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Tiz the Law (6), with Manny Franco up, wins the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Stacey Heatherington/NYRA via AP)
August 08, 2020 - 8:04 pm
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Belmont winner Tiz the Law won the $1 million Travers Stakes by 5 1/2 lengths at Saratoga, and heads to Kentucky for next month’s Derby as the probable favorite. Ridden by Manny Franco, Tiz the Law ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:00.65 on Saturday without fans in the grandstand...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, May 1, 2019, file photo, trainer Bob Baffert looks out from his barn before a workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Baffert has been suspended for 15 days by the Arkansas Racing Commission after two of his horses tested positive for a banned substance. The commission says in a ruling that the suspension runs from Aug. 1  to Aug. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
July 15, 2020 - 6:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert was suspended for 15 days on Wednesday by Oaklawn Park stewards and two of his horses were disqualified in Arkansas after testing positive for a banned substance. The stewards said in a ruling that the suspension will run from Aug...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2015, file photo, people watch as Triple Crown winner American Pharoah with Jorge Alvarez up trains at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J. With the opening of the thoroughbred season at Monmouth Park just days away, chief executive Dennis Drazin knows the track will be beating the odds by just breaking even. The coronavirus pandemic has idled the New Jersey Shore track for two months. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
July 01, 2020 - 11:30 am
With the opening of the thoroughbred season at Monmouth Park days away, chief executive Dennis Drazin knows the odds are against the track making a profit. The coronavirus pandemic has idled the New Jersey shore facility for almost two months while officials in the hard-hit state waited for the...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, Luis Saez rides Maximum Security, right, across the finish line first against Flavien Prat on Country House during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Churchill Downs says the rescheduled Kentucky Derby and Oaks will run this fall with spectators under strict guidelines to limit crowd density for the race that annually attracts more than 100,000. The 146th runnings of the Oaks for fillies and the Derby were postponed from May 1-2 to Sept. 4-5 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Fans will be encouraged to wear masks at all times unless seated and to practice social distancing. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
June 25, 2020 - 1:00 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs officials have gotten their wish, announcing Thursday that when the rescheduled Kentucky Derby is run in September there will be spectators in the stands — just more spread out than usual. The historic track got the go-ahead to run the Derby and Oaks this fall...
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Tiz the Law (8), with jockey Manny Franco up, crosses the finish line to win the152nd running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 21, 2020 - 5:18 pm
Tiz the Law has been good and lucky, two ingredients essential to success in horse racing. He’s been dominant, too. He raced to a 3 3/4-length victory Saturday in the Belmont Stakes to open the rescheduled Triple Crown. His five wins in six career starts have been by an average margin of 19 1/4...
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Tiz the Law (8), with jockey Manny Franco up, crosses the finish line to win the152nd running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 20, 2020 - 6:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Tiz the Law won an unprecedented Belmont Stakes, claiming victory Saturday at the first race of a rejiggered Triple Crown schedule in front of eerily empty grandstands. The 3-year-old colt from upstate New York charged to the lead turning for home and now can set his sights on the...
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Robin Smullen, left, and Juan Barajas Saldana walk Belmont Stakes hopeful Tiz the Law around the paddock at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Thursday, June 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
June 19, 2020 - 11:51 am
It's been 17 years since Jack Knowlton and his Sackatoga Stable pals rode yellow school buses to the Belmont Stakes. It was a rollicking party on wheels for the group that came to watch their colt Funny Cide try to sweep the Triple Crown. It didn't happen that day. Now, the ownership group that...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2020, file photo, jockey Joel Rosario and Nadal cross the wire to win the second division of the Arkansas Derby horse race at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark. Nadal, who now won't have a shot after an ankle injury in training last week, could have been racing to become trainer Bob Baffert's third Triple Crown winner in six seasons, if not for the coronavirus pandemic. The Belmont Stakes usually wraps up a five-week span that includes the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness. All have been pushed back, though the Belmont Stakes will now go first on June 20. (Richard Rasmussen/The Sentinel-Record via AP, File)
June 01, 2020 - 2:04 am
The final leg of horse racing's Triple Crown would have been set and the French Open finals would have been contested this week if not for the coronavirus pandemic. While NASCAR is staying busy on the track, and there are signals that other sports could be working toward a return, The Associated...
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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 28, 2020 - 5:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nadal, one of trainer Bob Baffert’s early favorites for the Triple Crown, injured his ankle after a workout at Santa Anita on Thursday and is out of contention for the series. The 3-year-old colt suffered a left front condylar fracture, Baffert said in a phone interview. It was...
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In this Friday, May 22, 2020 photo, Bob Baffert, two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer, lowers his bandana during an interview while keeping his distance at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Horse racing returned to the track after being idled for one and a half months because of public health officials' concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
May 27, 2020 - 12:50 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two horses from the barn of two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert have tested positive for a banned substance, according to published reports. The New York Times and Louisville Courier-Journal on Tuesday cited unidentified sources in reporting the positive tests...
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