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Rick Pitino says he didn't name horse 'Party Dancer'

Rick Pitino says he didn't name horse 'Party Dancer'

The former Louisville basketball coach insists he had nothing to do with naming the race horse he owned.

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Diversify wins Grade 1 Whitney in slop at Saratoga

Diversify wins Grade 1 Whitney in slop at Saratoga

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Diversify won the $1.2 million Whitney by 3 1/2 lengths over Mind Your Biscuits in the slop Saturday at Saratoga.

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Altanta becomes 14th filly to win Hambletonian

Altanta becomes 14th filly to win Hambletonian

Atlanta became the 14th filly winner in Hambletonian history Saturday at the Meadowlands, taking the famed $1 million trotting race for 3-year-olds in an emotional victory for the Canadian father-son team of Rick and Scott Zeron. Atlanta was the first Hambletonian starter for Rick Zeron after 43 years

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Jockey Victor Espinoza in neck brace at home after accident

Jockey Victor Espinoza in neck brace at home after accident

Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza is wearing a neck brace while recovering at his San Diego home after fracturing a vertebra during a training accident at Del Mar. Agent Brian Beach says on Twitter that the 46-year-old rider spent 11 days in the hospital and at a rehabilitation facility. Espinoza

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Filly Atlanta takes on colts in $1.2 million Hambletonian

Filly Atlanta takes on colts in $1.2 million Hambletonian

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Atlanta will try to become the first filly to win the Hambletonian in 22 years when she takes on 17 rivals in trotting's most prestigious event at the Meadowlands.

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Cot Campbell among new inductees in Racing Hall of Fame

Cot Campbell among new inductees in Racing Hall of Fame

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Dogwood Stable President Cot Campbell is among the newest members of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame.

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Lightning Spear at last hits Group One target

Lightning Spear at last hits Group One target

Veteran Lightning Spear finally won a Group One race on Wednesday, after finishing in the first three on six previous occasions, when he landed the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. The seven-year-old — trained by David Simcock — was delivered with precision timing by Oisin Murphy to pass Expert

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Stradivarius has million pound bonus in sight after 'glorious' win

Stradivarius has million pound bonus in sight after 'glorious' win

Stradivarius moved to within one win of a million pound ($1.3million, 1.1million euros) bonus with a gritty display on Tuesday to take the Group One Goodwood Cup for a second successive year. The John Gosden-trained stayer — who won the Ascot Gold Cup last time out — took the feature race on the first

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Ebony and ecstasy for young riders in London haven

Ebony and ecstasy for young riders in London haven

The gentle neighing of horses, some chewing on fodder, some being saddled as trains trundle past sounds like an idyllic rural scene in England — this though is the Ebony Riding Club in south London. Children of all ages, some with behavioural problems and some of the most disadvantaged in the capital

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Good Magic romps in $1 million Haskell at Monmouth Park

Good Magic romps in $1 million Haskell at Monmouth Park

The colt, ridden by Jose Ortiz and trained by Chad Brown, took command on the final turn and opened a clear lead on the way to the third win in an eight-race career. ''The horse was training great,'' Brown said. The race unfolded with 45-1 shot Roaming Union taking the lead with Good

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Ransom the Moon wins Bing Crosby, Prat earns 4th win in race

Ransom the Moon wins Bing Crosby, Prat earns 4th win in race

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Ransom the Moon rallied on the far outside to win the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths for the second straight year at Del Mar on Saturday, while jockey Flavien Prat tied a record with his fourth consecutive win in the Grade 1 race.

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Tenfold wins the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga

Tenfold wins the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga

Distracted at the top of the stretch by the infield television and drifting far to the right as he challenged for the lead, Tenfold recovered nicely under jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. and held off Flameway by three-quarters of a length on Saturday to win the 55th running of the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga

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Stoute has last word in record King George success

Stoute has last word in record King George success

Legendary trainer Michael Stoute won a record sixth King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Saturday with Poet's Word on the same track where a month ago he became the most successful ever trainer at Royal Ascot. The 72-year-old Barbados-born handler — whose first winner of the race was the

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Agent: Jockey Espinoza moves from hospital to rehab facility

Agent: Jockey Espinoza moves from hospital to rehab facility

Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza has been moved to a rehabilitation facility to recover from a fractured vertebra in his neck sustained during a training accident. Agent Brian Beach tweeted Friday that Espinoza had left the hospital, where he had been up and walking around in the days after being

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Good Magic is the favorite for the Haskell Invitational

Good Magic is the favorite for the Haskell Invitational

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Good Magic, the Kentucky Derby runner-up who was fourth in the Preakness, has been made the favorite for the $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.

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Triple Crown winner Justify retired from racing

Triple Crown winner Justify retired from racing

Triple Crown winner Justify was retired from racing Wednesday because of fluid in his left front ankle. Trainer Bob Baffert and Justify's owners said caution over the horse's ankle condition made it impossible to tell if he'd be healthy enough to race by the fall. ''What a way to

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Triple Crown winner Justify has been retired from horse racing

Triple Crown winner Justify has been retired from horse racing

Legendary horse Justify has been retired more than a month after his Triple Crown victory.

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Triple Crown winner Justify retired from racing

Triple Crown winner Justify retired from racing

(Reuters) – Justify, the undefeated winner of U.S. thoroughbred racing's coveted Triple Crown this year, has been retired from racing, his connections announced on Wednesday. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy won all of his six career starts, most notably the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and

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Horse racing-Triple Crown winner Justify retired from racing

Horse racing-Triple Crown winner Justify retired from racing

Justify, the undefeated winner of U.S. thoroughbred racing's coveted Triple Crown this year, has been retired from racing, his connections announced on Wednesday. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy won all of his six career starts, most notably the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes

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