Thoroughbred racing

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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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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March 22, 2019 - 8:04 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Pimlico Race Course owner says there's no plan to keep the signature Preakness Stakes race in Baltimore, despite what Mayor Catherine Pugh has said. The Baltimore Sun reports Pugh told members of the Legislative Black Caucus on Thursday that her team successfully negotiated to...
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FILE - This March 7, 2019, file photo, shows the empty home stretch at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. A filly broke both front legs at the end of a workout on the main dirt track at Santa Anita and has been euthanized, becoming the 22nd horse to suffer catastrophic injuries since Dec. 26. Trainer and owner David Bernstein says the 3-year-old filly named Princess Lili B broke down just past the finish line on Thursday morning, March 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
March 14, 2019 - 7:33 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita will ban the use of medication and whips on racing days after the 22nd horse fatality in 2 1/2 months occurred at the historic track Thursday. The move by owner The Stronach Group would make Santa Anita the first racetrack in the nation to impose such restrictions...
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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2013 file photo, an exercise rider takes a horse for a workout at Santa Anita Park with palm trees and the San Gabriel Mountains as a backdrop in Arcadia, Calif. A person with direct knowledge of the situation says a 21st horse has died at Santa Anita. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Tuesday, March 5, 2019, because the fatality has not been announced publicly. A total of 21 horses have died since the racetrack's winter meet began on Dec. 26. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
March 05, 2019 - 11:33 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita has canceled racing indefinitely to re-examine its dirt surface after the deaths of 21 horses in the last two months. Tim Ritvo, chief operating officer of The Stronach Group, which owns Santa Anita, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that racing won't be held...
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Javier Castellano crosses the finish line aboard City of Light to win the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Horse Race, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
January 26, 2019 - 6:34 pm
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — City of Light and Accelerate went head-to-head twice last year, each winning once and setting up what figured to be a showdown in the final race of their careers. City of Light decided to make it a romp instead. Going into retirement with an absolute flourish, City of...
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Joel Rosario rides Accelerate to victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Churchill Downs, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
November 03, 2018 - 8:36 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Even if he isn't recognized as this year's top thoroughbred, Accelerate all but assured his place as North America's best older horse. His signature win in the Breeders' Cup Classic should solidify his credentials for multiple honors. Accelerate took the lead at the top of...
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Joel Rosario rides Game Winner to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile horse race at Churchill Downs, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
November 02, 2018 - 8:29 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Game Winner's latest triumph included bumps along the way. The colt shook them off before shaking the field to remain perfect and make his case as the year's best 2-year-old. Game Winner overcame an early bump to surge down the stretch, then pulled away from long shot Knicks...
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