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Trending In TDN America

1). Op-Ed: Bill Finley shares his views on banning the whip [except when completely necessary to protect horse and/or rider] in California.

"The members of the CHRB understood the gravity of the situation and understood that something had to be done to appease PETA, et. al. Go ahead and rail against PETA all you want. I’m not a fan either. But they have 700,000 members in California alone and the clout to get things done. You don’t necessarily have to be their friend, but you sure don’t want to be their enemy."

2). Video: A.P. Indy turns 30 at Lane's End.

3). Interview: Claiborne's Walker Hancock speaks to Bill Finley about the perception of the sport in America.

“With my friends who are not involved in racing or weren’t born into it, it is a challenge. They don’t understand things. They have a perception that horses are whipped and they use medication to help them run. It is not a healthy mind set for people to have on our sport."

Trending in TDN Europe

1). Op-Ed: As the European flat season begins to kick into gear, Kevin Blake gives his opinion on the latest crop of first-season sires.

"As can clearly be seen, Muhaarar (GB) (Shadwell) was the stand-out performer in this analysis. The best-ever son of Oasis Dream was in incredibly high demand when he retired to stud at a fee of £30,000 after his exceptional sprinting campaign as a 3-year-old that saw him win four Group 1 races. The commercial breeders that were fortunate enough to get a mare into him were very well rewarded at the yearling sales."

2). Interview: Chris McGrath chats to Mark Dwyer about the breeze-up business in Europe.

"It’s the visual that’s important to me, though I suppose that would probably make me a poor man if I was buying breeze-up horses. And I can see that if you were an agent, and your client’s in Hong Kong, and you’re sending him a list of times, and you want to buy number 100 on the list, it’s going to be a lot harder to make your case."