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Battle of the hats at elite French horse race

Battle of the hats at elite French horse race

Champagne corks pop over the pounding of hooves and the “best hat” prize is as fiercely contested as the race itself: welcome to the Prix de Diane, a highlight of the year for France's horsey set. Held each June in Chantilly, a picturesque forest town built around horseracing, the Prix

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Triple Crown winner Justify to resume training in California

Triple Crown winner Justify to resume training in California

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Triple Crown champion Justify has returned to his base at Santa Anita accompanied by a police escort and was greeted by trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith.

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Ex-boyfriend arrested in woman's killing at Belmont Park

Ex-boyfriend arrested in woman's killing at Belmont Park

The former boyfriend of a woman who was found stabbed to death at the Belmont Park racetrack on New York's Long Island has been arrested on a murder charge. Nassau (NAS'-saw) County police say 53-year-old Jose Franco-Martinez was arrested at the scene where the 51-year-old woman was found with

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Racing's pretenders hope for crowning moment at Royal Ascot

Racing's pretenders hope for crowning moment at Royal Ascot

The curtain rises at Royal Ascot on Tuesday with connections of the blue-blooded thoroughbreds hoping their prayers are answered at 'the Mecca of racing' as Australian training legend Gai Waterhouse describes it. The 63-year-old — known as the 'Queen of Australian racing' — says Royal

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Queen's patronage of Royal Ascot hard to Estimate

Queen's patronage of Royal Ascot hard to Estimate

The grin on Queen Elizabeth II's face when her horse Estimate won the 2013 Ascot Gold Cup at Royal Ascot remains one of the iconic images of probably the most famous race meeting in the world. The victory in what is the week's most historic race rewarded a monarch who has an extraordinary knowledge

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Lather Up wins $1 million North America Cup harness race

Lather Up wins $1 million North America Cup harness race

CAMPBELLVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Lather Up won the $1 million North America Cup on Saturday night at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

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Fans cheer Triple Crown winner Justify during parade lap

Fans cheer Triple Crown winner Justify during parade lap

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Triple Crown winner Justify was calm while posing for thousands of fans who cheered and took pictures of horse racing's newest superstar in 90-degree heat at Churchill Downs.

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Breathalysers, sniffer dogs to be in place at Royal Ascot

Breathalysers, sniffer dogs to be in place at Royal Ascot

Tipsy racegoers could face being barred from entry to Royal Ascot next week as the authorities are introducing breathalyser tests in a bid to avoid some of the unsavoury scenes witnessed at other meetings this season. The authorities have acted to prevent the meeting — which is attended by Queen Elizabeth

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Monday Sports in Brief

Monday Sports in Brief

Calling it a dream come true and with plans to lay down New Jersey's first sports bet Thursday, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation Monday allowing the state's casinos and racetracks to take wagers. Murphy signed the new law four days after the Democrat-led Legislature sent it to

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Justify's win is legitimate despite suspicion

Justify's win is legitimate despite suspicion

While it appears the horse got some help in the Belmont Stakes, the strategy used to boost him to a win is nothing new — or illegal — in the sport.

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Justify back at Churchill as fans bask in Triple Crown glory

Justify back at Churchill as fans bask in Triple Crown glory

Triple Crown winner Justify returned to Churchill Downs for a little rest Monday, arriving just before a thunderstorm and greeted by camera-clicking fans intent on getting a shot of horse racing's newest superstar. Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes walked Justify outside Barn 33. ''He'

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Brazilian jockey banned for punching former champion jockey Crowley

Brazilian jockey banned for punching former champion jockey Crowley

Brazilian jockey Raul da Silva will serve a 21 day ban for hitting 2016 champion Jim Crowley in a rare set to in the weighing room at Goodwood races. Crowley, who is first jockey to the powerful stable of Dubai's Sheikh Hamdan al-Maktoum, and other riders had a frank discussion with Da Silva over

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Weekend Sports in Brief

Weekend Sports in Brief

Justify defied all the odds on his way to achieving Triple Crown immortality. The late bloomer won the Belmont Stakes by 1} lengths on Saturday, giving the sport its 13th Triple Crown champion. American Pharoah ended a 37-year drought in 2015 and now just four years later, racing is celebrating another

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Owners: Triple Crown winner Justify will race again

Owners: Triple Crown winner Justify will race again

Triple Crown winner Justify will get a well-deserved break and then race again this year, although no date or location has been targeted yet after the colt came out of his Belmont Stakes victory in good condition. Elliott Walden of WinStar Farm said Sunday the multi-owner group that controls Justify

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Report: Justify worth record $75 million after Triple Crown

Report: Justify worth record $75 million after Triple Crown

It was an awfully profitable day for the owners of Justify, the 13th horse in history to capture the Triple Crown. After he banked a $15 million purse for winning the Belmont Stakes, Justify's breeding rights were sold by the horse's owners to Coolmore for $60 million, according to an ESPN report

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Justify dominates Belmont to become 13th Triple Crown winner

Justify dominates Belmont to become 13th Triple Crown winner

Justify became the 13th horse in history to win US racing's coveted Triple Crown with an electrifying triumph in the 150th Belmont Stakes on Saturday. In adding the Belmont to his Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes victories, the unbeaten Justify made Bob Baffert just the second trainer to saddle

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Baffert has winning day, 3 times over, at Belmont Stakes

Baffert has winning day, 3 times over, at Belmont Stakes

Bob Baffert made himself right at home at Belmont Park again. Not only did Justify give the 65-year-old trainer his second Triple Crown in four years on Saturday, but for the second straight year, Baffert came away with a win in every race he had an entry on the day of the Belmont Stakes. Abel Tasman

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Justifiable! Racing gets 13th Triple Crown with Justify

Justifiable! Racing gets 13th Triple Crown with Justify

Justify defied all the odds on his way to achieving Triple Crown immortality. The late bloomer won the Belmont Stakes by 1} lengths on Saturday, giving the sport its 13th Triple Crown champion. American Pharoah ended a 37-year drought in 2015 and now just four years later, racing is celebrating another

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Mike Smith, 52, becomes oldest jockey to win Triple Crown

Mike Smith, 52, becomes oldest jockey to win Triple Crown

There's a reason Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith is in demand when owners and trainers pick riders for the elite in thoroughbred racing. The 52-year-old Smith just knows what to do aboard a horse. Smith has seen it all, and he knows how to handle the pressure.

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Justify claims Triple Crown with Belmont Stakes win

Justify claims Triple Crown with Belmont Stakes win

(Reuters) – Justify won the Belmont Stakes in New York on Saturday to claim U.S. thoroughbred racing's coveted Triple Crown, becoming just the second horse to achieve the feat since 1978 and the 13th overall. The favored three-year-old chestnut colt seized an early lead he never relinquished as

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