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Javier Castellano completes quarantine period after positive COVID-19 test

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano has completed his quarantine period that followed a positive test for the coronavirus and has returned to his base in New York.Castellano tested positive for COVID-19 last month as part of a physical...

Preakness Stakes to move 2020 race to new date

Officials say they are working to find a new date for the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown.The Maryland Jockey Club and Stronach Group announced Friday that whenever the Preakness is run in 2020, it...

Filly dies after two-furlong timed workout at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. -- There was a horse fatality Thursday at Santa Anita, which is temporarily closed for live racing because of the coronavirus pandemic.It's the seventh death at the track since December.According to the California Horse Racing Board website,...

Santa Anita joins list of postponed Kentucky Derby preps

LOS ANGELES -- Another Kentucky Derby prep is off -- for now.The Santa Anita Derby, the West Coast's major prep for the Kentucky Derby, was to be run Saturday. However, it will be postponed until later in the season...

Deadline extended for Triple Crown nominations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The final deadline to nominate horses for the Triple Crown series is being extended indefinitely because of the coronavirus.It was scheduled to be Monday.The extension was agreed upon by officials at Churchill Downs, Maryland Jockey Club...

Tiz the Law wins Florida Derby before empty stands at Gulfstream

MIAMI -- If there is a Kentucky Derby this year, Tiz the Law will have a shot to be there. And if he runs the way he did in the Florida Derby, he could very easily be a contender.Tiz...

Santa Anita halts live racing at county’s health department’s direction

LOS ANGELES -- Santa Anita immediately stopped live racing Friday because of the coronavirus after instructions from the Los Angeles County Health Department.The track in Arcadia, California, was preparing to stage eight races when the cancellation was announced. It's...

Activists assail California board for keeping tracks open

LOS ANGELES -- An executive with the company that owns Santa Anita urged the California Horse Racing Board on Thursday to continue live racing despite a statewide stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.Santa Anita in Arcadia,...

HOF jockey Javier Castellano tests positive for virus

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and will be in quarantine for two weeks.Castellano, 42, tested positive as part of a physical that officials at Gulfstream Park mandated as a prerequisite...

Turfway Park suspends final 3 races after ‘Healthy at Home’ order

Churchill Downs has suspended the final three racing dates at Turfway Park following Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's "Healthy at Home'' executive order out of concern for the COVID-19 pandemic.The Florence, Kentucky track's winter meet was scheduled to end Saturday....

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Senior Bowl Quarterbacks

The Senior Bowl serves as the unofficial start of the draft season. This week, I'll be bringing you previews of the quarterbacks, running backs...