Horse Racing

7:59 PM ET Associated Press Improbable has drawn the No. 8 post position for the Breeders’ Cup Classic and is the 5-2 morning line favorite for the marquee race of the season-ending World Championships at Keeneland. One of three Bob Baffert-trained entries in the $6 million race for 3-year-olds and up, Improbable will have Irad
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4:51 PM ET Associated Press Kentucky Derby winner Authentic heads a field of 11 horses, possibly including filly and Preakness winner Swiss Skydiver against males, for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, with trainer Bob Baffert entering three horses in the $6 million race that includes Belmont winner Tiz the Law. Besides Authentic, second to Swiss Skydiver
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3:00 PM ET Associated Press A filly trained by two-time Triple Crown winner Bob Baffert has tested positive in a postrace drug test for the second time this year, making it the third positive test by a horse in Baffert’s stable in the last six months. Craig Robertson, Baffert’s attorney, issued a statement confirming Gamine’s
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4:54 PM ET Associated Press ELMONT, N.Y. — A backstretch worker at Belmont Park caused the death of a $200,000 racehorse by releasing the filly onto blacktop, where she fell and broke her leg, prosecutors said Thursday. The worker released the horse in retaliation for being fired. Ramzan Antooa, 38, released the 2-year-old filly named
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9:30 AM ET The 145th Preakness Stakes will close out the reshuffled 2020 Triple Crown season. Tiz the Law won the Belmont Stakes in June, and Kentucky Derby winner Authentic is the favorite to win Saturday in Pimlico Here is a breakdown of every horse in the Preakness Stakes, suggested plays and picks. Note: Horses
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7:00 AM ET Multiple Contributors Quick, which athlete has the most roads in the U.S. named after him or her? (Hint: The athlete is not human. Like, literally not a person.) Which sport has the most streets named after its athletes? (Hint: Again, not humans.) After six months of unprecedented research, we can answer those
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9:44 AM ET Associated Press NEWBURY, England — The champion jockey of British horse racing has tested positive for cocaine. Oisin Murphy returned a positive test for metabolites of the drug in a test undertaken in France on July 19, a statement from the Professional Jockeys Association read on Thursday. He denied ever taking cocaine.
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