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Welcome to another edition of America’s Best Racing’s Main Track.      

Each Tuesday in this space we spotlight the most meaningful story of the past week, detailing news that stands out because of its importance or perhaps the emotional response it generates.

Looking ahead, if you believe there’s a story this week that should be featured in next Tuesday’s edition of the Main Track, let us know by tweeting it to @ABRLive using the hashtag #ABRMainTrack.

A lot of folks like me who are horse racing fans are also fans of other sports. We have favorite teams and players to root for and it quenches our competitive thirst to some degree.

One thing I’m sure you have noticed is that the cost of going to a professional sporting event has gone up by leaps and bounds. Someone has to pay for James Harden’s $40 million-a -year contract or these billion-dollar stadiums and arenas.

Each week members of the media around the country vote on the nation's top racehorses, many of whom are aiming for the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar on Nov. 3-4, in the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. With summer racing underway and Del Mar and Saratoga opening in just days, find out the latest top racehorse rankings below.

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Her closest rival tried to make a race of it, but Songbird would not surrender.

At age 22, Tyler Gaffalione has already piled up four leading rider titles at his home racetrack, Gulfstream Park, and is still beaming from a surreal 4th of July when he booted home seven winners in 11 races.

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