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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...

Kentucky Derby winner Authentic set as 9-5 favorite at Preakness draw

Kentucky Derby winner Authentic was installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite for the Preakness and drew the No. 9 post position at the draw Monday that lacked the usual fanfare of owners and trainers packing into a crowded...

House bill will create national medication, safety standards for horse racing

WASHINGTON -- The House approved a bill Tuesday to create national medication and safety standards for the horse racing industry to discourage use of performance-enhancing drugs that can lead to horse injuries and deaths.The "Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act"...

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...

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,...

Racing board seeks DQ of Justify in Santa Anita Derby; no complaint against Bob...

LOS ANGELES -- The California Horse Racing Board has voted to proceed with a complaint seeking the disqualification of Justify from his victory in the 2018 Santa Anita Derby based on laboratory findings that show his post-race sample tested...

Churchill Downs cites no fans, fewer horses for Kentucky Derby betting decline

Betting on the 146th Kentucky Derby was down sharply over the weekend, dropping 52% from last year's record amount wagered.With no fans allowed at the track because of the coronavirus pandemic, Churchill Downs reported that $79.4 million was bet...

Kentucky Derby reverses course, will run without fans

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The Kentucky Derby will run without fans for the first time, Churchill Downs announced Friday, citing increasing COVID-19 cases in the area.It will be the second Triple Crown race this year without spectators, following the Belmont...

Preakness Stakes will be held without fans at Pimlico in October

BALTIMORE -- The Preakness Stakes will be run at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore Oct. 3 without fans, making it a spectator-free sweep of the three Triple Crown races this year because of the global pandemic.The Maryland Jockey Club...

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.,...

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