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Filly dies after workout at Del Mar, other horse euthanized

Filly dies after workout at Del Mar, other horse euthanized

A 3-year-old filly has collapsed and died after a workout at Del Mar, while another horse that was injured in a race on Nov. 10 has been euthanized, making it four horses that have died since the track’s fall meet began Nov. 8. Princess Dorian was euthanized Monday after developing laminitis in both

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Owners of disqualified Kentucky Derby winner plan appeal

Owners of disqualified Kentucky Derby winner plan appeal

The owners of Maximum Security say they will appeal a federal judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit that seeks to challenge the decision to disqualify their horse as winner of the Kentucky Derby. Gary West said in a statement Monday that he has authorized his attorneys to file an appeal.

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Judge dismisses suit by owners of Derby DQ Maximum Security

Judge dismisses suit by owners of Derby DQ Maximum Security

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the owners of Maximum Security seeking to challenge the decision to disqualify their horse as the winner of the Kentucky Derby. Owners Gary and Mary West wanted the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Kentucky to reverse the stewards' decision

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Judge dismisses suit by owners of Derby DQ Maximum Security

Judge dismisses suit by owners of Derby DQ Maximum Security

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the owners of Maximum Security seeking to challenge the decision to disqualify their horse as the winner of the Kentucky Derby. Owners Gary and Mary West wanted the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Kentucky to reverse the stewards' decision

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Judge dismisses suit to overturn Derby result

Judge dismisses suit to overturn Derby result

Maximum Security's disqualification from the Kentucky Derby win will not be overturned, says the court.

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Del Mar preemptively cancels racing for Nov. 21

Del Mar preemptively cancels racing for Nov. 21

Track officials said Friday the cancellation is due to “an abundance of caution” because rain forecast from Tuesday through Thursday likely will result in a muddy main track and a soft turf course. Tom Robbins, executive vice president for racing, says the move is unusual for Del Mar but “equine and

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Torfaera, Iceland's off-road mania

Torfaera, Iceland's off-road mania

After more than half a century, revving engines in the tough off-road sport known locally as “torfaera” still draw crowds who love the noise and daring drivers. It's late summer and Akrafjall mountain, which looms over the small town of Akranes, has been turned into a temporary race track

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Irad Ortiz Jr. rides 5 winners at Aqueduct

Irad Ortiz Jr. rides 5 winners at Aqueduct

NEW YORK (AP) — Irad Ortiz Jr. rode five winners at Aqueduct on Monday, the second time he's had that many in a day this year.

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Horses euthanized after injuries in races 90 minutes apart

Horses euthanized after injuries in races 90 minutes apart

There have been 37 deaths at the Santa Anita track near Los Angeles since December. Three races later, Prayer Warrior, a three-year-old colt, was pulled up on the far turn of the dirt track with a front leg injury. Both horses were later euthanized, track officials said.

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Breeders' Cup votes in new CEO Drew Fleming

Breeders' Cup votes in new CEO Drew Fleming

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Breeders' Cup has named Drew Fleming as president and chief executive officer.

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Drug samples from Breeders' Cup horses cleared by lab

Drug samples from Breeders' Cup horses cleared by lab

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — All samples collected from horses competing in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita have tested clear.

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Australia's Vow and Declare wins Melbourne Cup thriller

Australia's Vow and Declare wins Melbourne Cup thriller

Australian gelding Vow and Declare won the coveted Aus$8.0 million (US$5.5 million) Melbourne Cup at Flemington on Tuesday as revelations about the grim fate of retired racehorses were put to one side as punters streamed through the turnstiles. With veteran jockey Craig Williams in the saddle, the four-year-old

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Australian-bred Vow and Declare wins Melbourne Cup

Australian-bred Vow and Declare wins Melbourne Cup

Lightweight chance Vow and Declare, the only Australian-bred runner in Tuesday's Melbourne Cup, held off a legion of foreign rivals to win Australia's greatest horse race for its local trainer, jockey and owners. The 11-1 shot hugged the running rail in the last stages of the two mile handicap

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Horse racing: Vow and Declare wins Melbourne Cup thriller

Horse racing: Vow and Declare wins Melbourne Cup thriller

Australian stayer Vow and Declare won the 159th running of the Melbourne Cup by a neck at Flemington racecourse on Tuesday with the race overshadowed by a stewards' protest and a horse pulling up lame with a cracked pelvis. The Danny O'Brien-trained gelding kicked in the final meters to seal

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Japan raider favourite as Melbourne Cup faces image issues

Japan raider favourite as Melbourne Cup faces image issues

Japanese stayer Mer De Glace and European import Constantinople have firmed as favourites for the Tuesday's Melbourne Cup as horse racing in Australia faces surging image problems. It is a cultural institution — the winning horse instantly becoming a household name in Australia — and the day is

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Tragedy strikes Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita despite reform

Tragedy strikes Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita despite reform

The Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita came within 220 yards of staging a safe weekend of championship racing. The 11-horse field thundered out of the final turn, with favorite McKinzie in the lead and Vino Rosso bearing down on him. Jockey Abel Cedillo jerked on the reins to ease the 4-year-old gelding

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Activists call for halt to U.S. horse racing

Activists call for halt to U.S. horse racing

Animal rights groups on Sunday called for an immediate halt to horse racing following the high-profile death of a gelding in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic at Southern California's Santa Anita Park. Four-year-old Mongolian Groom injured his left hind leg going into the final turn of the

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15-1 long shot fatally injured in Breeders' Cup Classic

15-1 long shot fatally injured in Breeders' Cup Classic

A victory by Vino Rosso in the Breeders' Cup Classic was overshadowed by a fatal injury to a 15-1 long shot in the $6 million race at Santa Anita on Saturday night. Cup officials said in a statement about two hours after the race that Mongolian Groom had been euthanized after suffering a serious

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Breeders' Cup horse euthanized at Santa Anita after breaking leg on track

Breeders' Cup horse euthanized at Santa Anita after breaking leg on track

Not even one of the biggest events in horse racing could escape the story that has consumed the Santa Anita racetrack in Los Angeles this year.

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Death of Classic runner Mongolian Groom casts pall on Breeders' Cup

Death of Classic runner Mongolian Groom casts pall on Breeders' Cup

Mongolian Groom was fatally injured in the Breeders' Cup Classic won by Vino Rosso on Saturday in a dismal end to the $28 million racing extravaganza at Santa Anita. Thirty-seven horses have now died since December at Santa Anita, a grim tally that has sparked outrage, an investigation by law enforcement

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