horse racing

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.
Tom Larson/CNN
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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Crowds outside Parx Racing watching the end of the Belmont Stakes
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Andrew Kramer
June 09, 2018 - 10:39 pm
BENSALEM, Pa (KYW Newsradio) - Massive crowds showed up at Bensalem's Parx Racing Saturday during the Belmont Stakes. They got to place some bets, watch the race and ended up witnessing history. "Justify for sure," said Rich Duffy when asked who he bet on. "You got to want him to win. It's good for...
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Mike Smith aboard Justify wins the 150th Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park.
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June 09, 2018 - 7:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Justify defied all the odds on his way to achieving Triple Crown immortality. The late bloomer won the Belmont Stakes by 1¾ lengths on Saturday, giving the sport its 13th Triple Crown champion. American Pharoah ended a 37-year drought in 2015 and now just four years later, racing is...
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riple Crown hopeful Justify gallops around the main track during a workout at Belmont Park, Friday, June 8, 2018, in Elmont, N.Y.
(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 09, 2018 - 6:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Three races at various distances on three different tracks over a span of five weeks. Just 12 horses have swept the Triple Crown, one of the rarest feats in sports. Justify will try to immortalize his name and join such horses as Whirlaway, Count Fleet, Citation and Secretariat when...
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