Horse racing

AP
May 27, 2019 - 8:19 am
ARCADIA, Calif. — Santa Anita had its third horse death in nine days when a gelding pulled up during a race and was euthanized. Twenty-six horses have died in racing or training at the Southern California track since Dec. 26. The Los Angeles Times reported that Kochees sustained an injury to its...
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AP
May 19, 2019 - 9:07 am
The chief operating officer of the group that owns Santa Anita Park said the racetrack will keep monitoring the safety conditions after another death of a horse in training. A 3-year-old horse broke down with a shoulder injury Friday while galloping and was euthanized at the track in Arcadia,...
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Improbable works out on the track at Pimlico before the 2019 Preakness Stakes.
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May 16, 2019 - 12:43 pm
The story of the Preakness Stakes this year is the horses that are not running in the second leg of the Triple Crown after the controversial finish of the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago. The official Derby winner, Country House, did not enter the Preakness after coming down with a cough. It’s the...
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Maximum Security (7) was disqualified after finishing first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby; Country House (20) was awarded the victory.
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May 06, 2019 - 8:01 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Maximum Security's owner said Monday he will not run the horse in the Preakness and will appeal the disqualification as the Kentucky Derby winner. Gary West said by phone to The Associated Press that there is "really no need, not having an opportunity to run for the Triple Crown...
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AP
May 05, 2019 - 8:44 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security co-owner Gary West criticized race stewards' disqualification of his horse's Kentucky Derby victory as "egregious" and said he was pondering his next step, including a possible appeal. "I think this is the most egregious disqualification in the history of...
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AP
May 02, 2019 - 8:50 am
Santa Anita officials are betting on new technology to better detect injuries following a rash of horse deaths at the racetrack. The track will be getting a machine later this year that can be used to do PET scans on part of a horse's leg without anesthesia to spot injuries on a microscopic level...
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Horses race down the muddy track at Churchill Downs during the 2018 Kentucky Derby.
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May 02, 2019 - 8:47 am
Stunning news out of the Kentucky Derby on Wednesday night as race favorite Omaha Beach was scratched for Saturday’s first leg of the horse racing Triple Crown due to a breathing issue. That dramatically alters the complexion of the field -- and leaves gamblers to rethink their plays at the betting...
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