training anymore, but John Forbes Jr. still has a stake in this weekend's Haskell
>>> Social Inclusion will not use Lasix in Haskell
>>> Predicteform Analysis of the Haskell


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Wicked Strong proves best in G2 Jim Dandy at SAR on Sat

Wicked Strong and team in Saratoga winner's circle after winning G2 $600K Jim Dandy

Wicked Strong and team in Saratoga winner's circle after winning G2 Jim Dandy R10 7/26/14

Left, Centennial Farm's Don Little, Rajiv Maragh, Sean Clancy watch Jim Dandy replay on infield video screen... Right, Rajiv Maragh weighs out after winning Jim Dandy

Don Little, Rajiv Maragh, Sean Clancy watch Jim Dandy replay on infield video screen, 7/26/14 Rajiv Maragh weighs out after winning G2 Jim Dandy SAR R10 7/26/14



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DEL MAR
Sun results: Big Macher collects G1 $300K Bing Crosby win

Sat results: Fed Biz sets track record in G2 $200K San Diego Hcp romp


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Sat results: Thiamandi wins G3 Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield

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GENERAL NEWS
Racehorse owned by Britain's queen fails dope test

Royal feed supplier denies contamination occurred on-site

Royal horse's failed drug test unlikely to have long-term ramifications

The Queen wins at Lingfield just 24 hours after it emerged her 2013 Gold Cup victor Estimate had tested positive for morphine

Veitch: Challenges ahead for venerable Saratoga

Hayward: On racing, community, and The Saratoga Special

'Spectacular' Saratoga charms Dettori - so watch out for a return trip

Saratoga: America's inseparable track and town

Blog: Race fan celebrates first few days in Saratoga as a hotwalker... "Horse culture seems to have been taken to another level here in Saratoga."

Racing fotog post "Possibly my favorite photo of the whole week [at Saratoga]."

Jumps racing kicks off on Wed at SAR

Genaro: Saratoga opening weekend provided plenty of reasons for encouragement

Saratoga meet a family affair for Dylan Davis, Robbie Davis

Photo gallery: Corey Lanerie looks to break in at Saratoga

Saratoga ontrack handle, attendance up for opening week

Del Mar rings up positive numbers as meet breaks from the gate

Del Mar interns: Nine young folks who have expressed enthusiasm for the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of the sport and willingness to entertain the possibility of pursuing a career in the game

Jock Watch: Drayden VanDyke... Read on to find out nine reasons why you should know who he is

Commentary: A look at candidates for Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Assoc board

Key issues facing Maryland horsemen's election

Haskin: Tonalist begins push for Eclipse Award

3YO Watch: Injury sidelines We Miss Artie

Bayern will arrive for Haskell on Thurs

Untapable slated to arrive at Monmouth on Thurs

Haskin: No more 'what ifs' with Wise Dan

Europe: The French lifeline for Britain's hard-pressed trainers

Why making ends meet is such a struggle for Britain's non-elite trainers

Judge accepts plea deal in Penn National clocker's case

First layer of dirt track down at Keeneland

Photo: Ongoing renovation of dirt track at Meydan

Delaware, lab work to improve racehorse drug test turnaround

Delaware horsemen concerned by positive drug tests

Drug combination sets off rash of positives

The small pain-relief patch that could be a safe alternative to bute

Massachusetts: Wynn adds oysters to casino bid competing with Suffolk Downs

Irish racing authorities: Irish Derby needs to be more competitive

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome gearing up for Breeders' Cup Classic run

Marketing ideas: Umajo - The female-only group designed to boost attendance at Japanese racetracks

Minnesota race track to refund horse owners

VIDEO: DC TV looks at second careers for race horses

Owner Dan Borislow dead at 52... Pulled down $6mil Rainbox Six jackpot in May

Jerardi: 10YO Cure is a throwback to racing days past

Oz: Nearest To Pin capable of recording another upset in Bletchingly

TCA to honor vets Bramlage, Fallon, and Lavin

Test barn a part of harness racing that few ever see

Ex-racehorse with Napravnik aboard finishes fifth in eventing competition

Final Breeders' Cup board seats filled

Trainer Michael Matz recalls plane crash on 25th anniversary

Uh-oh! Scribe predicts the demise of MLB and NFL -- following horse racing and boxing -- with an uptick in popularity in... video gaming

Hong Kong star jock Joao Moreira undergoes appendectomy after mid-air health scare Brazilian rider had emergency surgery to remove appendix in Qatar after he fell ill during flight home

Washington Racing Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Whoops! Bachelor party at Del Mar goes X-rated... "Our staff asked them to leave, and they left without any incident."

>>> Gary Baze is back at the track, this time as a steward... Legendary jockey trades silks for suit and tie for after retirement, At 58, he now makes sure everyone follows the rules at Emerald Downs
>>> Scribe remembers his first interview with Baze 30 years ago... "Baze was tremendously gracious to me when I was 21 and looked more like a high-school kid than a reporter. I never forgot that."

>>> San Diego Union Trib: Del Mar Polytrack continues beastly ways... Track superintendent Rich Tedesco said wax application delayed due to trip with breaks from Philly
>>> Mitchell: "As tracks revert to dirt, however, let's hope the industry remembers the earlier promise: to create racing surfaces that will lower breakdowns."
>>> A timeline for synthetic surfaces

Report: Illegal horse racing on the rise in East Texas

Haskin: Lamenting the loss of newspaper coverage of racing and what it means to the sport's future

International Jockeys' Challenge in Turkey: Javier Castellano second in Wed event... Turkey's Gokhan Kocakaya wins

Update: Jockey Rosario Montanez remains hospitalized following surgery after spill at SAR on Sat

Watchmaker: Saratoga notes

Fornatale: What are 3 things every contest newcomer should know?

Godolphin to establish Australian base with trainer John O'Shea

New Zealand: Racing regulators believe EPO incident one-off

Jock Watch: Gary Stevens's knee injury worse than initially thought

VIDEO: Local TV news covers opening day at Montana's Great Falls

Quality critical to New York breeding program

Two extra days possible for Santa Anita's fall meet

NY Daily News lays off its only racing writer

Matz says he nearly retired Somali Lemonade prior to trying blinkers... Mare collected G1 win in Diana on Sat at SAR

Sat results: East Hall wins $300K Ohio Derby

Saratoga: Memorable opening day for Englehart, Dettori

Saratoga opens 25,612 on hand to witness thrilling stakes and two wins from international riding star Frankie Dettori

Room for improvement but Los Alamitos gets passing mark for first meet

A new direction for Saratoga... Q&A with Frank Gabriel Jr, racing sec at Saratoga

NFL media chief to address Jockey Club Round on Aug 10

Breeders' Cup adds two new members to board... Barbara Banke and Dan Pride

Finley: What has become of 2YO racing?

Gulfstream to hike purses 10%, add incentives

Maryland Racing Commission talks Virginia

2014 ESPY 'Best Jockey' winner: Victor Espinoza

Jerardi: Are California Chrome and Shared Belief actually one and the same?

Haskin: The Summer of '69... "I hate getting personal, but somehow I am unable to avoid it when thinking, talking, and writing about Saratoga."

White: Remembering Ruffian... "Forty years ago, Ruffian burst on the American racing scene like no other filly before or since."

CHRB won't target casual pool players despite its recent ruling that such common practices are illegal

VIDEO: TVG profiles SoCal apprentice jock Drayden VanDyke

Rosie Napravnik to sign autographs for the Thoroughbred Retirement Fund on July 31 at SAR

Late racing writer Paul Moran to be honored Sunday at SAR

Kentucky commission distributes $1 million to tracks

USA TODAY '10 best bucket-list US monuments and landmarks': Kentucky horse country/Keeneland make the list

Fox drops appeal of suspension in Churchill stable fight

NY: Trainer Chatterpaul suspended, fined for medication violations

Delaware racing community will support disabled jockeys

Maryland horse breeders applaud enhanced bonuses

Former Penn National clocker to plead guilty

TVG, NYRA extend television deal

Ehalt: NYRA's recent innovations and future plans

>>> LA Times: Del Mar opens, and horse racing is just part of the party
>>> VIDEO: San Diego Union-Trib covers opening day with various videos... Mike Smith, hats, opening day recap [look under NEWS and SPORTS]
>>> 42,021 attend opener
>>> San Diego Union-Trib: Another perfect opening day at Del Mar
>>> San Diego Union-Trib: Changes afoot at Del Mar... New turf course, Breeders' Cup-related swagger are only two of the differences at seaside track this year
>>> New meet, new course at Del Mar
>>> Del Mar Racetrack Profile: The making of a destination location
>>> Del Mar: A great place to relax
>>> Del Mar: No time like the present
>>> Hovdey: Heap hoping to get Del Mar off on a good foot
>>> Del Mar holds Paddock Sale on Sunday ... Horses that are race-ready will be for sale at Del Mar's Barrett's Paddock Sale
>>> Sherman, Espinoza ride wave of success at Del Mar
>>> Del Mar's Ship and Win: Big purses, more horses... Bonus program in fourth year continues to pay big money to owners and attract new horses
SARATOGA
Mon preview: $37K P6 carryover

Sun results: Antipathy best in G3 $200K Shuvee Hcp

Sat results: Coup de Grace closes in quick-paced G2 $200K Amsterdam

Fri results: VE Day wins $100K Curlin

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EUROPE
sat results: Oaks heroine Taghrooda retained her unbeaten record in the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot
Richard Hughes fancied to retain Glorious Goodwood top jockey Crown
Galway Races 2014: Injured Ruby Walsh would rather be 'riding this week than partying'

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