horse racing

Santa Anita Park racetrack
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File
June 22, 2019 - 5:09 pm
By Nick Watt and Jason Kravarik, CNN (CNN) -- Horse trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned Saturday from Santa Anita Park hours after another horse death. American Currency, a 4-year-old gelding, died after an accident on the training track, Mike Marten with the California Horse Racing Board said...
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Jockey Joel Rosario, atop Sir Winston (7), right, reacts as after crossing the finish line ahead of Tacitus (10), with jockey Jose Ortiz up, to win the 151st running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 8, 2019, in Elmont, N.Y.
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June 08, 2019 - 9:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Winston provided a perfect finish to a crazy Triple Crown. After a disqualification in the Kentucky Derby and a runaway horse in the Preakness, of course the Belmont Stakes goes to a 10-1 long shot. FULL REPLAY: Sir Winston fights to the finish in the G1 $1.5 million #...
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An exercise rider takes a horse for a workout at Santa Anita Park.
Jae C. Hong/AP, file
May 27, 2019 - 8:45 am
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita had its third horse death in nine days when a gelding pulled up during a race and was euthanized. Twenty-six horses have died in racing or training at the Southern California track since Dec. 26. The Los Angeles Times reported that Kochees sustained an injury to...
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Jockey Trevor McCarthy, right, looks on as track officials tend to his ride Congrats Gal after the horse collapsed after the eighth horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Baltimore.
Lauren Helber/AP Photo
May 17, 2019 - 8:02 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — A filly collapsed and died while running at Pimlico Race Course on Friday, the day before the track hosts the second leg of the Triple Crown. Congrats Gal faltered in the upper stretch of the Miss Preakness Stakes in 83-degree heat and was eased to the finish line. The Florida-bred...
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Luis Saez reacts after Maximum Security was disqualified from the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky.
Morry Gash/AP Photo
May 16, 2019 - 6:38 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez has appealed his 15-day suspension by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. He says the stewards' penalty for failing to control the horse in the Kentucky Derby is "unduly harsh and not supportable by facts and law." The rider also seeks to...
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Matt Slocum/AP Photo
May 04, 2019 - 7:29 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security led all the way in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, only to become the first winner disqualified for interference in the race's 145-year history. After a long wait, Long shot Country House was declared the winner After an inquiry ruling, 65-1 Country House is...
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People cheer as they watch a race at Churchill Downs before the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Louisville, Ky.
John Minchillo/AP Photo
May 04, 2019 - 5:52 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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Smarty Jones
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Mike DeNardo
May 01, 2019 - 4:35 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — For the first time since his Triple Crown run 15 years ago, Smarty Jones is returning to Parx Racing in Bensalem. Labor Day doubles as Smarty Jones Day at Parx, and this Labor Day, Smarty will be there in the flesh. Since falling just short of the 2004 Triple Crown,...
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In a series of fiery exchanges, a regular meeting of the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) erupted into a referendum on the entire horse racing industry Thursday.
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April 18, 2019 - 8:19 pm
By Jason Kravarik, CNN (CNN) -- In a series of fiery exchanges, a regular meeting of the California Horse Racing Board erupted into a referendum on the entire horse racing industry Thursday. "I disagree with exploiting animals for your own gain," activist Rene Rowland said. "Do you have a pet? Then...
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Lynne Sladky/AP Photo
January 27, 2019 - 12:34 am
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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