Horse racing

Jockey Emmet McNamara celebrates with Serpentine after winning the Investec Derby at Epsom Racecourse, in Epsom, England, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (Edward Whitaker/PA via AP)
July 04, 2020 - 2:46 pm
EPSOM, England (AP) — Instead of 100,000 people packing the rolling hills of Epsom Downs for Derby Day, the sound of swirling wind and rain filled the biosecure racing amphitheater on Saturday. “I couldn’t hear anything around me,” winning jockey Emmet McNamara said. “All I could hear was the horse...
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FILER - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) goes to the basket against New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Pacers will finish this season without Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 03, 2020 - 8:32 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Indiana Pacers will finish this season without Victor Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. Earlier this week, Oladipo told reporters he was...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, Luis Saez rides Maximum Security, right, across the finish line first against Flavien Prat on Country House during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Churchill Downs says the rescheduled Kentucky Derby and Oaks will run this fall with spectators under strict guidelines to limit crowd density for the race that annually attracts more than 100,000. The 146th runnings of the Oaks for fillies and the Derby were postponed from May 1-2 to Sept. 4-5 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Fans will be encouraged to wear masks at all times unless seated and to practice social distancing. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
June 25, 2020 - 1:00 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs officials have gotten their wish, announcing Thursday that when the rescheduled Kentucky Derby is run in September there will be spectators in the stands — just more spread out than usual. The historic track got the go-ahead to run the Derby and Oaks this fall...
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Tiz the Law (8), with jockey Manny Franco up, crosses the finish line to win the152nd running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 21, 2020 - 5:18 pm
Tiz the Law has been good and lucky, two ingredients essential to success in horse racing. He’s been dominant, too. He raced to a 3 3/4-length victory Saturday in the Belmont Stakes to open the rescheduled Triple Crown. His five wins in six career starts have been by an average margin of 19 1/4...
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June 21, 2020 - 2:19 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A horse injured after crossing the finish line of a race at Santa Anita was euthanized, making it the 15th fatality at the track since late December. Strictly Biz, a 4-year-old colt, fractured his right knee while galloping past the finish of the sixth race Saturday. The...
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Tiz the Law (8), with jockey Manny Franco up, crosses the finish line to win the152nd running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 20, 2020 - 10:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Eerily empty grandstands. Masked jockeys. Shuttered betting windows. For Tiz the Law trainer Barclay Tagg, no finer way to round out a career Triple Crown. “I’m not trying to be a jerk about it,” the 82-year-old said. “But I thought the quiet, to me, was very nice.” Everything was...
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June 20, 2020 - 5:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York-bred Tiz wins 152st Belmont Stakes in Triple Crown opener.
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June 20, 2020 - 5:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York-bred Tiz the Law crosses finish line first in 152st Belmont Stakes.
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Riders and horses participate in work outs at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Friday, June 19, 2020. The Belmont Stakes is scheduled to run on Saturday. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 19, 2020 - 2:28 pm
There is never a sure thing in racing. A horse could stumble out of the gate. Or lose a shoe. Or throw the jockey. Maybe the bucket of oats that served as breakfast wasn’t to the horse’s liking. One never knows, which is all part of the blessing and the curse of the sport of kings. Still, there are...
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Belmont Stakes hopeful Robin Smullen on Tiz the Law, left, is led around the track by trainer Barclay Tagg during a workout at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Friday, June 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 19, 2020 - 12:15 pm
It's been 17 years since Jack Knowlton and his Sackatoga Stable pals rode yellow school buses to the Belmont Stakes. It was a rollicking party on wheels for the group that came to watch their colt Funny Cide try to sweep the Triple Crown. It didn't happen that day. Now, the ownership group that...
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