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  • American Pharoah, Pletcher, Fisher Join Hall of Fame (5/5/2021) - Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, seven-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher, and 13-time champion steeplechase trainer Jack Fisher comprise the National Museum of Racing’s 2021 Hall of Fame class.
  • Hall of Famer American Pharoah Dazzled Baffert (5/5/2021) - Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah joined “Big Red” in another highly exclusive club with the May 5 announcement that he has been inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
  • Hall of Fame Strengthens Pletcher’s Ties to Saratoga (5/5/2021) - Fittingly, when Todd Pletcher received his greatest recognition May 5, it also centered around the Spa. He was voted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga in his first year of eligibility.
  • Dubai Fountain to Head Straight to Epsom Oaks (5/5/2021) - Dubai Fountain will head straight to Epsom for next month’s Cazoo Oaks (G1) after announcing herself as a live contender for the classic with victory May 5 in the listed Cheshire Oaks for trainer Mark Johnston.
  • Jockey Saliva Test Pilot Seeks to Eliminate Drug Use (5/5/2021) - Saliva testing jockeys for prohibited substances has been launched in Britain with the head of the Professional Jockeys Association Paul Struthers.
  • Jackpocket Named NYRA’s Official Mobile Lottery Partner (5/5/2021) - Jackpocket, the first and only licensed third-party app lottery app in the United States and the New York Racing Association, Inc. announced today their partnership establishing Jackpocket as the official mobile lottery partner of NYRA.
  • NTRA Releases 2020 Legislative Annual Report (5/5/2021) - The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) 2020 Legislative Action Campaign (LAC) Annual Report is now available on the association’s website and can be downloaded.
  • Youth Spirit Showcases Derby Potential in Chester Vase (5/5/2021) - Andrew Balding looks set to go to the Cazoo Derby (G1) next month with a chance of success, 50 years on from his father Ian’s famous victory with Mill Reef, after Youth Spirit passed his Epsom audition with flying colors…
  • Metz Contests CHRB Bisphosphonate Complaint (5/5/2021) - The CHRB and legal counsel for trainer Jeff Metz are in discussions after the trainer had a horse test positive for tiludronic acid (Tildren), a bisphosphonate, following a race at Santa Anita last fall, the trainer’s attorney, Darrell Vienna, said. 
  • Brown Aims to Return to Preakness With Crowded Trade (5/5/2021) - Four years after securing his first victory in a Triple Crown race in the Preakness Stakes (G1), trainer Chad Brown is aiming Crowded Trade for Pimlico Race Course’s signature event May 15.
  • Nominating Committee Unveils Diverse HISA Board (5/5/2021) - The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority’s nominating committee announced May 5 members of its board of directors and standing committees.
  • Ward Saddles the Trio to Beat in Mamzelle (5/5/2021) - Fresh off securing a seventh leading trainer title from the Keeneland Spring Meet, Ward enters a trio of speedy sophomore fillies, led by Stonestreet Stables’ Wink, in the May 8 Mamzelle Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs.
  • Bradley, Trainer of Groupie Doll, to Retire (5/5/2021) - Buff Bradley has done just about everything involving horses. He’s bred them, raised them, trained them, and cared for them after their racing days. Now, he’s ready for his latest chapter, one that leaves horse training behind.
  • Stamina Test Awaits Tapwater in Santa Barbara (5/5/2021) - A miler throughout much of her career, LNJ Foxwoods’ Tapwater aims to turn up the heat going a mile and a half on turf in the May 8 $100,000 Santa Barbara Stakes (G3T) at Santa Anita Park.
  • Connections Hope Risk Taking Bounces Back in Peter Pan (5/5/2021) - In a race that typically produces a Belmont Stakes (G1) starter or two, grade 3 winner Risk Taking will start from the outside in an expected field of six 3-year-olds in the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (G3) May 8 at…
  • Gufo Makes First Start at 4 in Man o’ War at Belmont (5/5/2021) - Attrition has taken its toll on the top 3-year-old male dirt horses in 2020 with both of the classic winners, Horse of the Year Authentic and Tiz the Law, currently enjoying their new life as a stallion.
  • Thoroughbred Daily News Icon Fresh Off Derby/Oaks Double, John Velazquez Joins Writers’ Room (5/5/2021) - There’s been a lot of attention, rightfully so, on Bob Baffert in the wake of his record-breaking seventh GI Kentucky Derby conquest Saturday. But John Velazquez made a little history of his own under the Twin Spires this weekend, becoming…
  • DRF’s Horse Racing Playbook for Thursday, May 6, 2021 (5/5/2021) - Daily Racing Form has served as the most trusted source of news and information about the sport since 1894, and moving forward we have decided to provide a free daily playbook; something that both hardcore horseplayers and casual observers can…
  • Harness: Hall of Famer trainer Ron Gurfein, 80, dies (5/5/2021) - Hall of Fame trainer Ron Gurfein, 80, died May 5, 2021.
  • Paulick Report Icon New Indictment, Court Documents Reveal More About Drug Makers In Federal Case (5/5/2021) - Two more people have been indicted as part of an ongoing federal case focusing on adulterated and misbranded performance-enhancing drugs in horse racing. On March 11, a new superseding indictment was filed in the United States District Court for the…
  • Scioto: Signal to be sent out in HD starting May 5 (5/5/2021) - Eldorado Scioto Downs is now set to broadcast the signal to all outlets, including TVG, RTN and ADWs, in high definition (HD).
  • Paulick Report Icon Tapwater, McCarthy Duo Top Marathon Santa Barbara Lineup (5/5/2021) - LNJ Foxwoods’ Tapwater heads a field of eight fillies and mares going a marathon mile and one half on turf in Saturday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Santa Barbara Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Trained by Hall of Famer Richard…
  • Paulick Report Icon Non-Uniform Saddle Sweat Patterns May Indicate An Issue (5/5/2021) - The way a horse sweats under his saddle can indicate if he’s wearing well-fitting or ill-fitting tack. If the horse has his saddle and pad removed after exercising and his coat has odd-shaped sweat patterns, something may be amiss. A…
  • Metz, CHRB reach agreement in principle to settle bisphosphonate positive (5/5/2021) - The attorney for trainer Jeff Metz and the California Horse Racing Board have reached “common ground” on a settlement agreement in the adjudication of the finding of a bisphosphonate in the post-race sample of a horse trained by Metz following…
  • Thoroughbred Daily News Icon Body & Soul: Hey Sport, How Ya Doin’? (5/5/2021) - Your correspondent distinctly remembers interviewing a youngish financial guru over lunch at The Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel on Central Park West. It was in 1977, and it was shortly after Seattle Slew won the Triple Crown, something one…
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