Thoroughbred racing

Kentucky Derby entry Finnick the Fierce runs during a workout at Churchill Downs, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5th. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
September 04, 2020 - 12:10 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The field for the Kentucky Derby has been reduced to 16 after Finnick the Fierce was scratched on Friday. The one-eyed gelding may have an issue with his foot. He's missing his right eye because of a congenital cataract. The Derby on Saturday will have its fewest starters...
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September 03, 2020 - 11:59 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Change is slow in coming to the Kentucky Derby. From being run on the first Saturday in May to the playing of “My Old Kentucky Home” since 1921, tradition rules America’s most famous race. Custom is getting a swift kick in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic forced the 146th Derby...
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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. Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. What happened next set horse racing off on a year-long odyssey of chaos. From a historic DQ to doping, lawsuits to a global pandemic, and then a Triple Crown turned upside down. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 02, 2020 - 5:48 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. What happened next set horse racing off on a yearlong odyssey of chaos: from a historic DQ to doping, from lawsuits to a pandemic, and now a Triple Crown turned upside down. Amidst the uncertainty, Tiz...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 4, 2019 file photo, Flavien Prat on Country House, third from right, races against Luis Saez on Maximum Security, right, during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Maximum Security finished first but was disqualified. The fastest two minutes in sports will also be the quietest in Kentucky Derby history. Churchill Downs scraped plans earlier this month for 23,000 physically distanced, masked fans to attend Saturday's rescheduled Tripled Crown race due to the rise in coronavirus cases. It will be the first time spectators will not be allowed to attend the race.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
September 01, 2020 - 6:18 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — For Kentucky governors, it's a coveted perk — presenting the trophy to the Kentucky Derby winner as a huge national television audience watches. But Gov. Andy Beshear says he won't be in the winner's circle Saturday with the triumphant owners at Churchill Downs. Instead, the...
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FILE - Robin Smullen rides Tiz the Law during a workout at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Friday, June 19, 2020. Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law is the 3-5 morning-line favorite for the 146th Kentucky Derby and will attempt to become the first winner from the No. 17 post position drawn for Saturday's rescheduled marquee race for 3-year-olds. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
September 01, 2020 - 4:40 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Derby favorites will need to take the long route toward winning the Run For The Roses. Tiz the Law is the 3-5 morning-line favorite for the 146th Derby and will attempt to become the first winner from the No. 17 post position drawn for Saturday's rescheduled marquee...
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FILE- In this May 3, 2014, file photo, the field makes its way around the first turn during the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Jockeys competing in the rescheduled 146th Kentucky Derby have to arrive five days ahead and then quarantine upon returning to their home tracks, just one of many changes forced by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
August 31, 2020 - 5:10 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Looking to halt doping scandals and horse deaths marring their sport, thoroughbred racing leaders Monday announced the launch of an integrity and safety authority to create national standards replacing the patchwork of state regulations overseeing the industry. The authority...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 file photo, Managing partner of Funny Cide, Jack Knowlton, left, accepts the award for Three-Year-Old Male from actor and horse owner Joe Pesci at the Eclipse Awards in Hollywood, Fla. The yellow school buses are on reserve. Jack Knowlton and his merry band from Sackatoga Stable are back at the Kentucky Derby for the first time in 17 years. This time with a horse everyone knows. Tiz the Law is 4-0 this year, winning by a combined 16 1/2 lengths. The colt is expected to be installed as the biggest Derby favorite in years when post positions are drawn on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
August 31, 2020 - 11:38 am
The yellow school buses are on reserve. Jack Knowlton and his merry band from Sackatoga Stable are back at the Kentucky Derby for the first time in 17 years. This time with a horse everyone knows. Tiz the Law is 4-0 this year, winning by a combined 16 1/2 lengths. The colt is expected to be...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 4, 2019 file photo, Flavien Prat on Country House, third from right, races against Luis Saez on Maximum Security, right, during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Maximum Security finished first but was disqualified. The fastest two minutes in sports will also be the quietest in Kentucky Derby history. Churchill Downs scraped plans earlier this month for 23,000 physically distanced, masked fans to attend Saturday's rescheduled Tripled Crown race due to the rise in coronavirus cases. It will be the first time spectators will not be allowed to attend the race.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
August 31, 2020 - 2:50 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The fastest two minutes in sports will also be the quietest in Kentucky Derby history. Churchill Downs scraped plans earlier this month for 23,000 physically distanced, masked fans to attend Saturday's rescheduled Tripled Crown race due to the rise in coronavirus cases. It...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2017 file photo, groom Cesar Abrego gives a bath to one of the horses being trained by Dale Romans following his morning workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Abrego came from Guatemala on an H-2B visa. The Trump administration’s immigration squeeze and the hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic threaten to leave the horse racing industry short of workers, racing officials warn as they prepare for a reconfigured Kentucky Derby. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
August 30, 2020 - 8:27 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Trump administration’s immigration squeeze and the hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic threaten to leave the horse racing industry short of workers, racing officials warn as they prepare for a reconfigured Kentucky Derby. The racing world’s premier event,...
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FILE- In this May 3, 2019, file photo, jockey Mike Smith looks on before a horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Jockeys competing in the rescheduled 146th Kentucky Derby have to arrive five days ahead and then quarantine upon returning to their home tracks, just one of many changes forced by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
August 29, 2020 - 3:12 pm
Jockeys riding in the rescheduled 146th Kentucky Derby have to arrive by Monday and then quarantine upon returning to their home tracks, just one of many changes forced by the coronavirus pandemic. Initially, Churchill Downs had proposed an arrival date of Aug. 24 — nearly two weeks before the...
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