Horse Racing

8:42 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Bruce Headley, the thoroughbred trainer who developed sprint champion Kona Gold and many other stakes winners during a 61-year career based in California, died Friday. He was 86. Santa Anita officials said Headley died at an Arcadia hospital from the effects of a stroke. He had been
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3:21 PM ET Associated Press Oaklawn Park in Arkansas plans to allow limited fans during its winter-spring horse racing meet that runs Jan. 22-May 1. Grandstand general admission won’t be allowed initially. Entry to the grandstand will be for guests with a racing credential or a reservation for that day’s races. Current season box seat-holders
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12:15 AM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Charlatan tracked favorite Nashville to the quarter pole and then drew off to a 4½-length victory in the $300,000 Malibu Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita’s opening day. Ridden for the first time by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Charlatan ran seven furlongs in 1 minute, 21.50
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1:20 PM ET PARIS — The champion jockey of British horse racing was banned from riding for three months on Friday following a positive test for cocaine. The punishment was handed down by France Galop, four months after Oisin Murphy returned a positive test for metabolites of the drug in a test undertaken at Chantilly.
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9:08 PM ET Associated Press BERKELEY, Calif. — Golden Gate Fields has suspended live horse racing through the end of November because of the surging coronavirus. The San Francisco Bay Area track last Friday announced a weeklong temporary closure to address a COVID-19 outbreak. Track officials say Golden Gate Fields’ facilities have undergone thorough cleaning
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6:13 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs says president Kevin Flanery will retire at the end of this year after 11 years in charge of the home of the Kentucky Derby. Flanery began as Churchill Downs Incorporated’s vice president of national public affairs in December 2005 before becoming the historic track’s 13th
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