Horse Racing

6:30 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Buoyed by the presence of two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O’Neill, about 50 workers and supporters of horse racing rallied outside Santa Anita’s main entrance Saturday. They toted signs expressing their love of horses and support for the jobs and lifestyle the industry provides in California. Passing
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5:06 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — Baltimore officials and the owners of the historic racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes reached an agreement Friday to keep the Triple Crown series’ middle jewel in the city. The agreement, which is subject to approval of the General Assembly during its next session, ends a bitter dispute
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6:19 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs has signed an agreement to buy Turfway Park for $46 million with plans to eventually demolish its grandstand and build a $150 million racing and gambling facility on the site. Churchill’s purchase of the Florence, Kentucky, track from Jack Ohio LLC and Hard Rock International
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5:22 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Trainer Bob Baffert is replacing fellow Hall of Famer Mike Smith aboard McKinzie, the probable favorite for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic next month. Smith finished second aboard odds-on favorite McKinzie in last weekend’s Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita. That prompted Baffert to let Smith
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9:20 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — A 4-year-old gelding has been euthanized at Santa Anita after breaking its pelvis during training hours. Santa Anita officials on Tuesday confirmed the fatality of the gelding named Zeke, who was injured a day earlier. Track veterinarians diagnosed a pelvic fracture. The gelding was initially stable, but
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4:33 PM ET Associated Press OCEANPORT, N.J. — Maximum Security won’t run in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby this weekend because of a colon issue. Trainer Jason Servis said Tuesday that the Haskell and Florida Derby winner developed the problem shortly after a workout a day earlier. The 3-year-old colt was taken to a New
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1:24 PM ET Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has denied giving Justify a banned substance, following Wednesday’s report that the Triple Crown-winning horse failed a drug test a month before the 2018 Kentucky Derby. The New York Times reported that Justify tested positive for scopolamine after winning the Santa Anita Derby — and qualifying
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