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These horses could run in Preakness

These horses could run in Preakness

The Preakness — the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown — is set for May 21 at Pimlico, and the field won't include Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike.

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NBA legend Parker spurred on by first racing classic success

NBA legend Parker spurred on by first racing classic success

NBA legend Tony Parker said winning the French 1000 Guineas (Poule d'Essai des Pouliches) at Longchamp on Sunday gave him the “same burst of adrenaline” as when he won his four titles.

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Longshot Rich Strike races to stunning Kentucky Derby triumph

Longshot Rich Strike races to stunning Kentucky Derby triumph

Rich Strike, an 80-1 longshot who only got into the field the day before the race, stormed home on the inside to seize a stunning upset victory in the 148th Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

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Kentucky Derby: 80-1 long shot Rich Strike wins astounding upset victory

Kentucky Derby: 80-1 long shot Rich Strike wins astounding upset victory

The 148th Kentucky Derby began with no runaway favorite, and it was an 80-1 long shot that ended up taking the roses.

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Banned Baffert still looms large at 148th Kentucky Derby

Banned Baffert still looms large at 148th Kentucky Derby

There will be a capacity crowd and full field of horses in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, but with legendary trainer Bob Baffert banned, the race is far from back to normal.

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Zandon boosted by Kentucky Derby draw

Zandon boosted by Kentucky Derby draw

Blue Grass Stakes winner Zandon was handed a kind draw for this weekend's Kentucky Derby on Monday after being installed as favorite for the $3 million showpiece.

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Appleby trains Guineas 1-2 as Doyle wins first English classic

Appleby trains Guineas 1-2 as Doyle wins first English classic

Charlie Appleby trained the first two home in the English 2000 Guineas on Saturday but it was his less fancied runner Coroebus who took the honours at the expense of previously unbeaten favourite Native Trail.

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Horses give Irish prisoners hope of a stable life

Horses give Irish prisoners hope of a stable life

The purpose-built stables and adjoining paddock stretch almost as far as the high grey, exterior wall of Castlerea Prison in central Ireland.

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Hong Kong horse racing gallops on through depths of pandemic

Hong Kong horse racing gallops on through depths of pandemic

For more than two years, people in Hong Kong have lived under some of the toughest coronavirus restrictions in the world. But one beloved tradition has persisted: horse racing.

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Medina Spirit stripped of 2021 Kentucky Derby win, trainer Bob Baffert suspended

Medina Spirit stripped of 2021 Kentucky Derby win, trainer Bob Baffert suspended

Medina Spirit is the second horse in the 146-year history of the Kentucky Derby to have title taken away over drug offense.

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Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit dies while training at Santa Anita Park

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit dies while training at Santa Anita Park

The 3-year that tested positive for betamethasone after winning the Derby in May collapsed on the Santa Anita track Monday morning.

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Judge voids trainer Baffert's New York suspension

Judge voids trainer Baffert's New York suspension

A federal judge ruled the New York Racing Association's (NYRA) suspension of thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert unconstitutional on Wednesday, allowing him to run horses in the state again.

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Horse racing-Judge voids Medina Spirit trainer Bob Baffert's suspension in New York

Horse racing-Judge voids Medina Spirit trainer Bob Baffert's suspension in New York

A federal judge has nullified New York Racing Association's (NYRA) suspension of famed thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert, saying the organisation failed to provide him a post-suspension hearing. The ruling was a significant win for the trainer, one of the most successful and recognisable figures in the sport, and allows for him to compete in New York state races again, effective immediately. In May, NYRA barred Baffert-trained horse Medina Spirit from running in the Belmont Stakes, the third and final leg of the triple crown, after the Kentucky Derby winner failed a drug test.

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Stradivarius record bid off key as Subjectivist wins Ascot Gold Cup

Stradivarius record bid off key as Subjectivist wins Ascot Gold Cup

Stradivarius's bid to emulate Yeats's record of four Ascot Gold Cup victories ended in disappointment on Thursday as Subjectivist prevailed in Royal Ascot's flagship race.

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