horse racing

April 19, 2019 - 9:40 pm
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A jockey has been suspended 60 days for misusing his whip — not on a horse — but on another rider in a race at an Arkansas track. A stewards' ruling posted Thursday on the Association of Racing Commissioners International website alleges that David Cohen "deliberately"...
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Tiger Roll ridden by jockey Davy Russell after winning the Grand National Handicap Chase at the Grand National Horse Racing Festival at Aintree Racecourse, near Liverpool, England, Saturday April 6, 2019. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 3:50 pm
AINTREE, England (AP) — Tiger Roll gave the British Grand National successive winners for the first time in 45 years on Saturday, and horse racing's most grueling steeplechase had its first death since 2012. The Willie Mullins-trained Up For Review suffered a fatal injury when he came down at the...
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This image provided by Benoit Photo shows Law Abidin Citizen and jockey Tiago Pereira, second from left, outlegging Mesut (Geovanni Franco), left, Air Vice Marshal (Martin Garcia), third from left, and Cistron (Rafael Bejarano), right, to win the Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes, Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)
March 31, 2019 - 10:41 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A two-horse spill in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita on Sunday led to the 23rd equine fatality at the Southern California track in just over three months. Arms Runner injured his right front leg and fell in the Grade 3 race on turf, two days after Santa Anita...
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March 30, 2019 - 6:04 pm
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Maximum Security bolted from the gate and never got caught, going wire-to-wire to win the Florida Derby on Saturday and earn a spot in the Kentucky Derby. Unbeaten in four career starts, Maximum Security won easily and held off 70-1 long-shot Bodexpress — a maiden who...
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Jockey Jose Ortiz and connections react after winning with Coal Front the $1.5 million Group 2 Godolphin Mile over 1600m in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, March 30, 2019. (AP/Martin Dokoupil)
March 30, 2019 - 9:43 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Plus Que Parfait went to the lead in the stretch and won the $2.5 million UAE Derby on Saturday. The win was worth 100 Kentucky Derby standings points for Plus Que Parfait. That would be more than enough to get him into the May 4 race at Churchill Downs if his...
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In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Epical and jockey Tyler Baze win the Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Stakes horse race Friday, March 29, 2019, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 7:34 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Racing returned to Santa Anita without incident Friday after the track was closed nearly a month ago following the deaths of 22 horses that forced changes in rules. Discrete Stevie B won the first race on the main dirt track in front of a small crowd that was typical of...
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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., Thursday, March 28, 2019. The board is considering whether to ban the use of medication and whips on racing days. If approved, Santa Anita would become the first racetrack in the nation to impose such restrictions. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)
March 28, 2019 - 6:27 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The California Horse Racing Board voted Thursday to severely limit the use of whips on horses in racing statewide and approved medication changes on a smaller scale following the deaths of 22 horses at Santa Anita Park. The board votes came during a passionate meeting in...
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Horses are led to paddocks past the Seabiscuit statue during workouts at Santa Anita Park, as members of the California Horse Racing Board weigh new safety and medication rules in the wake of 22 horse deaths during a meeting at the track in Arcadia, Calif., Thursday, March 28, 2019. The board is considering whether to ban the use of medication and whips on racing days. If approved, Santa Anita would become the first racetrack in the nation to impose such restrictions. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)
March 28, 2019 - 3:10 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California Horse Racing Board meeting about new safety and medication rules following 22 horse deaths at Santa Anita Park (all times local): 1 p.m. The California Horse Raising Board has voted to severely limit the use of whips on horses in racing statewide...
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March 24, 2019 - 4:07 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Anticipating approval by the California Horse Racing Board, Santa Anita plans to reopen for live racing on Friday for the first time since it was shut down following the deaths of 22 horses. The track on Sunday issued a revised stakes schedule that includes the $600,000 Santa...
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March 22, 2019 - 7:04 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Pimlico Race Course owner says there's no plan to keep the signature Preakness Stakes race in Baltimore, despite what Mayor Catherine Pugh has said. The Baltimore Sun reports Pugh told members of the Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday that her team successfully negotiated to...
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