Thoroughbred racing

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 - 7:34 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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CORRECTS TO MARK CASSE INSTEAD OF GARY BARBER - Jockey Tyler Gaffalione sits aboard War of Will as trainer Mark Casse holds the reins after winning the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 19, 2019 - 12:17 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Owner Gary Barber called trainer Mark Casse for the fourth time in 11 hours since War of Will won the Preakness. Only this time, Casse was in the middle of holding court with reporters the morning after his first Triple Crown victory. "All's good and we're going to the Belmont?"...
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War of Will, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, crosses the finish line first to win the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
May 18, 2019 - 7:24 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Casse completed a lifelong quest two weeks after the scare of a lifetime. And he did so in a race featuring a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and kept running. Since he was a child, Casse wanted to win a Triple Crown race, and the well-respected trainer...
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War of Will, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, crosses the finish line first to win the Preakness Stakes horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
May 18, 2019 - 6:16 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the Preakness (all times local): 7:10 p.m. War of Will has won the 144th Preakness. After finishing well out of the money in the Kentucky Derby from the No. 1 post, War of Will charged to victory after again starting from the rail on Saturday. Everfast finished second...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 28, 2019, file photo, 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. The Stronach Group are the owners of Santa Anita Park that was the site of 23 horse deaths over a span of three months. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers, File)
May 18, 2019 - 3:10 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The chief operating officer of the group that owns Santa Anita Park said the racetrack will keep monitoring the safety conditions after another death of a horse in training. A 3-year-old horse broke down with a shoulder injury Friday while galloping and was euthanized at the track...
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Jockey Trevor McCarthy, right, looks on as track officials tend to his ride Congrats Gal after the horse collapsed after the eighth horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Lauren Helber)
May 17, 2019 - 4:53 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A filly collapsed and died while running at Pimlico Race Course on Friday, the day before the track hosts the second leg of the Triple Crown. Congrats Gal faltered in the upper stretch of the Miss Preakness Stakes in 83-degree heat and was eased to the finish line. The Florida-bred...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, from left, Country House, ridden by Flavien Prat; War of Will, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione; Maximum Security, ridden by Luis Saez; and Code of Honor, ridden by John Velazquez; head down the mainstretch during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Maximum Security owner Gary West said in a statement released Friday, May 17, 2019, he'll pay each of the owners $5 million apiece if Country House, War of Will, Long Range Toddy or Bodexpress finish ahead of Maximum Security in the next race against him through the end of the year. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
May 17, 2019 - 2:37 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maximum Security owner Gary West has issued a multimillion dollar challenge to the owners of four horses that benefited from his horse's historic disqualification in the Kentucky Derby. In a statement released Friday, West says he'll pay each of those owners $5 million apiece if...
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Luis Saez reacts after Maximum Security was disqualified from the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
May 16, 2019 - 2:28 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez has appealed his 15-day suspension by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. He says the stewards' penalty for failing to control the horse in the Kentucky Derby is "unduly harsh and not supportable by facts and law." The rider also seeks to...
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Trainer Bob Baffert looks out from his barn before a workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
May 15, 2019 - 5:32 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — In a field without the top three finishers in the Kentucky Derby, the odds that Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert wouldn't have the favorite in the Preakness are, well, Improbable. Baffert will seek a record-setting eighth Preakness victory Saturday with 5-2 morning line favorite...
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Luis Saez riding Maximum Security, second from right, goes around turn four with Flavien Prat riding Country House, left, Tyler Gaffalione riding War of Will and John Velazquez riding Code of Honor, right, during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 13, 2019 - 3:40 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jockey Luis Saez was suspended for 15 days for failing to control Maximum Security and causing interference that resulted in the horse's historic disqualification as the Kentucky Derby winner. The decision by the Kentucky stewards was announced by the Kentucky Horse Racing...
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