Horse racing

Women wear a hat before the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
May 04, 2019 - 5:28 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Funny how the threat of rain changes priorities for Kentucky Derby spectators. For sure, scores of women wearing big, colorful hats dotted the landscape at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Men in straw hats sported brightly hued suits they bring out once a year, sipping the...
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Horses come off the track after an early-morning workout at Churchill Downs Friday, May 3, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 4. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
May 03, 2019 - 11:21 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith will ride in the Kentucky Derby after all. He picked up the mount on 30-1 shot Cutting Humor, trained by Todd Pletcher, race officials said Friday. The 53-year-old rider had been on the early 4-1 favorite, Omaha Beach, until the colt was...
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A horse gets a bath after an early-morning workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, April 30, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
May 03, 2019 - 2:35 am
When Rob Hyland worked his first Kentucky Derby for NBC in 2001, it was a 90-minute show with a handful reporters and only one race — the Derby — was aired. Hyland, the coordinating producer of NBC's horse racing coverage, now is at the helm of 15 hours of coverage over three days. The broadcast...
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Kentucky Derby entrant Game Winner is ridden during a workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 4. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
May 02, 2019 - 2:36 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Bob Baffert is feeling the pressure now. The five-time Kentucky Derby winner finds himself with new favorite Game Winner since Omaha Beach was scratched with a breathing problem. "Oh, boy, here we go," the white-haired trainer said Thursday to a throng outside his Churchill...
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Exercise rider Taylor Cambra rides Kentucky Derby entrant Omaha Beach during a workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 4. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
May 01, 2019 - 6:57 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Favorite Omaha Beach was scratched from the Kentucky Derby because of a breathing problem Wednesday night. Trainer Richard Mandella told The Associated Press the colt developed a cough and a subsequent veterinary exam showed Omaha Beach has an entrapped epiglottis. It's...
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Kentucky Derby entrant Long Range Toddy is ridden during a workout at Churchill Downs Wednesday, May 1, 2019, in Louisville, Ky. The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 4. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
May 01, 2019 - 2:16 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jon Court would set a record as the oldest jockey in the Kentucky Derby when he rides Long Range Toddy this weekend. Court is 58, which is a lot of candles on the birthday cake for someone still participating in an incredibly dangerous sport. Churchill Downs officials say the...
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April 19, 2019 - 10:40 pm
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A jockey has been suspended 60 days for misusing his whip — not on a horse — but on another rider in a race at an Arkansas track. A stewards' ruling posted Thursday on the Association of Racing Commissioners International website alleges that David Cohen "deliberately"...
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Tiger Roll ridden by jockey Davy Russell after winning the Grand National Handicap Chase at the Grand National Horse Racing Festival at Aintree Racecourse, near Liverpool, England, Saturday April 6, 2019. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)
April 06, 2019 - 2:14 pm
AINTREE, England (AP) — Tiger Roll gave the British Grand National successive winners for the first time in 45 years on Saturday, and horse racing's most grueling steeplechase had its first death since 2012. Up For Review suffered a fatal injury when he came down at the first fence, making it three...
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This image provided by Benoit Photo shows Law Abidin Citizen and jockey Tiago Pereira, second from left, outlegging Mesut (Geovanni Franco), left, Air Vice Marshal (Martin Garcia), third from left, and Cistron (Rafael Bejarano), right, to win the Grade III, $100,000 San Simeon Stakes, Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)
March 31, 2019 - 10:09 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A two-horse spill in the $100,000 San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita on Sunday led to the 23rd equine fatality at the Southern California track in just over three months. Arms Runner injured his right front leg and fell in the Grade 3 race on turf, two days after Santa Anita...
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March 30, 2019 - 7:47 pm
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Maximum Security was in a claiming race just over three months ago, which meant his connections were willing to let him go to another barn at that point for a mere $16,000. There were no takers. Oh, how they might have missed out. Maximum Security has risen from racing...
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