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The Bolt of buffalo? Indian jockey's record wins national praise

The Bolt of buffalo? Indian jockey's record wins national praise

Indian sports authorities announced Saturday they will hold trials for a buffalo jockey whose record-setting performance in a traditional footrace has seen him compared to Usain Bolt. On a track of muddy slush, Srinivas Gowda ran 142.50 metres in 13.62 seconds on January 31, setting a record in the

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Kentucky Derby winner Country House retired with foot injury

Kentucky Derby winner Country House retired with foot injury

Country House, the horse who won the Kentucky Derby in 2019 after the first horse over the finish line was disqualified, has been retired because of a foot ailment. Blackwood Stables on Friday said Country House won't race again after being treated for laminitis in his right front foot. Significant

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Horse racing: Long shot Kentucky Derby winner Country House retired

Horse racing: Long shot Kentucky Derby winner Country House retired

Country House's owners said the horse had first been admitted to an equine hospital in June suffering from laminitis and had experienced complications from which he was still recovering. “We anticipate that he will make a full recovery, but because of the laminitis and the subsequent steps

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Horse dies on training track at Santa Anita, 6th since Dec

Horse dies on training track at Santa Anita, 6th since Dec

A horse died on the training track at Santa Anita last weekend, the sixth death at the track since late December. A 6-year-old gelding named Double Touch and trained by John Sadler suffered what was described as a ''sudden death'' on Saturday, according to an incident report on the track

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Tiger Roll given top weight in bid for Grand National history

Tiger Roll given top weight in bid for Grand National history

Tiger Roll's bid to become the first horse to win the Grand National three times in a row hangs in the balance after the owner's manager said being allocated a top weight of 11 stone 10 pounds (74 kilogrammes) on Tuesday is a “little disappointing”. The 10-year-old gelding last year

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Tiger Roll gets top weight in bid for Grand National 3-peat

Tiger Roll gets top weight in bid for Grand National 3-peat

It’s going to be even harder for Tiger Roll to win another Grand National and become the first horse to do an unprecedented “three-peat” in racing’s most gruelling steeplechase. Tiger Roll was on Tuesday handed the top handicap weight of 74 kilograms for the 2020 Grand National – five kilograms more

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Nadal wins San Vicente at Santa Anita for Baffert

Nadal wins San Vicente at Santa Anita for Baffert

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Nadal won the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes by three-quarters of a length on Sunday, giving trainer Bob Baffert another Kentucky Derby possibility.

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Storm the Court among 347 horses eligible for Triple Crown

Storm the Court among 347 horses eligible for Triple Crown

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Storm the Court, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and last year's 2-year-old champion, is among 347 3-year-old thoroughbreds made eligible during the early nomination period to compete in this year's Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont stakes.

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Horse racing: Churchill Downs to use new starting gate at 2020 Kentucky Derby

Horse racing: Churchill Downs to use new starting gate at 2020 Kentucky Derby

The gate, which is being designed and constructed by Australian-based Steriline Racing, will eliminate the wide gap between post position No. 14 in the standard gate and No. 15 in the auxiliary gate, Churchill Downs said in a news release. “We believe that a new custom-made, 20-stall starting gate

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Kentucky Derby gets new starting gate for 2020 race

Kentucky Derby gets new starting gate for 2020 race

Horses running in the Kentucky Derby will break from a new custom-made 20-stall starting gate for the 146th edition in May. Churchill Downs said Monday the new contiguous gate will eliminate the wide gap between post position No. 14 in the standard gate and No. 15 in the auxiliary gate. The six-stall

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Baffert earns 3,000th win with Thousand Words at Santa Anita

Baffert earns 3,000th win with Thousand Words at Santa Anita

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert got his 3,000th career victory when Thousand Words won the $100,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes on Saturday. Thousand Words won by three-quarters of a length in the Grade 3 race named for Baffert's late client. The colt ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.64 at Santa Anita to earn

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Star French jockey under investigation for alleged rape

Star French jockey under investigation for alleged rape

Pierre-Charles Boudot, the jockey who rode the winner in the 2019 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, was questioned Thursday by investigators along with a woman who has accused him of rape. Boudot, 27, considered one of the best jockeys in the world, has been under investigation since the woman filed a

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John Imbriale takes over as race caller at New York's tracks

John Imbriale takes over as race caller at New York's tracks

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Collmus is out and John Imbriale is in as race caller and track announcer at Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga.

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Churchill Downs executive addresses surge in horse deaths

Churchill Downs executive addresses surge in horse deaths

The corporate owner of a New Orleans horse racing track appeared before Louisiana's Racing Commission on Monday to address a surge in horse deaths there. Mike Ziegler, executive director of racing for Kentucky-based Churchill Downs Inc., presented a list of potential reforms for the commission to

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Face Time Bourbon storms Prix d'Amerique centenary in Paris

Face Time Bourbon storms Prix d'Amerique centenary in Paris

Face Time Bourbon won Sunday's centenary edition of the Prix d'Amerique, the harness trotting championship staged at the Vincennes track in Paris, first run in 1920 in tribute to American soldiers who fought in World War I. With Swede Bjorn Goop driving, the well-fancied five-year-old was a

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Belinda Stronach tells AP: Horse racing got 'a wake-up call'

Belinda Stronach tells AP: Horse racing got 'a wake-up call'

There was a frothy cappuccino in a tall glass mug on the table in front of Belinda Stronach. The chairman and president of The Stronach Group – which owns and operates several horse tracks, including Santa Anita – said in an interview with The Associated Press that the deaths of about 40 horses at that

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Mucho Gusto runs away, wins the $3 million Pegasus World Cup

Mucho Gusto runs away, wins the $3 million Pegasus World Cup

Irad Ortiz Jr.’s move paid off, and Mucho Gusto’s earnings more than doubled in a couple of minutes. Ortiz made a last-minute decision to take the mount aboard Mucho Gusto, and picked the right time to let the 4-year-old kick into high gear Saturday in the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at

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Prix d'Amerique, France's tribute to American soldiers, celebrates centenary

Prix d'Amerique, France's tribute to American soldiers, celebrates centenary

The Prix d'Amerique, founded as a tribute to the American soldiers who fought in World War I, celebrates its centenary on Sunday with last year's winner Belina Josselyn facing 17 rivals in pursuit of trotting's most prestigious prize. First run in 1920 at Vincennes, the hippodrome on the

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Bricks and Mortar pulls off an Eclipse Awards sweep

Bricks and Mortar pulls off an Eclipse Awards sweep

Bricks and Mortar had a perfect year, and the Eclipse Award voters gave his team a historic night. After going 6 for 6 – all on the turf – at six tracks last year, Bricks and Mortar and his connections swept all the top honors at horse racing's year-end awards for 2019 on Thursday night, winning

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Omaha Beach, Spun to Run scratched from Pegasus World Cup

Omaha Beach, Spun to Run scratched from Pegasus World Cup

The Pegasus World Cup Invitational took two major hits Thursday, with the top choices for the race being scratched over health concerns. Heavily favored Omaha Beach was scratched because of concerns over swelling in his right hind leg, and that means his career is now over since Saturday was going to

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