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Belmont winner Tiz the Law won’t run in Preakness

Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law won't run in next month's Preakness, spoiling what would have been a highly anticipated rematch with Kentucky Derby winner Authentic.The Preakness on Oct. 3 at Pimlico concludes this year's reconfigured Triple Crown series,...

Kentucky Derby winner Authentic works out in preparation for Preakness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Authentic had his first major workout since winning the Kentucky Derby as he prepares for the Preakness next month.The 3-year-old completed five furlongs in 59.20 seconds under jockey Martin Garcia on Saturday at Churchill Downs, where...

Irish champion jockey Pat Smullen dies at 43

DUBLIN, Ireland -- Nine-time Irish champion jockey and 2016 Epsom Derby winner Pat Smullen has died. He was 43.Horse Racing Ireland said Smullen, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2018, died in a Dublin hospital on Tuesday....

Keeneland to hold fall meet, including Breeders’ Cup, without fans

Keeneland will hold next month's 12-day fall meet without spectators, because of the coronavirus pandemic, but will allow a limited number of participants and essential personnel.The Lexington, Kentucky, track had a similar policy for a special five-day summer meet...

Honor A.P. retired after being injured in Kentucky Derby

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Honor A.P. has been retired because of an injury suffered in the Kentucky Derby, where he finished fourth.The 3-year-old colt will stand at stud for next year's breeding season at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky.Honor...

Santa Anita postpones fall opener 1 week due to wildfire

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Opening day of Santa Anita's fall season will be pushed back a week until Sept. 25 because of poor air quality caused by a wildfire burning near the Southern California racetrack.The meet had been set to...

Preakness ends playing of ‘extremely offensive’ state song

BALTIMORE -- The official state song "Maryland, My Maryland" will not be performed before the Preakness next month because the lyrics are perceived by some to be racist.A spokesperson for Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness, said Friday...

House OK’s bill to set national doping standards in horse racing

WASHINGTON -- A key House committee on Wednesday gave bipartisan approval to legislation to create national standards for the horse racing industry to prevent fatalities and discourage illegal medication practices. The Senate's top Republican said he would press to...

Sen. Mitch McConnell proposes bill to combat doping in horse racing

WASHINGTON -- The Senate's top Republican and a handful of senior lawmakers in both parties are making a late-session push for legislation to create national standards for the horse racing industry to prevent fatalities and discourage illegal medication practices.Majority...

Saratoga handle down just $2.8 million despite absence of fans

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY. -- Saratoga Race Course completed its 40-day meet and its all-sources handle topped $700 million for the second consecutive year despite being conducted without fans.Total handle was $702.5 million, just off last year's mark of $705.3...

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