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'Gronkowski' out of Kentucky Derby

'Gronkowski' out of Kentucky Derby

New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski's race horse has been withdrawn from the Kentucky Derby after developing a fever, the three-year-old's owners said Tuesday. Larger-than-life tight end Gronkowski had announced earlier this month that the horse — “Gronkowski” — would run at

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Gronkowski to miss Kentucky Derby because of infection

Gronkowski to miss Kentucky Derby because of infection

Gronkowski won't run in the Kentucky Derby because of a slight infection that will keep the England-based colt from traveling to the United States. Tom Ludt, who oversees Phoenix Thoroughbreds' international operations, says Gronkowski spiked a fever last weekend and was treated with antibiotics

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Hold your horses: Gronk's colt won't run in Kentucky Derby

Hold your horses: Gronk's colt won't run in Kentucky Derby

Gronkowski is suffering from a slight infection that’s enough to prevent the horse from making the journey from Europe to America for the first jewel in the Triple Crown.

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Greyhound racing in Florida may be on its last legs

Greyhound racing in Florida may be on its last legs

Six lean greyhounds in racing colors sprint wildly around a parched track in sun-baked central Florida. The grandstand at the Melbourne Greyhound Park can hold 2,000 people, but on this day, there are barely a dozen. “This is a little anti-climactic,” admits John Niebler, the Melbourne park

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Gronkowski buys stake in namesake horse ahead of Ky Derby

Gronkowski buys stake in namesake horse ahead of Ky Derby

Rob Gronkowski has bought a stake in his namesake horse that is set to run in the Kentucky Derby next month. Gronkowski, a 3-year-old colt, has won all three of his starts this year. The New England Patriots star purchased a ''substantial stake'' in the colt, according to its ownership

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Soaring temperature sees Cheltenham horse race abandoned

Soaring temperature sees Cheltenham horse race abandoned

A horse race over jumps at one of England's leading courses was called off on Thursday as large parts of Britain sweltered under unseasonably high temperatures. With thermometers reaching 26 degrees Celsius (nearly 79 degrees Fahrenheit), officials at the southwest Cheltenham track decided the three-and-a-quarter

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Gronkowski buys stake in horse named Gronk

Gronkowski buys stake in horse named Gronk

Gronk has bought a stake in Gronk. New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski actually purchased a minority stake in a racehorse named Gronk, a 3-year-old colt that will run in next month's Kentucky Derby. “I've never dealt with horses,” Gronkowski told the Wall Street Journal.

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Filly Heavenly Prize elected to Racing Hall of Fame

Filly Heavenly Prize elected to Racing Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Eclipse Award-winning filly Heavenly Prize has been elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

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Grand National winner Russell — tough guy with a soft heart

Grand National winner Russell — tough guy with a soft heart

Davy Russell's first thoughts after recording his greatest win in a thrilling Grand National were not for himself but for fellow jockey Pat Smullen, recently diagnosed with a tumour. “This one is for Pat Smullen,” he said. “The man is tough as nails so this one’s for Pat,” said

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China's 'Hawaii' to allow horse racing, sports lotteries

China's 'Hawaii' to allow horse racing, sports lotteries

China is encouraging its southern island of Hainan to develop horse racing and introduce a raft of reforms as Beijing pushes the tropical tourism destination as a beacon of openness. It marks a change of tack for the Communist government which has long banned most forms of gambling in mainland China

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Tiger Roll wins Grand National in photo finish

Tiger Roll wins Grand National in photo finish

As a child growing up in Ireland, Davy Russell used to gather up bundles of freshly mown grass in his garden with his brother and cousins in the early spring and pretend they were fences in the Grand National Steeplechase. ''I've actually won the Grand National thousands of times,''

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Horse racing: Tiger Roll wins Grand National in photo finish

Horse racing: Tiger Roll wins Grand National in photo finish

(Reuters) – Ireland's Tiger Roll won the English Grand National in a photo finish at Aintree on Saturday. The smallest horse in the field held off a late surge from Pleasant Company in one of the closest ever finishes in the historic race which is watched by an estimated global television audience

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Horse racing-Tiger Roll wins Grand National in photo finish

Horse racing-Tiger Roll wins Grand National in photo finish

Ireland's Tiger Roll won the English Grand National in a photo finish at Aintree on Saturday. The smallest horse in the field held off a late surge from Pleasant Company in one of the closest ever finishes in the historic race which is watched by an estimated global television audience of 600 million

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Lion-hearted Tiger Roll wins Grand National thriller

Lion-hearted Tiger Roll wins Grand National thriller

Tiger Roll, the smallest horse in the field, was described as having the “heart of a lion” after winning the Grand National at Aintree on Saturday in a thrilling finish. Tiger Roll — giving jockey Davy Russell his first win in 14 attempts — had to hold off an unbelievable late surge from

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Lion-hearted Tiger Roll wins Grand National thriller

Lion-hearted Tiger Roll wins Grand National thriller

Tiger Roll, the smallest horse in the field, was described as having the “heart of a lion” after winning the Grand National at Aintree on Saturday in a thrilling finish. Tiger Roll — giving jockey Davy Russell his first win in 14 attempts — had to hold off an unbelievable late surge from

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Horse racing-Tiger Roll wins Grand National in photo finish

Horse racing-Tiger Roll wins Grand National in photo finish

April 14 (Reuters) – Tiger Roll won the English Grand National in a photo finish from Pleasant Company at Aintree on Saturday.

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Horse racing: Australian mare Winx eases to record-equalling 25th straight win

Horse racing: Australian mare Winx eases to record-equalling 25th straight win

(Reuters) – Australian champion mare Winx cruised to a record-equalling 25th consecutive victory with a dominant performance in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Sydney's Randwick racecourse on Saturday. Winx's win in the A$4 million ($3.11 million) event of the Sydney autumn carnival put her level

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Horse racing-Australian mare Winx eases to record-equalling 25th straight win

Horse racing-Australian mare Winx eases to record-equalling 25th straight win

April 14 (Reuters) – Australian champion mare Winx cruised to a record-equalling 25th consecutive victory with a dominant performance in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Sydney's Randwick racecourse on Saturday.

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Walsh makes light of potential National landmark

Walsh makes light of potential National landmark

Katie Walsh heads a trio of female jockeys who could later on Saturday make history in winning the world's greatest steeplechase the Grand National at Aintree racecourse on the fancied Baie des Iles. Overcast skies will have greeted her, Bryony Frost and Rachael Blackmore — the latter two having

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