Horse Racing

11:44 PM ET Associated Press OCEANPORT, N.J. — Not again. That was the reaction of owner Gary West when the inquiry sign flashed after Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Saturday evening at hot and steamy Monmouth Park. Unlike in the Kentucky Derby, the stewards let the
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4:18 PM ET Associated Press SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The New York Racing Association has canceled Saturday’s card of racing at Saratoga Race Course due to excessive heat forecast for eastern New York. The National Weather Service is predicting a heat index as high as 110 degrees. Training will be permitted Saturday on both the
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2:19 PM ET Two horses suffered fatal injuries Thursday morning after colliding in an accident during training hours at Del Mar racetrack in California, a spokesman for the track confirmed on Thursday. The accident occurred around 6:30 a.m. P.T. when Charge a Bunch, an unraced 2-year-old colt trained by Carla Gaines, threw rider Giovanni Franco
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5:32 PM ET Associated Press OCEANPORT, N.J. — Maximum Security will make his second start since being disqualified in the Kentucky Derby, taking on six rivals in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Saturday. The Jason Servis-trained colt drew the outside No. 7 post Wednesday for the 1 1/8-mile race. Luis Saez
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6:14 PM ET Associated Press SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Former New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera was the New York Racing Association’s guest of honor on Friday at Saratoga Race Course, and he walked away with custom-made pinstriped jockey’s silks with his No. 42 on the back. Rivera was driven to the winner’s circle before
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4:58 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — 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, who said reaction
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3:56 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — The owner of Santa Anita says “significant improvements” have occurred since it imposed reforms during its recent racing season, when 30 horses died at the Southern California track. Track owner The Stronach Group released a statement Friday citing a 58% decrease in the number of fatalities during
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