Horse racing

FILE - In this June 6, 2018, file photo, trainer Bob Baffert walks Justify around the barn after arriving at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Attorney W. Craig Robertson, a lawyer for Baffert said Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, that the Hall of Fame trainer did not intentionally give 2018 Triple Crown winning horse Justify a banned substance that caused a positive test prior to the Kentucky Derby. Robertson contends the substance came from contaminated food. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
September 12, 2019 - 2:38 pm
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert denied giving 2018 Triple Crown winning horse Justify a banned substance that caused a positive test prior to last year's Kentucky Derby and blamed the result on contaminated food. Baffert said in a statement Thursday that he "unequivocally" rejects the implication...
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FILE - In this April 7, 2018, file photo, Justify, ridden by Mike Smith, gallops past Bolt d'Oro, left, with jockey Javier Castellano, during the Santa Anita Derby horse race at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Justify won the race, and Bolt d'Oro came in second. The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at Santa Anita that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby. The newspaper reported Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, that Bob Baffert-trained Justify tested positive for the drug scopolamine after winning the Santa Anita Derby. Justify went on to win the Derby and took the Preakness and Belmont stakes to complete the Triple Crown. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
September 11, 2019 - 11:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at a California track that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby. The newspaper reported Wednesday that Bob Baffert-trained Justify tested positive for the drug scopolamine...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, jockey Flavien Prat, aboard Country House, center, looks on as jockey Luis Saez, right, aboard Maximum Security, crosses the finish line during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Country House was declared the winner after Maximum Security was disqualified following a review by race stewards. The home of the Kentucky Derby wants to start offering live racing in the winter. Churchill Downs says it will seek approval from Kentucky horse racing regulators to allow the Louisville track to host live racing in the winter of 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 06, 2019 - 3:42 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The home of the Kentucky Derby wants to expand into live winter racing in 2020. If approved by state racing regulators, it means overcoats and hot chocolate could come into vogue at Churchill Downs — where mint juleps and sundresses are in fashion in the spring. The famed...
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This Aug. 18, 2019, photo provided by Ruidoso Downs shows horses racing during trials at Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico. A horse owner and a trainer from Texas say officials in New Mexico are failing to follow their own policies and regulations in overseeing the state's multimillion-dollar racing industry. They're suing in U.S. District Court, alleging their rights to due process were violated when the executive director of the New Mexico Racing Commission allowed horses belonging to a trainer suspended for suspicion of illegal drugging to compete under other trainers. (Jake Rogers/Ruidoso Downs via AP)
August 29, 2019 - 3:39 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A horse owner and a trainer from Texas filed a lawsuit claiming officials in New Mexico are failing to follow their own policies and regulations in overseeing the state's multimillion-dollar racing industry. Debra Gotovac and Brad Bolen filed the case in U.S. District Court...
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August 24, 2019 - 9:25 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Trainer Shug McGaughey walked into Saratoga Race Course stoked for the 150th running of the Travers Stakes. Code of Honor validated those feelings. Code of Honor won a stretch duel with Tacitus and Mucho Gusto, holding off hard-luck Tacitus by three lengths to win the...
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In this image provided by Ryan Denver/EQUI-PHOTO, Inc., Maximum Security (7), ridden by Luis Saez, wins the Grade I - $1,000,000 TVG.com Haskell Invitational horse race Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, N.J. (Ryan Denver/EQUI-PHOTO, Inc. via AP)
July 21, 2019 - 11:07 am
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Not again. That was the reaction of owner Gary West when the inquiry sign flashed after Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the $1 million Haskell Invitational Saturday evening at hot and steamy Monmouth Park. Unlike in the Kentucky Derby, the stewards let the...
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In this Aug. 3, 2018 photo, Marylou Whitney is seen at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Philanthropist, socialite and horse-racing enthusiast Marylou Whitney, known as the "Queen of Saratoga," has died at her Saratoga Springs estate after a long illness. She was 93. The New York Racing Association announced Whitney's death on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Saratoga Race Course. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
July 19, 2019 - 6:40 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Marylou Whitney, a successful thoroughbred breeder and owner whose family helped keep Saratoga Race Course open in the 1970s, has died. She was 93. The New York Racing Association said she died Friday at her estate in Saratoga Springs, after a long illness. No further...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo, Maximum Security is seen during a morning training at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Maximum Security will try to move to the top of the 3-year-old thoroughbred division when he takes on scorching heat and a challenging field in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Oceanport, N.J. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
July 19, 2019 - 4:08 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Maximum Security is going to have to share top billing in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park with an unexpected foe — broiling heat. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Monmouth County through Sunday night, adding a...
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July 18, 2019 - 7:31 pm
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Two horses were killed in a freak collision at Del Mar during training on the second day of its season. The accident occurred Thursday morning when Charge A Bunch, trained by Carla Gaines, threw rider Geovanni Franco, turned sharply and collided with Carson Valley, who was...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo 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 Park race track in Arcadia, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law, Wednesday June 26,2019 that would give the California Horsing Racing Board the authority to immediately suspend the license of Santa Anita. Thirty horses have died at the track in recent months. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
July 08, 2019 - 4:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Breeders' Cup will increase the number of veterinarians on site during its world championships this fall at Santa Anita, where 30 horses died during the racing meet that recently concluded. That's according to Craig Fravel, president and chief executive of the Breeders' Cup,...
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