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Hong Kong race meeting cancelled over protest fears

Hong Kong (AFP) - Gambling-mad Hong Kong has cancelled a horse racing event just hours before its start over fears anti-government protesters might disrupt a race featuring a mount part-owned by a controversial pro-Beijing lawmaker.Frequently violent demonstrations featuring...

American Pharoah manager denies horse bit Mike Pence during 2018 visit

Governor Mike Pence, the Republican Vice Presidential candidate, addresses supporters at a rally in a barn at the Bruere Seed Farm, Prole, Iowa, November 3, 2016. (Photo by Mark Reinstein/Corbis via Getty Images)Either Mike Pence has besmirched Triple...

Oldest classic falls to all-conquering Dettori and Gosden

London (AFP) - Riding legend Frankie Dettori's remarkable season carried on apace on Saturday as he won his sixth English St Leger and 15th Group One winner of the campaign with the John Gosden-trained Logician in a record...

Disgraced Zarooni pleads for clemency to ‘feed my family’

London (AFP) - Banned trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni, responsible for the biggest doping scandal in British racing history, has asked the sport's governing body for clemency so he can "feed my family", he told AFP in a rare...

Racehorse trainer Baffert denies doping Triple Crown king Justify

Los Angeles (AFP) - Legendary trainer Bob Baffert on Thursday denied doping 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify after it emerged the horse failed a drug test before last year's Kentucky Derby.US racing was rocked on Wednesday after the...

Horse racing: Local weed caused Justify’s positive drug test

(Reuters) - Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on Thursday denied intentionally administering the banned drug scopolamine to Triple Crown-winning horse Justify in 2018, saying a positive test had been a result of "environmental contamination."The New York Times...

Justify’s positive test came from contaminated food

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert denied giving 2018 Triple Crown winning horse Justify a banned substance that caused a positive test prior to last year's Kentucky Derby and blamed the result on contaminated food.Baffert said Thursday that...

Justify controversy latest step in horse racing’s demise

Go ahead and mark down 2019 as the beginning of the end for horse racing.The sport will never completely die off — there is too much money to be gained, from the betting windows to the breeding shed....

Justify failed drug test before Triple Crown run

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at a California track that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby.The newspaper reported...

Justify failed drug test before Triple Crown win: New York Times

(Reuters) - Champion racehorse Justify failed a drug test shortly before winning the American Triple Crown in 2018, the New York Times reported on Wednesday.In an article posted on its website, the newspaper said Justify, who was under...

Justify failed drug test before 2018 Triple Crown triumph: report

Los Angeles (AFP) - Justify, the colt that swept to US racing's Triple Crown in 2018, failed a drug test before that year's Kentucky Derby and shouldn't have been eligible to race, The New York Times reported Wednesday.The...

Churchill Downs presents plan to offer winter racing

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The home of the Kentucky Derby wants to expand into live winter racing in 2020. If approved by state racing regulators, it means overcoats and hot chocolate could come into vogue at Churchill Downs...

Accident mars closing-day Del Mar Futurity

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- An accident involving 1-2 favorite Eight Rings and another horse shortly after the start marred the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity on closing day at the seaside track north of San Diego.Eight Rings, ridden...

Code of Honor wins Travers Stakes

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Trainer Shug McGaughey walked into Saratoga Race Course stoked for the 150th running of the Travers Stakes. Code of Honor validated those feelings.Code of Honor won a stretch duel with Tacitus and Mucho...

Champion stayer Stradivarius moves owner Nielsen to tears

London (AFP) - The extraordinary stayer Stradivarius collected a second successive one-million-pound bonus by winning the Lonsdale Cup on Friday, prompting owner Bjorn Nielsen to burst into tears.Frankie Dettori had sobbed after the John Gosden-trained mare Enable had...

Three great racehorses owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah

London (AFP) - Enable claimed her 10th Group One race on Thursday when she won the Yorkshire Oaks, putting her on course to make history in winning Europe's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for...

Dettori in tears as Enable racks up 10th Group One victory

London (AFP) - Frankie Dettori was in floods of tears after he guided equine superstar Enable to her 10th Group One victory in the Yorkshire Oaks on Thursday.It was the ideal tune-up for the five-year-old mare as she...

9-1 shot Higher Power wins $1M Pacific Classic

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- With his top two horses elsewhere, John Sadler took a chance with a couple others in his barn.Higher Power paid off.The 4-year-old colt took command turning into the stretch and won the $1...

Fourth horse dies during training at Del Mar

DEL MAR, Calif. — A fourth horse has died during training at Del Mar.A spokesman for the track located north of San Diego confirmed Monday’s fatality.Bri Bri, an unraced 3-year-old filly trained by Jim Cassidy, sustained a broken...

‘Massive day for Japan’ as Deirdre springs Nassau surprise

London (AFP) - Japanese contender Deirdre sprang a 20-1 surprise in the Group One Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Thursday to foil the all conquering John Gosden and Frankie Dettori.Dettori and trainer Gosden had notched up their...

3rd horse dies, second of Bob Baffert’s

A third horse has died at Del Mar Racetrack less than two weeks into its summer season, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.The fatality, the second for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, was only acknowledged after an inquiry...

Dettori and Gosden Too Darn Hot for rivals in Sussex Stakes

London (AFP) - Legendary jockey Frankie Dettori and trainer John Gosden's extraordinary run continued on Wednesday as Too Darn Hot's victory in The Sussex Stakes at Goodwood gave them their ninth Group One success in the past two...

Emotional tributes as champion horse Deep Impact put down

Japanese champion racehorse Deep Impact, one of the country's most successful racers and a leading international sire, has been euthanised after a spine injury.The former international star was put down on Tuesday at the age of 17 after...

Unstoppable Stradivarius and Dettori make Goodwood Cup history

London (AFP) - Stradivarius and Frankie Dettori won a historic third successive Goodwood Cup on Tuesday to put the horse within one win of a repeat of the million pound bonus he collected last year.Dettori delivered his challenge...

Former highflying TV executive appointed Jockey Club chief

London (AFP) - Delia Bushell who oversaw BT Sport's acquisition of Premier League and Champions League football rights is to succeed Simon Bazalgette as Chief Executive of The Jockey Club, the largest commercial group in British horseracing.Bazalgette is...

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