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Horse Racing

‘Queen of Saratoga’ Marylou Whitney dies at 93

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- Marylou Whitney, a successful thoroughbred breeder and owner whose family helped keep Saratoga Race Course open in the 1970s, has died. She was 93.The New York Racing Association said she died Friday at...

horses collide, die on day 2 of season

Two horses collided and died in a freak accident during early morning training on the second day of the horse racing season at the Del Mar Racetrack in California. We are sad to confirm two horses, Charge A...

Two horses die in California collision

Los Angeles (AFP) - Two horses died after a head-on collision during an early morning training run at Del Mar track in California, officials said Thursday, sparking calls for an investigation by state regulators.Del Mar Thoroughbred Club spokesman...

Oldest Czech stud farm gallops onto UNESCO list

Kladruby nad Labem (Czech Republic) (AFP) - The Czech Republic's national stud farm made it onto the UNESCO world heritage list thanks to a unique landscape of flat, sandy soils, fields, pastures and forest where horses have been...

Breeders’ Cup to add to safety measures at Santa Anita

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 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...

Eccentric racing tipster McCririck dies aged 79

London (AFP) - Flamboyant British horse racing pundit and broadcaster John McCririck has died aged 79, his family announced on Friday.Well-known for his outlandish dress sense and jocular presenting style at major meetings, McCririck was a betting specialist...

After Kentucky Derby disqualification, Luis Saez DQed again

Luis Saez found himself in even more trouble on the racetrack on Friday.Saez — who was disqualified from the Kentucky Derby in May after blocking the lane of another horse, which took away his win after a lengthy...

New England’s last thoroughbred horse track winds down

BOSTON (AP) -- New England's last thoroughbred horse track, Boston's Suffolk Downs, is hosting its final live races this weekend, but it's not clear what comes next for the industry, which continues to receive millions of dollars in...

Santa Anita owner says reforms led to major improvements

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- 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...

Breeders’ Cup to stay at Santa Anita despite 30 horse deaths

Despite 30 horse deaths in less than six months, Santa Anita track will still host the Breeders’ Cup in November.The Breeders' Cup board of directors met on Thursday in Lexington, Kentucky, and unanimously decided to keep the two-day event in Arcadia,...

Breeders’ Cup to remain at Santa Anita despite horse deaths

By Rory CarrollLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Breeders' Cup will be held as scheduled at Santa Anita Park in November despite the death of 30 horses at the track since December, the board overseeing the race said on...

Breeders’ Cup to stay at Santa Anita this year

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Breeders' Cup world championships will remain at Santa Anita this fall after 30 horses died during the Southern California track's recent meet.The Breeders' Cup board of directors unanimously decided to keep the two-day...

Breeders Cup will run at Santa Anita despite horse deaths

Los Angeles (AFP) - Breeders' Cup officials unanimously decided Thursday to conduct the 2019 event at Santa Anita Park as planned despite 30 horse deaths in six months at the Southern California racetrack.The Breeders' Cup board of directors...

New California law aimed at reducing horse racing deaths

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The agency overseeing horse racing in California can now immediately suspend licenses to protect the health and safety of horses and riders, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday in response to 30 horse deaths this...

California governor signs new horse racing rules after latest death

By Dan WhitcombLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California's governor on Wednesday signed legislation allowing state officials to suspend or shut down horse races with little notice, responding to a furor over the death of 30 horses since December at...

Gavin Newsom signs bill that could suspend Santa Anita’s license

California governor Gavin Newsom has signed a law that could suspend horse racing at Santa Anita Park, according to KTLA 5.The bill gives the California Horse Racing Board the ability to immediately suspend horse-racing licenses. It’s believed the bill was...

Santa Anita season ends after 30 horse deaths, trainer ban

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Santa Anita's troubled racing season has come to a close after the deaths of 30 horses at the Southern California track rattled the industry and led to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer being...

Hall of Fame trainer banned at Santa Anita after horse death

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned by the ownership of Santa Anita on Saturday after a fourth horse from his stable died - and the 30th overall - at the Southern California...

Trainer banned after 30th death of season at Santa Anita

By Rory Carroll and Andrew BothLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer says it was a "little premature and extreme" for Santa Anita Park to ban him on Saturday after a horse under his supervision...

Santa Anita bans trainer after horse death tally hits 30

The continuously increasing death toll at the Santa Anita racetrack has reached 30 this year, and now bans are starting to be handed out to trainers who aren’t following the safety measures recently put in place.Even if they’re in...

Blue Point sparkles to seal Royal Ascot sprint double

Five-year-old Blue Point -- who is only the third horse to complete the sprint double -- gave Godolphin Operation's Sheikh Mohammed special pleasure as he intends to whisk him off to stud.Blue Point -- who won his second...

Turner denies Queen to end 32-year drought for women jockeys at Royal Ascot

Ascot (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Hayley Turner shared top billing with superstar Frankie Dettori at Royal Ascot on Friday as she became only the second female jockey to ride a winner at the meeting.The 36-year-old Englishwoman -- who...

Workers urge legislators to keep Santa Anita open

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Backstretch workers who walk, groom and care for racehorses at Santa Anita urged state legislators on Thursday to keep the Southern California track open after the deaths of 29 horses since December.An estimated 500...

Dettori is Royal Ascot’s golden boy with sublime four-timer

Ascot (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Stradivarius ridden by Frankie Dettori crowned a riding master class by the Italian superstar at Royal Ascot on Thursday as he added four more winners to his double from the day before.Stradivarius is...

Dettori completes Ascot four-timer on Stradivarius in Gold Cup

London (AFP) - Stradivarius ridden by Frankie Dettori became the first horse to win successive Ascot Gold Cups since Yeats won his fourth in 2009 on Thursday.Dettori, who is on course to sweep the six race card having...

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