Horse racing

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September 11, 2020 - 2:54 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The official state song “Maryland, My Maryland” will not be performed before the Preakness next month because the lyrics are perceived by some to be racist. A spokesperson for Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness, said Friday the tradition of playing the song before the race...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, walks to his office from the Senate floor, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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September 09, 2020 - 8:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A key House committee on Wednesday gave bipartisan approval to legislation to create national standards for the horse racing industry to prevent fatalities and discourage illegal medication practices. The Senate's top Republican said he would press to pass the bill before the year...
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Jockey John Velazquez riding Authentic, right, crosses the finish line ahead of Jockey Manny Franco riding Tiz the Law to win the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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September 06, 2020 - 2:23 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Briefly off the radar to set himself straight, Authentic now might have to get used to having a target on his back. Bob Baffert’s latest star achieved that by blowing past Kentucky Derby favorite Tiz the Law to win going away Saturday at Churchill Downs. Though Authentic...
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Jockey John Velazquez riding Authentic, right, crosses the finish line to win the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
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September 05, 2020 - 10:33 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert endured the lowest of lows and highest of highs within minutes in the Kentucky Derby. He was bummed before the horses left the paddock after Thousand Words reared up and fell on its side, getting disqualified and injuring Baffert's assistant trainer. That emotion...
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Protesters march past the Churchill Downs racetrack before the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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September 05, 2020 - 7:59 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An airplane circled above Churchill Downs on Saturday, flying a banner behind it: “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor,” it said. The 146th Kentucky Derby became a surreal distillation of the crises facing the country in 2020, in the hometown of Taylor, a 26-year-old...
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Protesters march past the Churchill Downs racetrack before the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
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September 05, 2020 - 6:33 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the 146th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs (all times EDT): ___ 6:25 p.m. Thousands of protesters are marching around the gates surrounding Churchill Downs, chanting Breonna Taylor’s name less than an hour before the 146th Kentucky Derby. Protests have occurred...
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Florent Geroux rides Shedaresthedevil, second left, and John Velazquez rides Gamine, right, going into the first turn during the 146th running of the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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September 04, 2020 - 8:17 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Merely contending on the big stage wasn't good enough for Shedaresthedevil, who went on to hammer her name into racing history. The 15-1 long shot won the Kentucky Oaks in record time, overtaking favorite Gamine at the top of the stretch and holding off Swiss Skydiver for a 1...
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Kentucky Derby entry Tiz the Law runs during a workout at Churchill Downs, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. The Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5th. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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September 04, 2020 - 2:26 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Forget the mint juleps in souvenir glasses, men in seersucker suits and women wearing hats exploding in a floral frenzy. The Kentucky Derby still has horses — Tiz the Law is the biggest favorite in 31 years — but just about everything else makes the 146th edition unlike any...
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Kentucky Derby entry Finnick the Fierce runs during a workout at Churchill Downs, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5th. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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September 04, 2020 - 12:10 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The field for the Kentucky Derby has been reduced to 16 after Finnick the Fierce was scratched on Friday. The one-eyed gelding may have an issue with his foot. He's missing his right eye because of a congenital cataract. The Derby on Saturday will have its fewest starters...
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September 03, 2020 - 11:59 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Change is slow in coming to the Kentucky Derby. From being run on the first Saturday in May to the playing of “My Old Kentucky Home” since 1921, tradition rules America’s most famous race. Custom is getting a swift kick in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic forced the 146th Derby...
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