Breeders' Cup World Championships

Eddie Haskell, right, with jockey Kent Desormeaux aboard, win the third race during the last day of the winter/spring meet at the Santa Anita horse racing track Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Santa Anita , Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
June 24, 2019 - 2:54 am
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita's troubled racing season has come to a close after the deaths of 30 horses at the Southern California track rattled the industry and led to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer being banned when four of his horses were among the casualties. There were no...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 28, 2019, file photo, 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. The Stronach Group are the owners of Santa Anita Park that was the site of 23 horse deaths over a span of three months. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers, File)
May 18, 2019 - 4:10 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The chief operating officer of the group that owns Santa Anita Park said the racetrack will keep monitoring the safety conditions after another death of a horse in training. A 3-year-old horse broke down with a shoulder injury Friday while galloping and was euthanized at the track...
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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 - 7:45 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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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2013 file photo, an exercise rider takes a horse for a workout at Santa Anita Park with palm trees and the San Gabriel Mountains as a backdrop in Arcadia, Calif. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says a 21st horse has died at Santa Anita. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 5, 2019, because the fatality has not been announced publicly. A total of 21 horses have died since the racetrack's winter meet began on Dec. 26. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 05, 2019 - 11:33 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita has canceled racing indefinitely to re-examine its dirt surface after the deaths of 21 horses in the last two months. Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that racing won't be held...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, Joel Rosario rides Game Winner to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Unbeaten Game Winner is among 362 3-year-old thoroughbreds made eligible during the early nomination period to compete in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
February 06, 2019 - 12:56 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Unbeaten Game Winner, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and last year's 2-year-old champion, is among 362 3-year-old thoroughbreds made eligible during the early nomination period to compete in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. Other top horses include...
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Javier Castellano crosses the finish line aboard City of Light to win the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Horse Race, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 26, 2019 - 6:34 pm
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — City of Light and Accelerate went head-to-head twice last year, each winning once and setting up what figured to be a showdown in the final race of their careers. City of Light decided to make it a romp instead. Going into retirement with an absolute flourish, City of...
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Joel Rosario rides Accelerate to victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Churchill Downs, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
November 03, 2018 - 8:36 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Even if he isn't recognized as this year's top thoroughbred, Accelerate all but assured his place as North America's best older horse. His signature win in the Breeders' Cup Classic should solidify his credentials for multiple honors. Accelerate took the lead at the top of...
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Joel Rosario rides Game Winner to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile horse race at Churchill Downs, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
November 02, 2018 - 8:29 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Game Winner's latest triumph included bumps along the way. The colt shook them off before shaking the field to remain perfect and make his case as the year's best 2-year-old. Game Winner overcame an early bump to surge down the stretch, then pulled away from long shot Knicks...
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File- This Aug. 14, 2013, file photo shows John Asher, Vice President of Communications, talking about the history of the old paddock at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., as General Manager Ryan Jordan looks on. Asher, the longtime spokesman for the racetrack that's home to the Kentucky Derby, has died. He was 62. Churchill Downs said Asher died Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, after suffering a heart attack while on vacation with his family in Florida. (Michael Dossett /Courier Journal via AP, File)
August 27, 2018 - 6:14 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — John Asher's devotion to the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs and horse racing were obvious anytime he was asked about those subjects, often weaving them together in entertaining tales. Asher, the longtime Churchill Downs spokesman and executive known for his love of horse...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2018, file photo, Justify (1), with jockey Mike Smith up, crosses the finish line to win the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race and the Triple Crown in Elmont, N.Y. The undefeated Triple Crown winner has been retired from racing because of fluid in his left front ankle, trainer Bob Baffert and Justify’s owners announced Wednesday, July 25, 2018. They cited caution over the horse’s ankle making it impossible to tell if he’d be able to race by the fall. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File
July 25, 2018 - 9:21 pm
Triple Crown winner Justify was retired from racing Wednesday because of fluid in his left front ankle. Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify's owners said caution over the horse's ankle condition made it impossible to tell if he'd be healthy enough to race by the fall. "What a way to go out: never...
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