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Stronach takes huge step forward in medication regulation

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Frank Stronach announced Wednesday that all Stronach-owned racetracks will have an in-house "strictly regulated pharmacy" and will prohibit "anyone from having any medications in their possession unless those medications have been properly prescribed for a therapeutic treatment program." In addition, there will be automatic drug testing for all horses who ship in to race.

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Caixa Electronica involved in fatal collision

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A horrible story from Belmont this morning.

AGSC's Stakes Changes in 2013

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There are still too many 2yo G1s, but some other good changes were made. The short of it is: Ups: La Troienne (G2 to G1) Azeri (G3 to G2) Sabin (G3 to G2) Holy Bull (G3 to G2) Swale (G3 to G2) CT Oaks (New G3) Torrey Pines (New G3) LA Woman (New G3) Downs: Prioriess (G1 to G2) Princess Rooney (G1 to G2) Go For Wand (G2 to G3) Santa Barbara Handicap (G2 to G3) Vagrancy (G2 to G3) Dwyer (G2 to G3) Sanford (G2 to G3) La Jolla (G2 to G3) Hutcheson (G2 to G3) Sapling (G3 to none) Ohio Derby (G3 to none) All fine changes, I think. Maybe only the Prioress downgrade can be questioned.

Light 'em up: Flat Out takes the Cigar

Old pro Flat Out wins the Cigar Mile in New York.

Sunday News, Links and BC Draw Information

With just under a week to go before the start of the 2013 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita, we take a quick look at the items making news around the world of racing.

2013 Breeders' Cup Mile: Wise Dan seeks a double

Wise Dan looks for a repeat in the Mile and as Horse of the Year.

Preakness winner Oxbow retired, will enter stud at Taylor Made | Kentucky.com

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I don't think this comes as a total shock as the quotes after his injury certainly suggested a high degree of probability that the Preakness winner would never race again. But, still, it would have been nice to see a bit more of this colt.

Keeneland fall meet rolls on

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Thoughts on today's QEII at Keeneland, plus a "thanks" to all those that support this site.

Treve steamrolls her rivals at Longchamp

Europe's biggest race goes to three-year-old filly Treve (FR); Japanese champion and 2012 Arc runner-up Orfevre (JPN) is second again.

Super Saturday Open Thread

Some quick thoughts ahead of today's Super Saturday action at Belmont and Santa Anita.

Jockey Club Gold Cup headlines Super Saturday

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Orb and Palace Malice face older horses for the first time in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, while Breeders' Cup contenders on both coasts are ready for their final prep races.

Keeneland Yearling Sale a Huge Success

Note: Headline may be understating the actual results

Penn Derby: Will Take Charge continues his roll

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Travers winner Will Take Charge wins the Pennsylvania Derby and heads towards the Breeders' Cup on an excellent run of form.

Final Breeders' Cup preparations begin

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It's hard to follow a good rant by Tribe but I'll do my best on this Friday morning. Actually, this isn't a rant at all - we'll just ramble on.

Woodbine Mile: Wise Dan wins under wraps

Wise Dan won the $1 million Woodbine Mile in the easiest of manners as he rolls towards the Breeders' Cup and a chance to defend his title of "Horse of the Year".

Woodbine Mile: Wise Dan invades Canada

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2012 American Horse of the Year Wise Dan is back in Canada to defend his title in the Woodbine Mile.

Kentucky Turf Cup 2013

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Kentucky Downs prepares for a big day and Woodbine gets things warmed up on Saturday head of a main course of graded stakes on Sunday.

Weekend Open Thread: A Del Mar Holiday

A weekend of turf meeting the surf.

Keeneland September Yearling Sale Preview

Fall is fast approaching, as is the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

Pacific Classic: Game On Dude romps at Del Mar

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If the 2013 Pacific Classic was a prize fight, it would have been stopped at the top of the stretch.

Travers Race Replay

The full race video via NBC Sports.

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2013 Travers Stakes Video

Will Take Charge surges past Moreno in the final strides of the Mid-summer Derby.

Travers: Will Take Charge nips Moreno

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Bombs away at Saratoga as long shots upset the Grade 1 Travers.

Pacific Classic: Dullahan back to defend his title

A full field of thirteen will load into the gate for Sunday's Grade 1 Pacific Classic at Del Mar.

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