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Dettori out to deny O’Brien making Derby history

London (AFP) - The Epsom Derby and Oaks will be run on the same day for the first time in history on Saturday after being postponed from June due to the coronavirus pandemic.AFP Sport picks three things to...

Balding bids to add another Derby fairytale to family story

London (AFP) - Trainer Andrew Balding grew up surrounded by memorabilia of his father Ian's 1971 Epsom Derby champion Mill Reef and on Saturday he hopes Kameko will emulate him in winning the "Holy Grail" of racing.The 47-year-old...

Palmer hopes Emissary has blossomed in time for the Derby

London (AFP) - Hugo Palmer can follow in the footsteps of trainers like George Carver, Geoff Wragg and William Haggas if he wins the Epsom Derby at the first attempt with his runner Emissary on Saturday.The 39-year-old says...

Monmouth Park to open thoroughbred meet Friday with fans

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...

O’Brien seeking eighth Oaks win with 11/8 favourite Love

(Reuters) - Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien's Love has been listed as an 11/8 favourite with Unibet for the Investec Oaks, which will take place at Epsom Downs on July 4.Love, who won the 1000 Guineas in June, is...

Racing to welcome back owners in time for Derby

London (AFP) - The winning owners of the Derby and the Oaks could be present this Saturday at Epsom after strict coronavirus restrictions were eased on Monday by the British Horseracing Authority.Owners have been barred from attending racecourses...

Precautionary quarantine at Belmont Park barn is lifted

NEW YORK (AP) -- Officials have lifted a precautionary quarantine on a barn at Belmont Park after test results for a horse suspected of having equine herpesvirus Type 1 were negative.The New York Racing Association said Sunday all...

Belmont Park barn under precautionary quarantine

NEW YORK (AP) -- A barn at Belmont Park has been placed under a precautionary quarantine because of a suspected case of equine herpesvirus Type 1.New York Racing Association officials say a 4-year-old colt trained by Chris Englehart...

Belmont winner Tiz the Law lands future stallion deal

VERSAILLES, Ky. (AP) -- Belmont winner Tiz the Law will stand at Coolmoore America’s Ashford Stud in Kentucky when his racing career is over.The 3-year-old colt will continue to be owned by Sackatoga Stable while he races. Tiz...

Limited number of spectators to attend Kentucky Derby

Washington (AFP) - A limited number of spectators will be allowed to attend the 146th Kentucky Derby on September 5, officials at Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky, announced Thursday.The Derby typically jams more than 100,000 people into...

Kentucky Derby, Oaks will run with limitations on spectators

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...

Kentucky Derby will open doors to spectators

(Reuters) - The Kentucky Derby, which was rescheduled for Sept. 5 due to the novel coronavirus, will allow spectators onto the grounds to watch the Run for the Roses even as COVID-19 infections surge across parts of the...

Kentucky Derby will run Sept. 5 with fans ‘frequently encouraged’ to wear masks

The 146th running of the Kentucky Derby will be Sept. 5 with spectators in attendance, Churchill Downs Racetrack and Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday.Spectators will be allowed under strict guidelines throughout Kentucky Derby Week, which runs Sept....

Positive COVID-19 tests at Santa Anita, SoFi Stadium

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Santa Anita had 17 people test positive for the coronavirus during its recently completed meet, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said.The Arcadia racetrack was on Monday's list of nonresidential settings with...

Grand National-winning jockey Liam Treadwell dies at 34

BRIDGNORTH, England (AP) -- Liam Treadwell, an English jockey who rode a horse with odds of 100-1 to victory in the Grand National Steeplechase in 2009, has died. He was 34.Treadwell's death was confirmed by horseracing trainer Alastair...

Grand National-winning jockey Treadwell dead at 34

London (AFP) - English jump jockey Liam Treadwell, who rode 100/1 outsider Mon Mome to victory in the 2009 Grand National, has died at the age of 34, it was announced on Tuesday."We're deeply saddened to hear about...

What now for racing? Lessons learned from Royal Ascot

London (AFP) - Ascot took a financial hit by putting on Royal Ascot behind closed doors and lessons were learned for the Epsom Derby and Oaks, the next highlights of the racing calendar.Royal Ascot went ahead without its...

Horse injured, euthanized after race at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- A horse injured after crossing the finish line of a race at Santa Anita was euthanized, making it the 15th fatality at the track since late December.Strictly Biz, a 4-year-old colt, fractured his right...

Belmont winner Tiz the Law eyes ambitious summer schedule

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...

NY-bred Tiz the Law wins barren Belmont Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) -- Eerily empty grandstands. Masked jockeys. Shuttered betting windows.For Tiz the Law trainer Barclay Tagg, no finer way to round out a career Triple Crown.''I'm not trying to be a jerk about it,'' the 82-year-old...

Tiz the Law wins 152nd Belmont Stakes

New York (AFP) - Tiz the Law richly lived up to his favorite's billing, sweeping to victory in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday to launch a topsy-turvy Triple Crown year.Trained by 82-year-old Barclay Tagg and ridden by Manny...

Tiz the Law wins Belmont Stakes to clinch first leg of Triple Crown

By Amy TenneryELMONT, N.Y. (Reuters) - Tiz the Law won the Belmont Stakes in front of empty stands on Saturday, clinching the first leg of horse racing's Triple Crown.The colt was followed by Dr Post and Max Player...

Tiz the Law wins the 152nd Belmont Stakes

Thanks to a push around the final turn, overwhelming favorite Tiz the Law won the 152nd edition of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York.Tiz the Law, jockeyed by Manuel Franco, hung...

Gamine wins Acorn Stakes by 18 3/4 lengths in record time

NEW YORK (AP) -- Gamine led all the way in winning the $300,000 Acorn Stakes for 3-year-old fillies by 18 3/4 lengths at Belmont on Saturday.Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, Gamine ran one mile in 1:32.55,...

Eerie calm welcomes contenders at empty Belmont

By Amy TenneryELMONT, New York (Reuters) - Betting counters were closed and an eerie silence settled over the ivy-coated plaza inside Belmont Park on Saturday as jockeys and horses gathered for the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes,...

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