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On this page I will collect a few of the top news stories in various aspects of horse racing from around the world. For more news stories, be sure to check my list of links to the top racing news sites.

News Index
A search engine that will find all the latest horse racing stories online. Very good service! They will even email a report to you daily.

More on the Alydar trial
From ESPN: Alton Stone was convicted of two counts of making a false statement to a grand jury about the 1990 death of the famed race horse. If you want more check the excellent book about the rise and fall of Calumet Farm, A Wild Ride by Ann Auerbach.

Owner of Wild Again to buy DeBartolo tracks
From Tulsa World: First steps have been taken toward the purchase of Louisian Downs, Thistledown, and Remington Park.

Sandy Hawley retires
From The Sun: He rode his final race Wednesday finishing 3rd in the Dominion Day Stakes to cap off his 30 year career. Also check this article in the Star for more.

Lone Start Park turns a profit
From Star Telegram: Nice to hear in these days of tracks closing and heavy losses.

Skippy kicks their butts
From SportsLine: Skip Away made it 7 in a row today as he marches on toward the all time money earning record. Apparently Gentlemen wasn't up to the challenge after the layoff as he fizzled to third.

Michigan mess
From detnews.com: Date requests submitted for the racing dates to be awarded Oct. 31 were an interesting lot.

Exclusive to miss the Eclipse
From Sporting Life: The Coronation Stakes winner Exclusive will miss this weekends Eclipse Stakes due to the soft going.

Calumet Trophy offer accepted
From CNNSI: The trustees for the creditors have decided to accept the $2.7 million offer that is a combination of state funds and money raised by the Save the Trophies fund.

Banned vet fires back
From NY Post: Dr. Michael Galvin, banned for seven months for alleged improper activities at the track, is suing NYRA for $20 million for "malicious, wrongful" prosecution. This case gets more bizarre every day! Check below for updates:

Harness Racing News
From USTA: Recaps of the weekends stakes races plus other harness racing news.

Major Thoroughbred Race Results
From Fox Sports: Updated weekly, gives the top three finishers and upcoming races. Check here for 3 year old race results and upcoming stakes.

1998 NTRA National Thoroughbred Poll
Monday Jun 29, 1998
    HORSE              AGE  SEX   STARTS   1-2-3   PTS PVS
 1. Skip Away (21)      5   horse    5     5-0-0   219   1
 2. Silver Charm (1)    4   colt     4     3-1-0   190   2
 3. Real Quiet          3   colt     6     2-3-0   149   3
 4. Victory Gallop      3   colt     5     3-2-0   115   4
 5. Joyeux Danseur      5   horse    4     4-0-0   106   5
 6. Gentlemen           6   horse    3     1-1-0    80   7
 7. Fiji                4   filly    5     5-0-0    72   6
 8. Chief Bearhart      5   horse    2     1-1-0    50   8
 9. Maxzene             5   mare     3     3-0-0    41   9
10. Awesome Again       4   colt     2     2-0-0    38  10
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