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Long shot Shedaresthedevil pulls off upset in Kentucky Oaks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Long shot Shedaresthedevil won the Kentucky Oaks in record time, overtaking favorite Gamine at the top of the stretch and holding off Swiss Skydiver for a 1½-length victory Friday in the 146th Kentucky Oaks for fillies...

Irad Ortiz Jr. rides 5 winners again at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Irad Ortiz Jr. won five races at Saratoga on Thursday, equaling his feat of a year ago.He won the second, fourth, fifth, seventh and ninth races from his eight mounts at the upstate New York...

Del Mar jockeys return after 15 positive COVID-19 tests

DEL MAR, Calif. -- Del Mar's jockey colony returned for the resumption of racing after the track was forced to cancel last weekend when 15 jockeys tested positive for the coronavirus.Riders were cleared Friday after passing screenings by the...

Maximum Security wins at Del Mar in first start for new trainer Bob Baffert

DEL MAR, Calif. -- Maximum Security won the $150,000 San Diego Handicap in a photo finish at Del Mar on Saturday, his first start in five months for new trainer Bob Baffert.Under new rider Abel Cedillo, Maximum Security caught...

Improbable takes Whitney at Saratoga, giving Bob Baffert back-to-back wins

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. -- Improbable won the $750,000 Whitney at Saratoga on Saturday, making Bob Baffert the first trainer to notch back-to-back victories in the Grade 1 race for older horses since 1994-95.Ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., Improbable ran...

Hopeful Growth romps in Monmouth Oaks for first stakes victory

OCEANPORT, N.J. -- Hopeful Growth took the lead in the stretch and drew off to a four-length victory in the $200,000 Monmouth Oaks at Monmouth Park on Saturday.Ridden by Antonio Gallardo and trained by Anthony Margotta, Jr., Hopeful Growth...

Art Collector wins Ellis Park Derby, earns Kentucky Derby points

HENDERSON, Ky. -- Blue Grass winner Art Collector led all the way in winning the $200,000 Ellis Park Derby by 3 1/4 lengths on Sunday, and earned 50 qualifying points for next month's Kentucky Derby.Ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr.,...

Thousand Words pulls upset to win Shared Belief at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. -- Thousand Words upset 1-5 favorite Honor A. P. by three-quarters of a length in the $100,000 Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar on Saturday, giving trainer Bob Baffert another candidate for next month's Kentucky Derby.Ridden...

Bettor receives $20,000 in horse-doping lawsuit

NEW YORK -- Two years after filing a first-of-its-kind lawsuit, a harness-racing bettor has received $20,000 in the settlement of his claims that he was cheated out of his winnings when a doped horse won a race in New...

Ramona Hill gives owners second win in Hambletonian in three years

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A filly winning the Hambletonian has been a rare sight in the 95-year history of trotting's biggest race.Only 15 have accomplished the feat. Now owners Michelle and Al Crawford and Brad Grant have done it...

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