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Maximum Security breezes through workout

Maximum Security breezes through workout

The horse hits Monmouth Park for his first official workout since being disqualified from victory in the Kentucky Derby.

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Two more racehorses die at Southern California track – media

Two more racehorses die at Southern California track – media

Two further racehorses have died since Friday at Santa Anita Park following a spate of 23 other equine deaths at the Southern California venue since December, multiple media have reported. The gelding Spectacular Music suffered a pelvis injury in a race on Sunday and was euthanized on Monday, the Los

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Second horse in 4 days dies at Santa Anita

Second horse in 4 days dies at Santa Anita

Santa Anita had its second horse death in four days when a gelding pulled up during a race Sunday and was euthanized a day later. Twenty-five horses have now died in racing or training at the Southern California track since Dec. 26. The Los Angeles Times reported that Spectacular Music was running

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War of Will expected to race at Belmont

War of Will expected to race at Belmont

Trainer Mark Casse said Preakness Stakes winner War of Will is likely to race in the Belmont Stakes on June 8, even though the Triple Crown is not at stake. “There's only three Triple Crown races,” Casse said Sunday. Casse said he has had preliminary discussions with owner Gary Barber

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Preakness winner War of Will likely to run in Belmont

Preakness winner War of Will likely to run in Belmont

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 after his first Triple Crown victory. Assuming all goes well in the coming weeks, Casse said ''

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Horse throws rider in Preakness won by War of Will

Horse throws rider in Preakness won by War of Will

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 after becoming entangled with Maximum Security, which finished first at Churchill Downs

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UPDATE 1-Horse racing-Horse throws rider in Preakness won by War of Will

UPDATE 1-Horse racing-Horse throws rider in Preakness won by War of Will

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 after becoming entangled with Maximum Security, which finished first at Churchill Downs

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Horsing around: Riderless colt races to Preakness finish

Horsing around: Riderless colt races to Preakness finish

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 Race Course, Bodexpress followed the leaders without a rider on board and at one point appeared

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War of Will wins 144th Preakness Stakes

War of Will wins 144th Preakness Stakes

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 tough ride at the Kentucky Derby, had a smooth trip from the number one post under jockey Tyler Gaffalione

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War of Will wins Preakness featuring riderless running horse

War of Will wins Preakness featuring riderless running horse

Mark Casse completed a lifelong quest two weeks after the scare of a lifetime. Since he was a child, Casse wanted to win a Triple Crown race, and the well-respected trainer got that victory when War of Will bounced back from a bumpy ride in the Kentucky Derby to win the Preakness on Saturday. Casse

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War of Will hangs on to win Preakness

War of Will hangs on to win Preakness

War of Will nearly got knocked down around the final turn in the Kentucky Derby. The colt avoided trouble with a rail-skimming ride in the Preakness Stakes and found some redemption. War of Will, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, held off longshots Everfast and Owendale in the stretch to capture the second

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Horse racing: War of Will wins Preakness Stakes

Horse racing: War of Will wins Preakness Stakes

(Reuters) – War of Will, running along the rail, won the Preakness Stakes at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course on Saturday. Everfast was second and Owendale third. The race, the second leg of U.S. thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown, lost much of its luster when Kentucky Derby winner Country House

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The Latest: War of Will finishes first in Preakness

The Latest: War of Will finishes first in Preakness

For the first time since 1951, the Preakness was without any of the top four horses that crossed the finish line in the Kentucky Derby. Trained by Bob Baffert, Improbable went off as the favorite in the Preakness. Baffert was seeking his record-breaking eighth Preakness victory after winning last year

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Santa Anita monitoring safety after latest fatality

Santa Anita monitoring safety after latest fatality

The chief operating officer of the group that owns Santa Anita Park said the racetrack will keep monitoring the safety conditions after another death of a horse in training. ''The numbers at Santa Anita the last two months were really good until (Friday),'' Stronach Group COO Tim Ritvo

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Filly dies on track at Pimlico the day before Preakness

Filly dies on track at Pimlico the day before Preakness

A filly collapsed and died while running at Pimlico Race Course on Friday, the day before the track hosts the second leg of the Triple Crown. Congrats Gal faltered in the upper stretch of the Miss Preakness Stakes in 83-degree heat and was eased to the finish line. Clearly distraught, Congrats Gal

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'Vanilla' Preakness still has intrigue without Derby winner

'Vanilla' Preakness still has intrigue without Derby winner

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. For the first time since 1996, the Preakness doesn't have the Kentucky Derby winner and therefore no Triple Crown possibility, but it is one of the

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24th horse death occurs at Santa Anita

24th horse death occurs at Santa Anita

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, according to a statement from The Stronach Group, which owns the track. Since various

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Horse dies at Pimlico day before Preakness race

Horse dies at Pimlico day before Preakness race

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 said. “Congrats Gal suffered death after the eighth race,” the

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