Thoroughbred racing

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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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 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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FILE - This March 7, 2019, file photo, shows the empty home stretch at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. A filly broke both front legs at the end of a workout on the main dirt track at Santa Anita and has been euthanized, becoming the 22nd horse to suffer catastrophic injuries since Dec. 26. Trainer and owner David Bernstein says the 3-year-old filly named Princess Lili B broke down just past the finish line on Thursday morning, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
March 14, 2019 - 6:33 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita will ban the use of medication and whips on racing days after the 22nd horse fatality in 2 1/2 months occurred at the historic track Thursday. The move by owner The Stronach Group would make Santa Anita the first racetrack in the nation to impose such restrictions...
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The home stretch race track is empty at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., Thursday, March 7, 2019. Extensive testing of the dirt track is under way at eerily quiet Santa Anita, where the deaths of 21 thoroughbreds in two months has forced the indefinite cancellation of horse racing and thrown the workaday world of trainers, jockeys and horses into disarray. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
March 07, 2019 - 4:54 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The dirt track at eerily quiet Santa Anita is being tested extensively after the deaths of 21 thoroughbreds in two months forced the indefinite cancellation of racing and disrupted the workaday world of horses, trainers and jockeys. The sound of pounding hooves on the dirt...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2013 file photo, an exercise rider takes a horse for a workout at Santa Anita Park with palm trees and the San Gabriel Mountains as a backdrop in Arcadia, Calif. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says a 21st horse has died at Santa Anita. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 5, 2019, because the fatality has not been announced publicly. A total of 21 horses have died since the racetrack's winter meet began on Dec. 26. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 05, 2019 - 10:33 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita has canceled racing indefinitely to re-examine its dirt surface after the deaths of 21 horses in the last two months. Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that racing won't be held...
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