Horse racing

Tiger Roll ridden by jockey Davy Russell after winning the Grand National Handicap Chase at the Grand National Horse Racing Festival at Aintree Racecourse, near Liverpool, England, Saturday April 6, 2019. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 4:50 pm
AINTREE, England (AP) — Tiger Roll gave the British Grand National successive winners for the first time in 45 years on Saturday, and horse racing's most grueling steeplechase had its first death since 2012. The Willie Mullins-trained Up For Review suffered a fatal injury when he came down at the...
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This image provided by Benoit Photo shows Law Abidin Citizen and jockey Tiago Pereira, second from left, outlegging Mesut (Geovanni Franco), left, Air Vice Marshal (Martin Garcia), third from left, and Cistron (Rafael Bejarano), right, to win the Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes, Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)
March 31, 2019 - 10:09 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A two-horse spill in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita on Sunday led to the 23rd equine fatality at the Southern California track in just over three months. Arms Runner injured his right front leg and fell in the Grade 3 race on turf, two days after Santa Anita...
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March 30, 2019 - 7:47 pm
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Maximum Security was in a claiming race just over three months ago, which meant his connections were willing to let him go to another barn at that point for a mere $16,000. There were no takers. Oh, how they might have missed out. Maximum Security has risen from racing...
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Jockey Jose Ortiz and connections react after winning with Coal Front the $1.5 million Group 2 Godolphin Mile over 1600m in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP/Martin Dokoupil)
March 30, 2019 - 10:50 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Plus Que Parfait went to the lead in the stretch and won the $2.5 million UAE Derby on Saturday. The win was worth 100 Kentucky Derby standings points for Plus Que Parfait. That would be more than enough to get him into the May 4 race at Churchill Downs if his...
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In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Epical and jockey Tyler Baze win the Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Stakes horse race Friday, March 29, 2019, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 8:34 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Racing returned to Santa Anita without incident Friday after the track was closed nearly a month ago following the deaths of 22 horses that forced changes in rules. Discrete Stevie B won the first race on the main dirt track in front of a small crowd that was typical of...
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A few horses and riders are seen on the track while members of the California Horse Racing Board weigh new safety and medication rules in the wake of 22 horse deaths at Santa Anita Park, during a meeting at the track in Arcadia, Calif., Thursday, March 28, 2019. The board is considering whether to ban the use of medication and whips on racing days. If approved, Santa Anita would become the first racetrack in the nation to impose such restrictions. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)
March 28, 2019 - 7:27 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The California Horse Racing Board voted Thursday to severely limit the use of whips on horses in racing statewide and approved medication changes on a smaller scale following the deaths of 22 horses at Santa Anita Park. The board votes came during a passionate meeting in...
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March 22, 2019 - 8:04 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Pimlico Race Course owner says there's no plan to keep the signature Preakness Stakes race in Baltimore, despite what Mayor Catherine Pugh has said. The Baltimore Sun reports Pugh told members of the Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday that her team successfully negotiated to...
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Heavy clouds are seen over the San Gabriel Mountains at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., Thursday, March 7, 2019. Extensive testing of the dirt track is under way at eerily quiet Santa Anita, where the deaths of 21 thoroughbreds in two months has forced the indefinite cancellation of horse racing and thrown the workaday world of trainers, jockeys and horses into disarray. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 17, 2019 - 3:59 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita plans to resume racing on March 29, pending approval of new safety and medication rules by the California Horse Racing Board. Racing has been suspended since March 5 at the track, where 22 horses have suffered fatal injuries since Dec. 26. Limited training is...
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FILE - This March 7, 2019, file photo, shows the empty home stretch at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. A filly broke both front legs at the end of a workout on the main dirt track at Santa Anita and has been euthanized, becoming the 22nd horse to suffer catastrophic injuries since Dec. 26. Trainer and owner David Bernstein says the 3-year-old filly named Princess Lili B broke down just past the finish line on Thursday morning, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
March 14, 2019 - 7:33 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita will ban the use of medication and whips on racing days after the 22nd horse fatality in 2 1/2 months occurred at the historic track Thursday. The move by owner The Stronach Group would make Santa Anita the first racetrack in the nation to impose such restrictions...
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Heavy clouds are seen over the San Gabriel Mountains at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., Thursday, March 7, 2019. Extensive testing of the dirt track is under way at eerily quiet Santa Anita, where the deaths of 21 thoroughbreds in two months has forced the indefinite cancellation of horse racing and thrown the workaday world of trainers, jockeys and horses into disarray. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 09, 2019 - 6:07 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita will reopen its main dirt track for limited training Monday nearly a week after the historic racetrack was closed to training and racing in the wake of 21 horses dying since Deb. 26. Horses can only jog or gallop on the dirt; no timed workouts will be allowed. "...
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