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NYRA & MSG Networks Extend Contract

The New York Racing Association and MSG Networks announced a multi-year extension of their long-standing agreement for MSGN's telecast of NYRA's racing progamming, including their flagship 'live' shows. With this agreement in place, MSG+ will continue to be the regional home for all NYRA racing. In 2018, MSGN's coverage of NYRA racing will expand to include 225 hours of live racing and analysis, including all 40 days of Saratoga Live. With the addition of select Aqueduct Live shows, beginning with a special Charles Town Classic show Apr. 21, MSGN expects...

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Churchill Announces New Derby Week Security Measures

Churchill Downs will institute new entry procedures that will be in effect for guests visiting the track any day of Kentucky Derby Week, starting Saturday, April 28 through Derby day May 5. The track launched KentuckyDerbyParking.com to help visitors plan their arrival. "Churchill Downs has invested heavily to improve the arrival and entry experience for all our guests and employees. We want to ensure a safe and secure environment, while helping people get in and out of the venue as efficiently as possible," said Churchill President Kevin Flanery. "We encourage...

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Magician Coming Back To Ireland

Coolmore stallion Magician (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}-Absolutelyfabulous {Ire}, by Mozart {Ire}) will relocate from Ashford Stud to Coolmore's Castlehyde Stud in Cork next month. The G1 Irish 2000 Guineas winner's eldest crop are now 2-year-olds and his covering fee has been set at €7,500. Magician's yearlings sold quite well last autumn; he had six sell for an average of 67,333gns and a top price of 210,000gns which was for a colt out of Perfect Step (Ire) (Iffraaj {GB}), bought by Amanda Skiffington on behalf of Coolmore at Tattersalls Book 2 from...

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Intello’s Nordic Lights Remains Unbeaten At HQ
Intello’s Nordic Lights Remains Unbeaten At HQ

6th-NEW, £10,000, Cond, 4-19, 3yo, 10fT, 2:04.72, gd. NORDIC LIGHTS (GB) (c, 3, Intello {Ger}--Marika {GB} {SW-Eng}, by Marju {Ire}), who scored in taking fashion on debut over 10 furlongs on Lingfield's Polytrack Mar. 7, raced towards the fore throughout the early stages. In front with a half mile remaining, the 5-2 second favourite was joined and headed soon after by the strong-travelling Argentello (Ire) (Intello {Ger}) but stuck to the task to regain the advantage approaching the final furlong. Staying on stoutly, the 575,000gns TATBRE 2yo had two lengths...

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Notable U.S.-Breds in Japan Apr. 21-22, 2018

In this ongoing series, Heather Anderson subs for Alan Carasso and takes a look ahead at US-bred and/or conceived runners entered for the upcoming weekend at the tracks on the Japan Racing Association circuit, with a focus on pedigree and/or performance in the sales ring. Here are the horses of interest for this weekend running at Tokyo and Kyoto Racecourses. Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 11th-TOK, ¥41,800,000 (US$417k), Open (Oasis S.), 4yo/up, 1600m DREAM KIRARI (h, 6, Giant's Causeway--Truant, by Gone West), third in the G3 Elm S. last term, steps...

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Charlton On A Quest To Find Next Star

It feels unnecessary for Roger Charlton to talk of building his profile. This, after all, is a man who won two Derbies in his first season some 28 years ago, and in the meantime has developed a reputation perhaps the equal of any other current British trainer in terms of pragmatism and maximising the potential of sprinters, stayers and anything in between. Yet racing is a numbers game and memories are short in this data-rich age. So Charlton, who jots down every winner in a small notebook on his desk...

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Diversify Seeks Big Pay Day in CT Classic

Grade I winner and 'TDN Rising Star' Diversify (Bellamy Road) is among a field of seven set to square off in the $1.2-million GII Charles Town Classic Saturday. The New York-bred capped a three-race win streak with a front-running tally in the GI Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont last October, but connections opted to skip the GI Breeders' Cup Classic and he instead shipped to Churchill Downs for the Nov. 24 GI Clark H., in which faded to fourth. That was his first start outside of the Empire State,...

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Craven Demolition For New Approach’s Masar

Charlie Appleby has made his presence felt in a major way this week at Newmarket and 24 hours after Soliloquy (GB) made all under William Buick to capture the G3 Nell Gwyn S. it was deja vu as TDN Rising Star Masar (Ire) (New Approach {Ire}) killed off the opposition in dramatic fashion in Thursday's G3 bet365 Craven S. Setting just a steady tempo early, last year's G3 Solario S. winner who started as the 7-2 second favourite had everything in trouble passing three out and from there it was...

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‘Artist’ Seeks Third Group 1 Win

Stunning when capturing the G1 TJ Smith S. on Apr. 14 by two lengths, his second elite level score, the Gerald Ryan-trained Trapeze Artist (Aus) (Snitzel {Aus}) looks hard to beat in Saturday's G1 All-Aged S. over 1400m. Jumping around slightly in his distances of late, the 3-year-old colt will surely secure himself a more lucrative stud deal if he can claim a third Group 1 victory. Around this time last year, Godolphin's It's Somewhat (Dynaformer) resumed with a Group 3 win followed a victory over this year's G1 Doncaster...

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Outrageous Champagne S.

With two top level chances in Saturday's G1 Moet & Chandon Champagne S. over 1600m at Randwick, Team Hawkes' runners Outrageous (Aus) (All Too Hard {Aus}) and Irukandji (Aus) (Dundeel {NZ}) look capable of continuing their impressive form of late. Third in the G1 Sires' Produce S. over a furlong shorter on Apr. 7, the Brenton Avdulla-ridden Outrageous gained clear running when it was too late last start before charging home, indicating that the step up to the mile should suit. A winner of the G3 Baillieu Qty (1400m) on...

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