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2 horses die in 2 days of racing at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Two horses have died in two days of racing at Santa Anita, where four deaths have occurred since last month.Uncontainable and Harliss were both euthanized after breaking their right front ankles.Uncontainable was injured in...

Great entertainer Dettori not yet ready for lights to dim

London (AFP) - Frankie Dettori says instinct rather than an historic third Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Enable this year will be the decisive factor in telling him when to call time on his legendary riding career.The...

Vets missed chances involving Breeders’ Cup fatality

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A report on the death of Mongolian Groom in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita says veterinarians missed opportunities to remove the gelding from the $6 million race because of time constraints or...

Euthanized Mongolian Groom was hurt before Breeders Cup

Los Angeles (AFP) - An evaluation report released Wednesday on Mongolian Groom, who was euthanized after a breakdown in last November's Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita, found the gelding ran with a pre-existing injury.The report by Dr....

Trainer sues California racing board over Justify drug test

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Trainer Mick Ruis sued the California Horse Racing Board on Monday, alleging it intentionally failed to discharge its public duty when the board hid and subsequently dismissed Justify's positive drug test in the 2018...

Maximum Security invited to Pegasus World Cup race

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Horse of the Year finalist Maximum Security was one of 17 horses formally invited on Sunday to compete in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational later this month at Gulfstream Park.Breeders' Cup Classic runner-up...

Authentic gives Baffert Ky Derby contender with Sham victory

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Authentic led all the way in winning the $100,000 Sham Stakes by 7 3/4 lengths at Santa Anita, giving five-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert another contender for the first leg of the Triple...

Bricks and Mortar headlines list of Eclipse Award finalists

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Bricks and Mortar had a perfect 2019 record and might have a couple more trophies coming his way.The leading money-winning horse in North America last year headlines the three Eclipse Award finalists for...

Horse euthanized after breaking down in race at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- A horse broke down in the last race at Santa Anita on Wednesday, the track's first racing death of the winter-spring meet after a spate of deaths last year.Golden Birthday took a bad step...

Jockey Mike Smith wins record 217th Grade 1 race

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Omaha Beach won the $300,000 Malibu Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths on opening day at Santa Anita, giving Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith a record 217th Grade 1 victory.Smith surpassed the mark set...

Clan des Obeaux defends King George VI crown

London (AFP) - Clan Des Obeaux won the King George VI Chase on Thursday for the second year in a row to give trainer Paul Nicholls a record 11th success in the race as he saddled the first...

Horse racing: Americans sour to sport on news of horse deaths

By Rory CarrollLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Around a third of Americans said that a series of high-profile race horse deaths this year, many of them at Southern California's famed Santa Anita Park, had soured their opinion of the...

Santa Anita postpones opening day due to rainy forecast

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Santa Anita is postponing the opening day of its winter-spring meet by two days to Dec. 28 ahead of next week's forecast that calls for rain.The Southern California racetrack announced its decision on Saturday....

No criminal wrongdoing found at Santa Anita after horse deaths

Though a string of horse deaths at Santa Anita Park has rocked the sport across the country in recent years, an investigation into the track cleared it of any criminal wrongdoing on Thursday, according to the Los Angeles Times.A...

No criminal wrongdoing found in horse deaths at Santa Anita

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - There was no criminal animal cruelty or unlawful conduct at Southern California's Santa Anita Park this year despite a spate of high-profile horse deaths, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said on Thursday.Investigators...

No evidence of crimes in horse deaths: prosecutor

Los Angeles (AFP) - An investigation into the deaths of dozens of horses at California's famed Santa Anita racetrack has found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing or animal cruelty, prosecutors in Los Angeles said Thursday."After a thorough investigation...

Prosecutor finds no crime in Santa Anita horse racing deaths

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California prosecutors found no evidence of animal cruelty or other crimes during an investigation into a spike in horse deaths at Santa Anita Park racetrack over the past year, according to a report issued...

Two horses die at Los Alamitos racetrack

Two more horses have died at a Southern California racetrack. Mighty Elijah and Hot Spot, both 4-year-old geldings, died after the first race at Los Alamitos on Saturday, according to the Associated Press.The deaths are the latest in a long...

Pegasus races to ban medication, offer lower purses

The Pegasus World Cup races at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida, next month will require horses to be medication-free on race day and will have substantially reduced purses from the previous three editions of the event.The Stronach...

2 horses die after 1st race at Southern California track

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) -- Two horses have died at Los Alamitos racetrack in Orange County, adding to the death toll at Southern California tracks this year.A 4-year-old gelding named Mighty Elijah and a 4-year-old gelding named Into...

Stabling, training at Aqueduct to shut down in January

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Racing Association will shut down stabling and training at Aqueduct beginning Jan. 1 in an effort to consolidate operations at Belmont Park.About 250 horse are stabled at Aqueduct, while the majority...

California becoming most restrictive state for riding crops

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jockeys riding in California wouldn't be able to strike a horse to make it run faster or be allowed to whip in an overhand motion under a proposed amendment approved by the California Horse...

California report on horse deaths at Santa Anita delayed

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) -- The California Horse Racing Board's report on the high rate of horse deaths at Santa Anita earlier this year is being delayed.Rick Baedeker, the board's executive director, said the report is now scheduled...

Maximum Security wins Cigar Mile at Aqueduct

NEW YORK — Maximum Security concluded a tumultuous season with a decisive victory Saturday in the $750,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct.Maximum Security was the first horse to be disqualified for interference in the 145-year history of the Kentucky...

Maximum Security smokes them in Cigar Mile

NEW YORK (AP) -- Maximum Security concluded a tumultuous season with a decisive victory Saturday in the $750,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct.Maximum Security was the first horse to be disqualified for interference in the 145-year history of the...

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