Horse racing

Animal rights activists protested outside Monmouth Park track Saturday, July 20, 2019, before the scheduled post time at noon EDT. The six stakes races on the card will start at 6 p.m., with the Haskell at 8:05 p.m. With oppressive heat draining fans and causing concern about the horses, Monmouth Park canceled six races and pushed back its stakes races, including the $1 million Haskell Invitational, until early evening. (Magdeline Bassett/The Asbury Park Press via AP)
July 20, 2019 - 8:44 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Maximum Security captured the $1 million Haskell Invitational and, unlike the Kentucky Derby, survived a steward's inquiry Saturday night. It capped a long day that included a major delay triggered by intense heat and the safety concerns for the horses and riders that led to...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo, Maximum Security is seen during a morning training at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Maximum Security will try to move to the top of the 3-year-old thoroughbred division when he takes on scorching heat and a challenging field in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in Oceanport, N.J. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
July 19, 2019 - 4:08 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Maximum Security is going to have to share top billing in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park with an unexpected foe — broiling heat. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Monmouth County through Sunday night, adding a...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo Eddie Haskell, right, with jockey Kent Desormeaux aboard, win the third race during the last day of the winter/spring meet at the Santa Anita Park race track in Arcadia, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law, Wednesday June 26,2019 that would give the California Horsing Racing Board the authority to immediately suspend the license of Santa Anita. Thirty horses have died at the track in recent months. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
July 08, 2019 - 4:42 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Breeders' Cup will increase the number of veterinarians on site during its world championships this fall at Santa Anita, where 30 horses died during the racing meet that recently concluded. That's according to Craig Fravel, president and chief executive of the Breeders' Cup,...
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Horses finish the fourth race during the last day of the winter/spring meet at the Santa Anita horse racing track Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Santa Anita, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
June 27, 2019 - 5:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Breeders' Cup will remain at Santa Anita this fall after 30 horses died during the Southern California track's recent meet. The board of directors unanimously decided to keep the two-day world championships at the Arcadia track for a record 10th time on Nov. 1-2. The board...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2019 file photo Eddie Haskell, right, with jockey Kent Desormeaux aboard, win the third race during the last day of the winter/spring meet at the Santa Anita Park race track in Arcadia, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom signed a law, Wednesday June 26,2019 that would give the California Horsing Racing Board the authority to immediately suspend the license of Santa Anita. Thirty horses have died at the track in recent months. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
June 26, 2019 - 6:31 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The agency overseeing horse racing in California can now immediately suspend licenses to protect the health and safety of horses and riders, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday in response to 30 horse deaths this year at famed Santa Anita Park. "Business as usual has resulted...
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June 26, 2019 - 5:11 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's governor has signed a law clearing the way for regulators to suspend the horse racing license for beleaguered Santa Anita Park after the deaths of 30 horses at the famous track. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom's office said Wednesday he has signed Senate Bill 469...
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Eddie Haskell, right, with jockey Kent Desormeaux aboard, win the third race during the last day of the winter/spring meet at the Santa Anita horse racing track Sunday, June 23, 2019, in Santa Anita , Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
June 24, 2019 - 2:54 am
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Santa Anita's troubled racing season has come to a close after the deaths of 30 horses at the Southern California track rattled the industry and led to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer being banned when four of his horses were among the casualties. There were no...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, a statue of Zenyatta stands in the paddock gardens area at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. A second horse in two days and 29th overall died at Santa Anita, Sunday, June 9, 2019, where management has chosen to continue racing for the rest of the current meet. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
June 22, 2019 - 4:35 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A 30th horse has died at Santa Anita on the last weekend of racing before the Southern California track closes for the season. Mike Marten, a spokesman for the California Horse Racing Board, says a 4-year-old gelding named American Currency was injured Saturday while...
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June 18, 2019 - 8:11 am
LAUREL, Md. (AP) — A 5-year-old horse died of a suspected heart attack during a race at Laurel Park, the 12th racehorse to die in Maryland this year. The Baltimore Sun reports the mare named Follow the Petals collapsed on Sunday immediately after she had taken the lead in her race. The jockey was...
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June 16, 2019 - 5:34 pm
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Maximum Security returned to racing for the first time since being disqualified in the Kentucky Derby, and simply got beat. There was no controversy this time. King for a Day stalked Maximum Security from the start, took the lead in the stretch and posted a one-length victory...
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