Horse racing

June 16, 2019 - 6:10 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — The Triple Crown series was marked by the unexpected and the whacky 3-year-old season continued when Maximum Security returned to racing for the first time since being disqualified in the Kentucky Derby. Sent off as the overwhelming 1-20 favorite, Maximum Security simply got...
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Maximum Security, ridden by exercise rider Edelberto Rivas up, pauses after a morning gallop as assistant trainer Jose Hernandez and Jason Servis, right, to look on at Monmouth Park, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Oceanport, N.J. Maximum Security will make his next start in Sunday's $150,000 Pegasus Stakes horse race at the track. (Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 2:41 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Maximum Security is heading back to the races. The colt, who two months ago crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby only to be disqualified, was among six 3-year-olds entered Thursday for the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday. "The horse had a...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, a statue of Zenyatta stands in the paddock gardens area at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. A second horse in two days and 29th overall died at Santa Anita, Sunday, June 9, 2019, where management has chosen to continue racing for the rest of the current meet. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 13, 2019 - 12:03 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita has put together a five-member team to review horses' medical, training and racing history for the final six racing days at the Southern California track where 29 horses have died since December. The Arcadia track's season ends June 23, with racing Friday,...
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June 12, 2019 - 1:39 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore has withdrawn a lawsuit against the owners of the historic city racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown series' middle jewel. Earlier this year, Maryland's biggest city had asked a court to grant ownership of the Pimlico horse track and the Preakness...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, file photo, hockey greats Mike Modano, left, and Eddie Olczyk shake hands before the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2012 induction dinner in Dallas. Olczyk already bounces back and forth during the spring between the NHL playoffs and horse racing’s Triple Crown. Now he’s adding a new stop on his pucks and ponies tour. Olczyk will go from the broadcast booth at TD Garden for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to Ascot Racecourse in England to work his first Royal Ascot. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
June 11, 2019 - 2:41 pm
Eddie Olczyk already bounces back and forth during the spring between the NHL playoffs and horse racing's Triple Crown. Now he's adding a new stop on his pucks and ponies tour. Olczyk will go from the broadcast booth at Boston's TD Garden for Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final to Ascot Racecourse in...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, a statue of Zenyatta stands in the paddock gardens area at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is supporting a state Senate bill that would give the California Horse Racing Board authority to quickly suspend a meet license to protect the health and safety of horses or riders. The announcement Thursday, May 30, 2019, comes amid deaths of 26 horses at Santa Anita since Dec. 26. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 09, 2019 - 8:45 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A second horse in two days and 29th overall has died at Santa Anita, where management has chosen to continue racing for the rest of the current meet. Truffalino collapsed in the final stages of the third race on turf Sunday. A track spokesman says the 3-year-old filly died of...
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Jockey Joel Rosario, atop Sir Winston (7), right, reacts as after crossing the finish line ahead of Tacitus (10), with jockey Jose Ortiz up, to win the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Steven Ryan)
June 08, 2019 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Winston provided a perfect finish to a crazy Triple Crown. After a disqualification in the Kentucky Derby and a runaway horse in the Preakness, of course the Belmont Stakes goes to a 10-1 long shot. Sir Winston captured the $1.5 million race Saturday, holding off favored Tacitus...
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Exercise rider Jose Mejia rides Bourbon War during a workout at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Friday, June 7, 2019. The 151st Belmont Stakes horse race will be run on Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 07, 2019 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There's been a buzz about thoroughbred racing since the Kentucky Derby and it just might increase when the "What if?" Triple Crown comes to an end with the Belmont Stakes. Think about it. What if Maximum Security, the first colt across the finish line, had not interfered with...
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Vino Rosso and jockey John Velazquez outgame Gift Box with jockey Joel Rosario for victory in the Grade I, The Gold Cup at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., Monday, May 27, 2019. They won the Grade I, $500,000 The Gold Cup horse racing. (Benoit Photo via AP)
May 27, 2019 - 9:55 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The owner of Santa Anita is investigating whether new rules were followed before the 26th horse death at the Southern California racetrack. Kochees, a 9-year-old gelding, was euthanized Sunday after injuring his left front leg in a race a day earlier. It was the third horse...
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CORRECTS TO MARK CASSE INSTEAD OF GARY BARBER - Jockey Tyler Gaffalione sits aboard War of Will as trainer Mark Casse holds the reins after winning the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 19, 2019 - 12:43 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Owner Gary Barber called trainer Mark Casse for the fourth time in 11 hours since War of Will won the Preakness. Only this time, Casse was in the middle of holding court with reporters the morning after his first Triple Crown victory. "All's good and we're going to the Belmont?"...
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