Horse racing

The grandstand near the finish line at Pimlico Race Course is seen empty, Friday, May 15, 2020, in Baltimore. The Preakness would have been run Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Baltimore. But Pimlico Race Course and many tracks across North America remain dark because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 16, 2020 - 6:14 pm
The 145th Preakness Stakes has been rescheduled for Oct. 3, an announcement delivered Saturday less than hour before the original post time for the Triple Crown race. Traditionally held at Pimlico Race Course on the third Saturday in May, the Preakness was postponed April 3 because of the...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2020 file photo the sun rises over the track at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Horse racing is in a state of transition at a time usually reserved for Triple Crown season. The Preakness would have been run Saturday, May 16, 2020 in Baltimore. But Pimlico Race Course and many tracks across North America remain dark because of the coronavirus pandemic. There is some light at the end of the tunnel as tracks including Churchill Downs in Kentucky are getting back to live racing without fans. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, file)
May 15, 2020 - 6:06 pm
Instead of the Preakness running Saturday in Baltimore with perhaps another heralded Kentucky Derby winner looking to capture the second jewel of the Triple Crown, horse racing is in the midst of transition. And lower and middle class owners are in the cross hairs. Owner Maggi Moss was concerned...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, tractors groom the racing surface at the Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore, Md. The Preakness will remain at Pimlico Race Course into the foreseeable future, thanks to the passing of a bill to redevelop Maryland's race tracks with $375 million in bonds. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
May 08, 2020 - 11:13 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Preakness will remain a fixture at timeworn Pimlico Race Course, which will receive a much-needed facelift following the passing of a bill to redevelop Maryland tracks. Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday permitted a bill to become law that would enable the Maryland Stadium Authority...
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May 06, 2020 - 4:03 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Trainer Mark Casse has more than $174 million in purse earnings, has captured two legs of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, and has been honored as Canadian trainer of the year a record 11 times. And now, election to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame. “...
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Joel Rosario, top, and Nadal cross the wire to win the second division of the Arkansas Derby horse race Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs, Ark. (Richard Rasmussen/The Sentinel-Record via AP)
May 02, 2020 - 10:12 pm
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Charlatan romped to victory by six lengths in the first division of the Arkansas Derby and Nadal won the second division by three lengths, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a sweep Saturday when the Kentucky Derby was postponed. The 146th Derby usually would have...
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In this image taken from video provided by NBC Sports, Secretariat, right, crosses the finish line to win a computer-simulated version of the Kentucky Derby horse race between the 13 winners of the Triple Crown, Saturday, May 2, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. The race was part of NBC's substitute programming after the Kentucky Derby was postponed by the coronavirus pandemic. (NBC Sports via AP)
May 02, 2020 - 6:22 pm
Secretariat won a virtual Kentucky Derby against 12 fellow Triple Crown winners, 47 years after the chestnut colt won the real race at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/4-mile race featuring computer-generated imagery was held Saturday, the same day the 146th Derby had been scheduled until it was postponed...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Victor Espinoza rides American Pharoah to victory in the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. American Pharaoh went on to win the Triple Crown a few weeks later. More than a dozen thoroughbreds had come up a race short of becoming racing’s first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, until American Pharoah ended the 37-year drought in 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
May 01, 2020 - 12:19 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — More than a dozen thoroughbreds had come up a race short of becoming racing’s first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. American Pharoah ended the 37-year drought in 2015 by winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes. His historic quest began with the...
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In this photo provided by Brown-Forman, a turtle walks on part of area to be used for the Kentucky Turtle Derby in Chicago. The taped race will air Saturday at 7 p.m. on YouTube. The Kentucky Derby will be run Sept. 5, kicking off Labor Day weekend. It’s the first time the Derby won’t be held on its traditional first Saturday in May since 1945, when it was run June 9. Looking for a slower substitute, the first Kentucky Turtle Derby was hatched. (Dominic Udell/Brown-Forman via AP)
April 30, 2020 - 8:32 am
Losing the Kentucky Derby has left race fans shell-shocked. The first Saturday in May has yielded to the legs of a bunch of slowpokes: Seattle Slow headlines a field of turtles — yes, turtles — that will race in the Kentucky Turtle Derby. Call it, the slowest eight minutes in sports. The race is...
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FILE - In this May 6, 1978, file photo, Affirmed, jockey Steve Cauthen up, crosses the finish line to win the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Ky. Secretariat is the early 7-2 favorite for this weekend’s virtual Kentucky Derby, an animated race pitting all 13 Triple Crown winners on the day the Derby would have been held before the coronavirus pandemic postponed it. Citation, who won the 1948 Triple Crown, was made the 4-1 second choice. Seattle Slew and Affirmed, the 1977 and '78 Triple Crown winners, were each listed at 5-1 odds. (AP Photo/File)
April 29, 2020 - 8:16 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs will open stables at the track and training center in phases starting May 11 before races are run during its spring meet without spectators. The historic track postponed the Kentucky Derby last month from May 2 to Sept. 5 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It...
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Horse racing supporters, including retired jockey James Corral, center in yellow, stand outside the Board of Supervisors building to protest the closing of Santa Anita Park as part to the state's stay-at-home measures amid the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 28, 2020 - 7:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kentucky Derby-winning trainers Bob Baffert and Doug O'Neill joined horse racing advocates rallying outside a Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday in an effort to convince government officials to allow the resumption of live racing at Santa Anita. Even...
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