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Preakness winner War of Will likely to run in Belmont

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Owner Gary Barber called trainer Mark Casse for the fourth time in 11 hours since War of Will won the Preakness.Only this time, Casse was in the middle of holding court with reporters the morning...

Horse throws rider in Preakness won by War of Will

(Reuters) - War of Will, running along the rail, won the Preakness Stakes at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course on Saturday in a Triple Crown race with a riderless horse.War of Will had finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby...

Riderless colt races to Preakness finish

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Unencumbered by a jockey and suddenly free to run wherever he darn pleased, Bodexpress decided to take a shot at winning the Preakness.Taking one of the most memorable trips in the 149-year history of Pimlico...

War of Will wins 144th Preakness Stakes

Washington (AFP) - War of Will won the 144th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, holding off a field that included a riderless horse to give trainer Mark Casse his first Triple Crown race triumph.War of Will, who had a...

24th horse death occurs at Santa Anita

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- A 24th horse has died at Santa Anita, the first since March 31.Commander Coil broke down during training hours Friday, sustaining a shoulder injury while galloping that required the 3-year-old gelding to be euthanized,...

Horse dies at Pimlico day before Preakness race

(Reuters) - A three-year-old filly collapsed and died after racing at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Friday, a day before the Preakness Stakes.Congrats Gal fell to the track after finishing last in the Miss Preakness Stakes, officials...

‘Vanilla’ Preakness still has intrigue without Derby winner

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Hall of Fame trainers D. Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert sit side by side in the corner of the stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course sizing up the Preakness.''A lot of speed in there,'' Baffert...

Bourbon War Preakness pick in wide-open race

The last time that the Preakness was run without the Kentucky Derby winner was 1996, when Grindstone was retired because of knee issues. The last time none of the top four Derby finishers went to the middle jewel...

Tough, talented War of Will looks to wow in Preakness

BALTIMORE (AP) -- War of Will grinded out the Kentucky Derby in the slop, avoided clipping heels with Maximum Security and came out of the race looking as if he won.The morning after a frustrating race in the...

Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez appeals suspension

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez has appealed his 15-day suspension by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.He says the stewards' penalty for failing to control the horse in the Kentucky Derby is ''unduly harsh and...

Maximum Security owners sue to overturn Kentucky Derby result

Los Angeles (AFP) - The owners of Maximum Security have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have the horse reinstated as winner of the Kentucky Derby, several US media reports said on Wednesday.Maximum Security was dramatically stripped of...

Kentucky Derby controversy lingers ahead of Preakness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As always, it took about two minutes to contest the Kentucky Derby. But the squabble over the outcome of the infamous 145th running of America’s greatest horse race may never end.Ten days later after his...

Ryanair chief O’Leary puts children before horses in blow to racing

Dublin (AFP) - Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary is to wind down his National Hunt racing operation over the next five years, he revealed in a surprise move on Tuesday.O'Leary recently celebrated Tiger Roll securing his second successive Grand...

O’Leary to phase out Gigginstown horse racing operation

LONDON (AP) -- One of the biggest operations in British and Irish horse racing will be phased out over the next five years.Michael O'Leary, who owns the team of horses in Gigginstown House Stud in Ireland that includes...

Baltimore politicians, track owners duel over Pimlico future

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Aptly nicknamed Old Hilltop, antiquated Pimlico Race Course has finally reached the point where its illustrious past might not be enough to assure a vibrant future.The 144th Preakness will be run Saturday at Pimlico, and...

Maximum Security rider banned 15 days for Derby interference

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Jockey Luis Saez was suspended for 15 days for failing to control Maximum Security and causing interference that resulted in the horse's historic disqualification as the Kentucky Derby winner.The decision by the Kentucky stewards...

Stronach Group at center of best and worst of horse racing

The Stronach Group isn't well known outside of horse racing.That distinction goes to the likes of modern Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify, trainer Bob Baffert and legends of the past including Secretariat and Seattle Slew.But few...

Maximum Security’s jockey cleared by video, lawyers say

The stewards from the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission met Friday for the group’s routine post-event hearing that will continue the most controversial week the Kentucky Derby has ever seen.They met with the jockeys involved in the inquiry of...

Amid turmoil, horse racing avoided catastrophe at the Derby

Horse racing was one step away from disaster.Amid all the turmoil the beleaguered sport is facing during Triple Crown season, it might've caught a break at the Kentucky Derby.When Maximum Security drifted to his right in the final...

Maximum Security owners evaluating legal options

The owners of Maximum Security, who was disqualified after winning the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, are still evaluating their legal options after an appeal of that decision was denied earlier this week.Maximum Security won the Derby on Saturday, but was...

Trainer of DQ’d Kentucky Derby winner still has questions

Jason Servis has slowly come to terms with Maximum Security's disqualification after winning the Kentucky Derby but he still has questions about what he said was ''a bad call.''The Derby was the biggest race in the life of...

Owners of DQ’d Derby winner considering legal options

The owners of disqualified Kentucky Derby winner Maximum Security are evaluating their legal options after an appeal of the decision was denied by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.Gary and Mary West said in a statement Thursday that they...

Maximum Security’s trainer sent roses by fan

Maximum Security didn’t get his bed of roses in the winners’s circle of the Kentucky Derby. He’s now getting a few from an unidentified fan who made the kind gesture less than a week after the controversial ruling...

Initial Kentucky Derby DQ led to failed 4-year legal odyssey

Dancer's Image crossed the finish line first in the 1968 Kentucky Derby, only to become the first horse ever disqualified days later as the result of a positive drug test.It was the start of a four-year legal odyssey...

Improbable gets Smith aboard for possible Preakness run

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Improbable will have Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith aboard if the colt runs in the Preakness on May 18.Trainer Bob Baffert said Wednesday that he was making the switch from Irad Ortiz Jr. because ''Mike...

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