Horse Racing

11:23 PM ET Associated Press HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — A jockey has been suspended 60 days for misusing his whip — not on a horse — but on another rider in a race at an Arkansas track. A stewards’ ruling posted Thursday on the Association of Racing Commissioners International website alleges that David Cohen “deliberately”
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1:54 AM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs will invest $8 million for an on-site equine medical center as part of several other measures to improve safety for horses and riders. The medical center is expected to open next March and will include a quarantine facility. Next month’s Kentucky Derby will have a
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5:37 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Santa Anita will continue racing through the end of the current meet on June 23, despite objections from animal rights activists who urged the California Horse Racing Board to shutter the historic track. Chairman Chuck Winner said at the racing board’s monthly meeting Thursday that he sees
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12:17 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Several major tracks, including all three sites of the Triple Crown, have agreed to phase out the use of an anti-bleeding medication starting next year, followed by the elimination of Lasix in stakes races in 2021. Among the tracks that have come together on the divisive medication
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8:46 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — The California Horse Racing Board has amended proposed changes to rules governing how jockeys may use riding crops in races, while The Jockeys’ Guild continues to press its case that the crops are necessary for control of a racehorse. Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith told the racing
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6:20 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County’s top prosecutor says she has formed a task force to investigate 23 horse deaths at Santa Anita Park between December and March. District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Tuesday the task force of prosecutors and peace officers will “determine whether unlawful conduct or conditions affected
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10:08 PM ET Associated Press Omaha Beach moved ahead early before holding off favored Improbable to win the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby by a length Saturday at Oaklawn Park, earning 100 points and vaulting himself into second place on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard. After entering the day 19th in the standings with 37.5 points, the
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8:37 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — The northern grandstand at Pimlico Race Course has significantly deteriorated and will be closed for the Preakness in May. The Stronach Group said Saturday that the northern grandstand adjacent to the clubhouse is the oldest section of seating at 125 years. Its capacity of 6,670 fans is no
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