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Date: 05/22/2010

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NY congressman wants uniform drug standards in horse racing (The Associated Press)
A New York congressman plans to introduce a bill establishing uniform drug and medication standards in thoroughbred racing that would be overseen by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Paul Tonko, an upstate Democrat whose district includes Saratoga Race Course, made the announcement in Washington on Friday. The legislation would allow the USADA to create a drug agency specifically for racing. [more]

Bob Baffert grows into racing's grateful elder statesman (The Associated Press)

FILE- In this May 2, 2015, file photo, trainer Bob Baffert, left, holds up the winning trophy alongside Ahmed Zayat, owner of American Pharoah, after American Pharoah won the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Baffert says

Bob Baffert came blasting into thoroughbred racing in Southern California talking smack. It wasn't long before he piled up 11 wins in Triple Crown races - two behind leader D. Wayne Lukas - and ditched his big hat but kept the boots. Ambitious can give you an edge that people don't like,'' said Baffert, who will try for the first Triple Crown since 1978 when American Pharoah runs in the Belmont Stakes next Saturday.


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Kentucky farm's horse statue serves as stand-in at NY park (The Associated Press)
A Kentucky thoroughbred farm's statue of a famous breeding stallion is serving as a stand-in for a new feature being unveiled at a New York park. Monday's dedication of Centennial Park in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs was to include the unveiling of a welcoming display featuring a statue of Native Dancer, one of racing's greatest horses and the winner in 21 of 22 career races. The Storm Cat statue was installed Thursday. [more]

Baffert comes to defense of American Pharoah owner Zayat (The Associated Press)
Trainer Bob Baffert says ''it's a shame'' that a lawsuit involving American Pharoah owner Ahmed Zayat has become an issue in the buildup to the Belmont Stakes next Saturday. Speaking on a national conference call Thursday, Baffert said some people are ''jealous'' of Zayat's good fortune of owning a Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner about to attempt to win the Triple Crown. Last week, Zayat asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit accusing him of owing $1.65 million to a man who says he fronted the owner the money for bets placed at offshore casinos. [more]

9 likely challengers await American Pharoah in Belmont (The Associated Press)

Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah, Martin Garcia up, breezes at Churchill Downs in Louisville, K.Y, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. (Churchill Downs/Reed Palmer Photography via AP) NO SALES

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah figures to have nine challengers when he runs in the Belmont Stakes next week, trying to become the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years. Seven of his expected rivals return from the Derby or the Preakness, while two others are new to the Triple Crown trail. The latest horse to join the mix Thursday was The Truth or Else, who has two wins in two starts at Belmont Park.


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