Thoroughbred racing

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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June 16, 2019 - 6:10 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — The Triple Crown series was marked by the unexpected and the whacky 3-year-old season continued when Maximum Security returned to racing for the first time since being disqualified in the Kentucky Derby. Sent off as the overwhelming 1-20 favorite, Maximum Security simply got...
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Maximum Security, ridden by exercise rider Edelberto Rivas up, pauses after a morning gallop as assistant trainer Jose Hernandez and Jason Servis, right, to look on at Monmouth Park, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Oceanport, N.J. Maximum Security will make his next start in Sunday's $150,000 Pegasus Stakes horse race at the track. (Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO via AP)
June 13, 2019 - 2:41 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Maximum Security is heading back to the races. The colt, who two months ago crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby only to be disqualified, was among six 3-year-olds entered Thursday for the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday. "The horse had a...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, jockey Tyler Gaffalione, right, reacts aboard War of Will, as they crosses the finish line first to win the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, in Baltimore. Baltimore announced Wednesday, June 12, 2019, that it has withdrawn a lawsuit against the owner and operator of the historic city racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown series' middle jewel and the second-oldest track in America. Earlier this year, Maryland’s biggest city had asked a court to grant ownership of the Pimlico Race Course and the Preakness race to Baltimore through condemnation. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
June 12, 2019 - 4:20 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore announced Wednesday that it has withdrawn a lawsuit against the owner and operator of the historic city racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown series' middle jewel and the second-oldest track in America. Earlier this year, Maryland's biggest city had...
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Jockey Joel Rosario, atop Sir Winston (7), right, reacts as after crossing the finish line ahead of Tacitus (10), with jockey Jose Ortiz up, to win the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Steven Ryan)
June 08, 2019 - 8:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Winston provided a perfect finish to a crazy Triple Crown. After a disqualification in the Kentucky Derby and a runaway horse in the Preakness, of course the Belmont Stakes goes to a 10-1 long shot. Sir Winston captured the $1.5 million race Saturday, holding off favored Tacitus...
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Exercise rider Jose Mejia rides Bourbon War during a workout at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Friday, June 7, 2019. The 151st Belmont Stakes horse race will be run on Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 07, 2019 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — There's been a buzz about thoroughbred racing since the Kentucky Derby and it just might increase when the "What if?" Triple Crown comes to an end with the Belmont Stakes. Think about it. What if Maximum Security, the first colt across the finish line, had not interfered with...
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Trainer Bill Mott, second from right, stops to talk to people at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Thursday, June 6, 2019. The 151st Belmont Stakes horse race will be run on Saturday, June 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 06, 2019 - 3:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Standing outside his barn at Belmont Park and wearing a New York Yankees cap, trainer Bill Mott was finishing a conversation about Roger Maris. Mott had thought the man who broke Babe Ruth's record was from his home state, South Dakota. Actually it was North Dakota, although the...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, jockey Tyler Gaffalione is shown at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Gaffalione at 24 has become horse racing’s rising star jockey after winning the Preakness and can add to his already impressive resume in the Belmont.(AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
June 05, 2019 - 1:42 pm
Tyler Gaffalione seems poised to add his name to the list of all-time great jockeys in horse racing that includes Ron Turcotte, Jerry Bailey, Gary Stevens, John Velazquez and Mike Smith. While there may not be a specific moment when people in horse racing realized those jockeys would become all-...
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From left, Everfast trainer Dale Romans, Intrepid Heart and Spinoff trainer Todd Pletcher, War of Will trainer Mark Casse and Tacitis trainer Bill Mott answer questions during a draw ceremony for the 2019 Belmont Stakes race, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
June 04, 2019 - 8:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Winning the Preakness wasn't enough to make War of Will the Belmont Stakes favorite. In fact, being the only colt to run in all three Triple Crown races really didn't earn him the respect one would expect. Well-rested Tacitus was made the slight favorite over the hard-working War of...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 9, 2018, file photo, Justify (1), with jockey Mike Smith up, crosses the finish line to win the Triple Crown at the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, in Elmont, N.Y. Gronkowski (6), with jockey Jose Ortiz up, finished second. The home of the Belmont is laps ahead of other racetracks around the country when it comes to safety measures to keep horses and jockeys safe. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
June 04, 2019 - 1:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The home of the Belmont Stakes is laps ahead of other U.S. racetracks when it comes to keeping horses safe. Belmont Park and other tracks around the state of New York have had some of the fewest horse deaths in the sport. Amid the 26 horse deaths at California's Santa Anita Park...
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