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California becoming most restrictive state for riding crops

LOS ANGELES -- Jockeys riding in California wouldn't be able to strike a horse to make it run faster or be allowed to whip in an overhand motion under a proposed amendment approved by the California Horse Racing Board...

Aqueduct to end training, stabling of horses beginning Jan. 1

NEW YORK -- The New York Racing Association will shut down stabling and training at Aqueduct beginning Jan. 1 in an effort to consolidate operations at Belmont Park.About 250 horse are stabled at Aqueduct, while the majority of starters...

Del Mar cancels Thanksgiving racing with rain in forecast

DEL MAR, Calif. -- With the forecast calling for substantial rain in Southern California next week, Del Mar has canceled Thanksgiving Day racing.Track officials said Saturday that they would shift several of the races from Thursday's card, including the...

Santa Anita to race less this winter in bad weather

DEL MAR, Calif. -- Santa Anita will race less, if at all, in inclement weather during its winter-spring meet that begins on Dec. 26, although what factors will decide whether racing occurs in such conditions haven't been announced.Led by...

California Horse Racing Board elects veterinarian Gregory Ferraro as chairman

DEL MAR, Calif. -- The California Horse Racing Board has chosen a longtime veterinarian as its new chairman.Gregory Ferraro was elected Thursday during the board's meeting at Del Mar racetrack north of San Diego. He was appointed to the...

Santa Anita to install equine MRI thanks to successful fundraiser

ARCADIA, Calif. -- A fundraising campaign to install an equine MRI at Santa Anita has been successful, and it's expected to be in place during the troubled track's winter-spring meet that begins on Dec. 26.Karen Klawitter, CEO of the...

Del Mar death toll now at four during fall meet

DEL MAR, Calif. -- A 3-year-old filly has collapsed and died after a workout at Del Mar, while another horse that was injured in a race on Nov. 10 has been euthanized, making it four horses that have died...

Maximum Security owners plan appeal of dismissed lawsuit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The owners of Maximum Security say they will appeal a federal judge's dismissal of their lawsuit that seeks to challenge the decision to disqualify their horse as winner of the Kentucky Derby.Gary West said in a...

Judge dismisses Kentucky Derby disqualification suit by owners of Maximum Security

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the owners of Maximum Security seeking to challenge the decision to disqualify their horse as the winner of the Kentucky Derby.Owners Gary and Mary West wanted the U.S....

Drew Fleming voted new president, CEO of Breeders’ Cup

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- The Breeders' Cup has named Drew Fleming president and chief executive officer.The board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Fleming as the replacement for Craig Fravel, who quit after last weekend's world championships at Santa...

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Boston College is finalizing an agreement with Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley to be the Eagles' head coach, a person with knowledge of...