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Takeout Just One Symptom of the Disease
The pari-mutuel model needs to be updated in order for horse racing to grow handle.

Summer Front Aims to Defend Miami Mile Crown
Waterford Stable's Summer Front will try to win the Miami Mile Handicap (gr. IIIT) for a second straight year when the 5-year-old son of War Front faces an expected 13 rivals in the April 19 race.

Stronach Takes Stand on Integrity Reforms
"Now, more than ever, we as track operators, horsemen and regulators must come together to do everything we can to prevent any abuse of our Thoroughbred athletes," Stronach said.

Street Boss Colt Among Top OBS Day 2 Workers
Three juveniles each sped an eighth of a mile in :09 4/5 to share honors for the fastest time at the distance during the second under tack preview for Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds April 16.

Regulators Begin Asmussen Investigations
At least one regulator investigating violations alleged in a PETA video posted last month involving the stable of trainer Steve Asmussen expects the inquiry to take at least several months.

Model Drug Rules in Place for Delaware Meet
The National Uniform Medication Program will be in place when Delaware Park begins its 2014 racing season May 17, according to the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission.

Midnight Hawk Brings Illinois Derby Intrigue
Given the colt's Chicago connections, it's not surprising Bob Baffert would send Midnight Hawk to the April 19 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne. As for his plans from there on out, you'll have to read between the lines.

Ky Derby: Form, Pedigree, Speed, & Red Flags
Doug Salvatore profiles each of the expected Kentucky Derby starters in terms of classic breeding and current form/speed.

Kauai Katie Makes Her 2014 Debut in Distaff
Todd Pletcher-trained filly makes first start in nearly nine months in six-furlong test at Aqueduct Racetrack April 19.

Injury Knocks Constitution Off Derby Trail
Besilu Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Constitution will miss the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the other two Triple Crown races after a hairline fracture in his front right cannon bone was discovered.

Illinois Gaming Plans Would Slice Racing Aid
The latest blueprints for expanding gaming in Illinois appear to scale back dramatically on aid for the racing industry.

Hamilton Joins Darby Dan Farm
Darby Dan Farm has named John Hamilton as the director of client development at the Lexington farm.

Game On Dude Arrives for Charles Town Classic
Game On Dude arrived in West Virginia April 15 ahead of his expected start in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) April 19, when he will bid for a repeat victory in the race.

Flattering Bea Needs Hot Sugar Maple Pace
James Arrison's homebred Flattering Bea, a stakes winner locally, will hope for a quick early pace when she faces nine other fillies and mares in the $200,000 Sugar Maple Stakes at at Charles Town April 19.

Fillies Sparkle in Furlong Drills at OBS
A quartet of fillies topped the breeze tab at Ocala Training Center in Ocala, Fla., April 15 during the first of four under-tack previews for next week's Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

Fayette Winners Square Off in Ben Ali
Newsdad and Nikki's Sandcastle, winners of the past two runnings of Keeneland's Fayette Stakes (gr. II), top the field of 10 older runners entered for the Lexington track's $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) April 19.

Emollient Back at Keeneland in Doubledogdare
Juddmonte homebred, 2-for-2 at Keeneland after notching double grade I wins at the Lexington oval, finds softer spot April 18 in $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (gr. III).

Eight Rivals Try Kid Cruz in Federico Tesio
Kid Cruz, a four-length winner of the Private Terms Stakes, takes a step toward a possible Preakness (gr. I) start as the 120-pound highweight in the $100,000 Federico Tesio Stakes April 19 at Pimlico Race Course.

Dude Back On Game for Charles Town Classic
His reputation restored with a superb win in the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Game On Dude looks for a repeat victory in the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic (gr. II) the night of April 17 at Charles Town Races.

Divine Oath Heads Coolmore Lexington
Let's Go Stable's undefeated Divine Oath will make his stakes debut April 19 in the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. III) at Keeneland after failing to draw in to the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I).

Denali Promotes Jarrett, Adds Bayer to Team
Craig and Holly Bandoroff's Denali Stud announced Audrey Jarrett has been promoted to director of sales and Beth Bayer has been added to the sales team.

Coolmore Lexington: A Prep in Its Prime
The Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II), which served as a springboard for Charismatic in 1999, is no longer a key Kentucky Derby prep. However, Keeneland's 1 1/16-mile event was once a well-worn path to Louisville.

Blue Grass Runner-Up Medal Count Derby Bound
Medal Count, runner-up in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes April 12, will make his next start in the Kentucky Derby May 3 at Churchill Downs, trainer Dale Romans confirmed April 1.

Bejarano Picks Up Derby Mount on Wildcat Red
Jockey Rafael Bejarano has been tabbed to ride Wildcat Red in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), becoming the sixth jockey employed by trainer Jose Garoffalo in the colt's past six starts.

Barretts May Sale Catalog Now Online
The catalog for the Barretts May sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age is now online and will be mailed soon.

Animal Disease Tracking Map Launched
Infectious disease researchers in Canada have launched an interactive online map designed to track diseases in dogs, cats, and horses around the world. The "Worms and Germs Map" can be accessed for free online.

And They're Off: The End of the Trail Edition
Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss injuries on the Kentucky Derby Trail, the Arkansas Derby and the Blue Grass, the Churchill Downs takeout increase and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

AHC's Issues Forum Scheduled for June 24
"Where Have All the Horses Gone" is the theme for the American Horse Council's 2014 National Issues Forum held June 24 in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the AHC's annual meeting.

2014 Stallion Showcase
A gallery of stallions from across the country.

'A Not-To-Be-Missed Uptown Society Event'
Elite sport and high-end chic come together with the 20th international edition of the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup (HK-I), set for Sunday, April 27, at Sha Tin Racecourse.

Jockeys' Leaderboard: Mount Earnings
1.   Javier Castellano $5,765,931
2.   Mike Smith $4,600,671
3.   Joel Rosario $4,393,216
4.   Rafael Bejarano $4,131,164
5.   Rosie Napravnik $4,006,676
6.   Irad Ortiz, Jr. $3,794,705
7.   Jose L. Ortiz $3,752,721
8.   Luis Saez $3,182,292
9.   Victor Espinoza* $2,992,198
10.   Corey Nakatani $2,891,391
As of 04/14/14
*non-Member
 
 
Jockeys' Leaderboard: Wins
1.   Javier Castellano 119
2.   Russell Baze 109
3.   Rosie Napravnik 89
4.   Antonio Gallardo 86
5.   Ronnie Allen, Jr.* 85
6.   Rafael Bejarano 81
7.   Irad Ortiz, Jr. 81
8.   Edgard Zayas 79
9.   Trevor McCarthy* 74
10.   Ry Eikelberry* 74
As of 04/14/14
*non-Member
 
 
Quarter Horse Jockey Standings: Mount Earnings
1.   Esgar Ramirez $598,024
2.   Omar Reyes $596,844
3.   Jessie Lavario* $581,045
4.   Larry Gamez* $522,419
5.   Jaime Parga Leos* $468,929
6.   Jimmy Dean Brooks $453,578
7.   G. R. Carter $429,315
8.   Oscar Delgado $375,930
9.   Alonso Rivera* $367,670
10.   L. Salvador Martinez $355,151
As of 04/14/14
*non-Member
 
 
Quarter Horse Jockey Standings: Wins
1.   Jessie Levario* 45
2.   John Hamilton 38
3.   Omar Reyes 36
4.   Alfonso Lujan 32
5.   Esgar Ramirez 31
6.   Danny Lavergne 31
7.   Martin Rubalcava 29
8.   Donald Watson* 28
9.   David A. Alvarez* 27
10.   Jimmy Dean Brooks 25
As of 04/14/14
*non-Member
 
 

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