Gary West
Fleck of rhythmic darkness

With the fleck of a horse moving more quickly than anybody or anything near him, the activity easily could have been mistaken for a workout. But it wasn't.

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Gary West
Bayern ships for tough test

Trainer Bob Baffert wanted to leave his Haskell-winning colt in California this weekend, but a potential Travers Stakes victory was enough for the Hall of Fame trainer to ship Bayern to Saratoga.

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Amanda Duckworth
A step in the right direction

Horse racing is making strides when it comes to the care of its athletes

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Jay Cronley
Horse racing's good list

Here are 57 good things about horse racing.

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Bill Finley
Sitting tall in the saddle

Jockey Nikeela Renae Black has taken the law into her own hands.

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In the Gate: Horse Racing Podcasts
Toast of the Summer

Jockey Irad Ortiz (Kid Cruz; Travers) & trainer Jamie Osborne (Toast of New York; Pacific Classic) preview Saratoga's & Del Mar's signature races, plus Barry Abrams' commentary.

Dreaming of Greatness

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin on Jess's Dream, son of 2-time Horse of the Year Curlin and 2009 HoY Rachel Alexandra. Teresa Genaro analyzes, plus a Barry Abrams commentary.

The Prince Awaits

Trainer John Shirreffs on impending debut of Cozmic One -- first foal of 2010 Horse of the Year, Zenyatta. Plus, DRF's Steve Andersen on Del Mar turf course controversy.