Horse racing

In this May 24, 2018, photo Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith takes questions about horse Justify at the Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Mike Smith has ridden some of the best horses in history, Zenyatta and Arrogate come to mind, and is the career leader in Breeders' Cup victories. Now at 52, he has a chance to make history aboard Justify by winning the Belmont and completing a Triple Crown sweep. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
June 07, 2018 - 7:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Walking into Belmont Park is like old home week for Mike Smith. The jockey knows the vast track with its sweeping turns like the back of his hand. Fans who remember him from his successful years riding the New York circuit will hoot and holler. Smith feels a comfort level at the...
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In this May 24, 2018, photo Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith takes questions about horse Justify at the Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Mike Smith has ridden some of the best horses in history, Zenyatta and Arrogate come to mind, and is the career leader in Breeders' Cup victories. Now at 52, he has a chance to make history aboard Justify by winning the Belmont and completing a Triple Crown sweep. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
June 07, 2018 - 10:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Walking into Belmont Park is like old home week for Mike Smith. The jockey knows the vast track with its sweeping turns like the back of his hand. Fans who remember him from his successful years riding the New York circuit will hoot and holler. Smith feels a comfort level at the...
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Bob Baffert, left, the trainer for Justify, speaks to Todd Pletcher after the draw for Saturday's Belmont Stakes horse race, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 05, 2018 - 7:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Something Bob Baffert always dreads has come true ahead of the Belmont Stakes: Justify drew the No. 1 post for the colt's bid to sweep the Triple Crown. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner was made the early 4-5 favorite in the 10-horse field for Saturday's race. Baffert is not...
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An exercise rider gallops a thoroughbred around the track during a workout at Belmont Park, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Elmont, N.Y. Justify will attempt to become the 13th Triple Crown winner when he runs in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race on Saturday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 05, 2018 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify will break from the No. 1 post as the early 4-5 favorite in the Belmont Stakes as the colt tries to complete a Triple Crown sweep. Trainer Bob Baffert is not a fan of the inside post for his horses, no matter what the race. Justify will...
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An exercise rider gallops a thoroughbred around the track during a workout at Belmont Park, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Elmont, N.Y. Justify will attempt to become the 13th Triple Crown winner when he runs in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race on Saturday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
June 05, 2018 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify will break from the No. 1 post as the early 4-5 favorite in the Belmont Stakes as the colt tries to complete a Triple Crown sweep. Trainer Bob Baffert is not a fan of the inside post for his horses, no matter what the race. Justify will...
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June 04, 2018 - 10:54 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Justify has finished a five-furlong workout at Churchill Downs in preparation for the Belmont Stakes and pursuit of a Triple Crown. Trainer Bob Baffert watched the colt cover the distance in 1 minute, 1.40 seconds on Monday morning with jockey Martin Garcia aboard. Justify...
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May 30, 2018 - 12:02 am
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has produced a son featured on the Foal Patrol project. The eighth birth in the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's unique project was delivered late Monday night by the mare Arravale at Chanteclair Farm in Kentucky. Sired...
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Justify cools down by walking the shed row of Barn 33 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, May 26, 2018 following his morning gallop. Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Justify is training for the 150th Belmont Stakes in New York and a possible Triple Crown title. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
May 28, 2018 - 3:36 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify has galloped at Churchill Downs in front of trainer Bob Baffert as the Triple Crown hopeful trains for the Belmont Stakes. Baffert arrived from Southern California to watch Justify gallop 1½ miles on Monday. The trainer says the 3-...
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In a photo provided by Benoit Photo, Accelerate and jockey Victor Espinoza win the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup horse race at Santa Anita on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. (Benoit Photo via AP)
May 26, 2018 - 7:39 pm
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Victor Espinoza shook Accelerate's neck to encourage him leaving the starting gate. That got the usually slow-breaking horse away in good position. Then Espinoza waited. With pacesetting Dr. Dorr and City of Light going at it up front, Accelerate and Espinoza laid third...
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May 24, 2018 - 11:09 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Justify has begun preparing for the Belmont Stakes and pursuit of the Triple Crown with an energetic gallop around Churchill Downs. Back at work since returning from last weekend's muddy half-length victory over Bravazo in the Preakness, the unbeaten chestnut colt galloped 1...
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