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Phar-OH NO! Triple Crown champ comes up short in Travers... Keen Ice upsets

Zayat post-race quote: "My gut feeling right now ... is to retire him."

Dale Romans triumphantly enter the Saratoga winner's circle after winning the Travers Sar R11 8/29/15

Dale Romans triumphantly enter the Saratoga winner's circle after winning the Travers

Keen Ice enters the Saratoga winner's circle after winning the Travers, SAR R11 8/29/15

Keen Ice enters the Saratoga winner's circle

Castellano fires a thumbs up while onboard Keen Ice prior to the Travers SAR R11 8/29/15

Castellano fires a thumbs up while onboard Keen Ice prior to the Travers

>>> G1 $1mil Sword Dancer: Flintshire proves best
>>> G1 $700K Forego: Private Zone all the way
>>> G1 $500K King's Bishop: Runhappy scores a record-time victory
>>> G1 $500K Ballerina: Unbridled Forever scores
>>> G1 $750K Personal Ensign: Sheer Drama produces a minor upset
>>> G2 $400K Ballston Spa: South American invader Dacita wins


>>> 18,000 show up to watch American Pharoah gallop at Saratoga on Fri
>>> VIDEO: Bob Baffert on Friday at Saratoga
>>> VIDEO: Crowd - estimated at 15K - at Saratoga on Fri morning for Pharoah workout
>>> VIDEO: Bob Baffert on bringing American Pharoah to Saratoga

>>> TV ALERT: NBC, Sat 4-6pm, Travers, Sword Dancer, Forego
>>> West: In a Travers laden with inevitability, the most compelling question has become the winning margin.
>>> Finley: Don't be afraid to bet the Travers
>>> Layden/Sports Illustrated: American Pharoah's run in the Travers sure to have fans holding their breath
>>> Zayat: Churchill asked about race for Pharoah
>>> West: Is American Pharoah vulnerable?
>>> Davidowitz: A strong American Pharoah has date with Travers
>>> Ehalt: Travers the right spot for American Pharoah
>>> Why Baffert didn't need too much convincing to run Pharoah at the 'Graveyard of Favorites'
>>> Rees: American Pharoah arrives at Saratoga
>>> VIDEO: American Pharoah arrives at Saratoga
>>> Haskin: Travers Stakes - High Anxiety
>>> Rees: Texas Red gets his American Pharoah rematch

>>> Starr/Equibase: Travers analysis/selections

Sat preview/SARATOGA: Free PPs
>>> G1 $1.6mil Travers
>>> G1 $1mil Sword Dancer... See SAR Sat R10
>>> G1 $700K Forego... SAR Sat R9
>>> G1 $500K King's Bishop... SAR Sat R8
>>> G1 $500K Ballerina... SAR Sat R7
>>> G1 $750K Personal Ensign... SAT Sat R6



>>> Racing Post: American Pharoah may finally have found some competition -- Beholder
>>> Hayward: National anti-doping agency would be the most important development in US racing in over a decade
>>> Saratoga Forum: No easy way to proceed on Lasix issue
>>> Brennan: American Pharoah among the current roster of four finalists for athlete/sportsperson/sports people of 2015
>>> Sports wagering ruling the latest blow to Monmouth Park
>>> 2013 Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice retired
>>> Wow! Curlin-Rachel Alexandra offspring Jess's Dream impresses in career debut at Saratoga
>>> Texas: Retama Park locale city leaders brace for horse racing decision ... Texas Racing Commission funding in jeopardy
>>> Houston Chronicle: Tuesday brought the latest round in the feud between senators and the Texas Racing Commission
>>> N Dakota: Horse racing in Fargo 'fairly likely' in 2016
>>> Oaklawn: Record $27mil in purses in 2016
>>> VIDEO/Saratoga: Friday's Red Jacket induction ceremony
>>> Meet the father and son team so crucial to the Todd Pletcher operation
>>> The axe hovers overhead, but it's carry on regardless at British racing's funding HQ
>>> Victor Espinoza joins Dancing with the Stars
>>> TV audience for York's International shows ifficulties of promoting major Flat races in the face of uncertain running plans
>>> Research: Can Cobalt enhance performance?
>>> AP: American Pharoah still front and center on racing's stage
>>> Graves: Darnell Wayne Lukas turns 80 in two weeks, but the 'Bionic Trainer' maintains the same regimen and discipline he used when he first came to Saratoga in the 1980's...
>>> Inside the mafia's illegal street horse racing in Italy... Welcome to Fast and Furious, Sicilian-style, where horses are the cars that are exploited
>>> Saratoga: Rice siblings continue in family tradition
>>> Jockey John Velazquez gets win No. 800 at Saratoga
>>> Wildfires in US northwest causes cancellation at Canadian racetrack
>>> Coalition for Horse Racing Integrity critical of California Lasix delay
>>> "Drug testing has a public reputation that far exceeds its capabilities"... How cheats cheat: why dopers have the edge in athletics' war on drugs
>>> CHRB delays any action on third-party Lasix
>>> Ky: Instant Racing machines poised to soar even higher
>>> Owner Watch: 'Weather geek' Schera just can't stop himself buying racehorses
>>> Five reasons American Pharoah might want to skip the Travers
>>> Saratoga mayor challenges nation on racehorse retirement
>>> Donald Trump pokes at --- Secretariat?!?
>>> American Pharoah vs Beholder, wow
>>> Trainer Dale Romans jokes, "I want to thank [NYRA CEO] Chris Kay for capping the crowd at 50,000 and limiting the number of people who are going to boo my horse."

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GENERAL NEWS
Jock Watch: Trevor McCarthy to hospital for back x-ray

Latest NTRA weekly poll: The Pizza Man hits the Top Ten [pdf]

Monmouth Park trying to lure American Pharoah back for Sept race

Davidowitz: Baffert yet to decide when Pharoah will run

Daley: Travers will be a great event, with or without 'Pharoah'

American Pharoah among 16 Travers noms

American Pharoah perfect in Del Mar work on Sunday

Albany Business Review hosts Power Breakfast event focusing on economic benefits of horse racing

Wise Dan works, Woodbine Mile most likely

Commentary/Jockey Club veep: Horse racing needs an independent anti-doping agency

Attorneys: Horse racing drug prosecutions on solid ground

Delaware to review safety protocols after paddock mishap

New Jersey State Senate honored Monmouth Park and the racetrack's recent success in hosting Triple Crown winner American Pharoah... "It is both proper and fitting for this House to pause in its deliberations to acknowledge Dennis Drazin and Monmouth Park Racetrack for their considerable contributions to this State."

One of John Nerud's finest: Remembering the remarkable Ta Wee

Haskin: Nerud, The Fox, and The Rivalry

White: John Nerud - A racing giant passes away... More...

An American in Paris: How Gina Rarick made her mark in French racing

How a low-budget horse trader unearthed two Royal Ascot G1 winners in four years

Haskin: The females behind American Pharoah

Arkansas commission opposes medication bills

Four new members elected to The Jockey Club

Whoops! Stews investigating as Aussie TV commentator's texts and betting records seem to indicate he backed a horse he didn't give out to his TV viewers!

Genaro: (Where are the) Women in Racing?

The inspirational architecture of the racecourse that gave the world its first grandstand

Sole Power: Owner Mongelluzzo, others team up to help backstretch workers with new shoes [pdf]

Horsemen file suit against Illinois HBPA

60th season set for Turf Paradise

UPI weekend racing recaps

Sun results: Danish Dynaformer romps in the $500K Breeders' Stakes, the third jewel in Canada's Triple Crown, at Woodbine

Sun results: Stryker Phd repeats in G3 $200K Longacres Mile Hcp

American Pharoah maintains top spot on latest 'World's Best Racehorse Rankings'

International: Downplaying weather concerns ahead of next week's Gleneagles - Golden Horn clash

Arlington Million brings big tourism business to suburbs

Steward Eddie Arroyo to oversee Arlington Million for 23rd time

San Diego Union-Trib guest commentary: Uniform drug test rules needed to level field for horse racing

Wyoming: Live horse racing growing in state

Calvin Borel to ride opening weekend at Remington Park

Ehalt: Don't believe the hype all the time. Sometimes a horse with racing experience can offer solid value in a field filled with first-time starters

White: Will American Pharoah make his next start in the G1, $1.25mil Travers Stakes at Saratoga on Aug 29? That is the big question being asked by racing enthusiasts these days

DeSantis: News regarding a strategic partnership between Equibase and STATS truly is exciting. I can't wait to see what novel handicapping angles the world's leading sports technology, data and content company delivers

Plonk: "I've spent the better part of today researching the amazing career of D. Wayne Lukas for an upcoming Night School special event that will celebrate his 80th birthday."

Jock Watch: Castellano's Saratoga Blog – Week 4

Saratoga: Sam the Bugler goes to the sidelines

UPI horse racing weekend preview

Lady Eli making 'remarkable progress'

Race Track Industry Program at the University of Arizona: The program is small but its alumni permeate every layer of the racing industry

Saratoga handle, other revenue spikes

Wyoming: Historic horse racing generating revenue, but at what cost?

Barretts set for first Del Mar yearling swale

Saratoga:All tickets officially sold out for Travers Day

Trainer Watch: Casse decides not to finish out Del Mar meet

Fasig-Tipton NY-bred sale set to soar

Texas: Could horse racing end Aug 31? Regulator runs into budget limbo

Industry veteran Hale elected TRF chairman

Virginia racing plans continue to take shape

From claimer to G1 to retirement: Catching up with Mabou [pdf]

>>> Legendary horseman John Nerud dies at 102
>>> Haskin: The legacy of John Nerud
>>> Sports Illustrated: A few things to know about racing legend John Nerud
>>> Hall of Fame horse trainer John Nerud dies, but his Staten Island connection lives on
>>> Photo gallery: John Nerud

Racing Post looks at last weekend's Whitney and declares: Pharoah head and shoulders above the rest... "It looks like the triple crowner could go unbeaten all season."
Latest NTRA weekly poll... Liam's Map zooms to #5
Moreno retired
Angst: Come-from-behind horses may most miss Moreno
BC Juvenile points doubled on Road to Derby
International preview: Gleneagles and Golden Horn set to clash in G1 Juddmonte at York
NBC Sports, MJC extend Preakness agreement
Ky Gov Beshear: We have a trust issue in horse racing
Jock Watch: Javier Castellano's Saratoga blog
Racing history: Legacy of the 'Grey Ghost': Native Dancer never lost at Saratoga
Davidowitz: Top notch racing on each coast as we wait on Pharoah
NYRA caps Travers attendance at 50K
Baffert indicates Travers next for 'Pharoah'
Baffert visits Saratoga; can Triple Crown winner be next?
Baffert 'trying to make' Travers with Pharoah
Lawyer withdraws libel suit vs Pharoah owner
Jock Watch: Leandro Goncalves -- A jockey's life: One long, bumpy ride
Victor Espinoza to receive Pincay Award
Next generation of handicapping tools: Equibase, STATS partner on big data projects
Suffolk Downs gets OK for three racing days
CHRB clears PVal to exercise horses
MJC starts second phase of barn construction
Canada: Century Downs horse racing a big boost for the industry
Q&A with Barstool Sports founder, racehorse owner David Portnoy... "A couple buddies and I got together and bought the first one together. Now I'm hooked."
Castellano goes back to back as Jockeys' Guild Jockey of the Week
History: Discovery the only horse to win three straight Whitney Hcps
Opinion: Thoroughbred horse racing's drug rules overdue for federal reform
Stanley Cup comes to Saratoga
VIDEO: Saratoga native making track history as first female steward
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Arc an option for Golden Horn

Royal Ascot winner Olly Stevens to quit training

Longchamp finally gets rebuild go-ahead

Euro connections appeal DQ in Arlington's G1 Bev D

Fri results/international: Mecca's Angel wins G1 Nunthorpe at York ... Wes Ward/Irad Ortiz tema run solid second with 2YO filly Acapulco

Chart: G1 Nunthrope

Frankie Dettori crowned leading jockey at York after four days of action


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