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Update 4044: Very sad to not have the explicit support of the NTRA: WALDROPâ€™S WAFFLE.
Update 4043: This is a very interesting adaption to the claiming rule in California, designed to protect owners that give their horses a needed break: Non-claiming rule takes effect in Calif. on Saturday.
Update 4042: Larry Jones received a 7 day suspension and a fine of $500 for his clenbutorol positive in June: JONES SUSPENDED FOR CLENBUTEROL POSITIVE.
Update 4041: Fall weather here at Woodbine. We had eight sets, five before the break and three after the break that went to the gate for some schooling. Having been at the races last night (we did not have any runners, but I went over to "socialize" a little) I was a little tired which made the morning a little longer! Thankfully my horses went nicely and it was an incident-free morning. Not so for others as one loose horse came flying down the backside, going the wrong way, as we were stood in the gate. Another horse sat down in the gate, almost like how a kamel would sit down. Not too funny, but amusing to watch. All was well.
Update 4040: An intriguing idea to encourage more international participation in the Kentucky Derby for next year: British Race Provides Path to Derby.
The Maryland Racing Commission has approved a ban on steroids: Maryland Latest State to Ban Steroids.
Commentator, who at seven years old is as good as he has been, will be an overwhelming choice in the Massachusetts Handicap on Saturday: Commentator takes thrill ride north for MassCap.
For Canadians: Canadian Horse Defense Coalition Call to Action.