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Oldest classic falls to all-conquering Dettori and Gosden

Oldest classic falls to all-conquering Dettori and Gosden

Riding legend Frankie Dettori's remarkable season carried on apace on Saturday as he won his sixth English St Leger and 15th Group One winner of the campaign with the John Gosden-trained Logician in a record time. The 48-year-old Italian — who had an 11 year hiatus in between his fifth win and

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Disgraced Zarooni pleads for clemency to 'feed my family'

Disgraced Zarooni pleads for clemency to 'feed my family'

Banned trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni, responsible for the biggest doping scandal in British racing history, has asked the sport's governing body for clemency so he can “feed my family”, he told AFP in a rare interview. The 43-year-old received an eight-year ban in 2013 for doping 22 of his

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Racehorse trainer Baffert denies doping Triple Crown king Justify

Racehorse trainer Baffert denies doping Triple Crown king Justify

Legendary trainer Bob Baffert on Thursday denied doping 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify after it emerged the horse failed a drug test before last year's Kentucky Derby. US racing was rocked on Wednesday after the New York Times revealed that Baffert's Justify had tested positive for the banned

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Horse racing: Local weed caused Justify's positive drug test – Baffert

Horse racing: Local weed caused Justify's positive drug test – Baffert

The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Justify had tested positive to the substance after winning the Santa Anita Derby in California, less than a month before the start of the Triple Crown. “Test results indicating trace amounts of the drug were undoubtedly the result of environmental contamination

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Baffert: Justify's positive test came from contaminated food

Baffert: Justify's positive test came from contaminated food

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert denied giving 2018 Triple Crown winning horse Justify a banned substance that caused a positive test prior to last year's Kentucky Derby and blamed the result on contaminated food. Baffert said Thursday that he ''unequivocally'' rejects the implication

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3 horses die in first 2 days at Belmont Park fall meet

3 horses die in first 2 days at Belmont Park fall meet

Three horses died during the first two days of Belmont Park's fall season, mirroring the start and end of the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course. Royal Inheritance collapsed and died during training, and Passporttovictory was euthanized after being removed from a race. Mo Moxie was put down Saturday

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Why horse racing's days are numbered

Why horse racing's days are numbered

The sport was already dying. When you add the controversy about the 2018 Triple Crown winner to the spate of on-track deaths, has the public seen enough?

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Report: Justify failed drug test before Triple Crown run

Report: Justify failed drug test before Triple Crown run

The New York Times says Justify won the 2018 Triple Crown after a failed postrace drug test at a California track that could have kept the horse out of the Kentucky Derby. The newspaper reported Wednesday that Bob Baffert-trained Justify tested positive for the drug scopolamine after winning the Santa

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Justify failed drug test before Triple Crown win: New York Times

Justify failed drug test before Triple Crown win: New York Times

In an article posted on its website, the newspaper said Justify, who was under the stewardship of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, tested positive to the banned substance scopolamine after winning the Santa Anita Derby on April 7. Scopolamine, also known as hyoscine, is banned in horse racing because

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American Pharoah filly sells for record $8.2 million

American Pharoah filly sells for record $8.2 million

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A filly by 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has sold for a record $8.2 million in the final Book 1 session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.

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Justify failed drug test before 2018 Triple Crown triumph: report

Justify failed drug test before 2018 Triple Crown triumph: report

Justify, the colt that swept to US racing's Triple Crown in 2018, failed a drug test before that year's Kentucky Derby and shouldn't have been eligible to race, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The newspaper reported that Justify, trained by Bob Baffert, tested positive for scopolamine

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Accident mars closing-day Del Mar Futurity

Accident mars closing-day Del Mar Futurity

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — An accident involving 1-2 favorite Eight Rings and another horse shortly after the start marred the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity on closing day at the seaside track north of San Diego.

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Race accident kills second Australian jockey in 2 days

Race accident kills second Australian jockey in 2 days

A female jockey died Saturday during a race at a track in Darwin, the second rider to die on consecutive days in Australia. Melanie Tyndall, 32, who was also a police officer, had been riding at the Fannie Bay track in Darwin when her horse fell during the third race. On Friday, 22-year-old female

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Australian female jockey dies after fall during track work

Australian female jockey dies after fall during track work

A 22-year-old female apprentice jockey who was recently married has died after falling from her horse during track work in the Australian state of Victoria. Racing Victoria said Friday that the early-morning accident happened at the Cranbourne track, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) southeast of Melbourne

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Lawsuit by owner, trainer targets New Mexico horse racing

Lawsuit by owner, trainer targets New Mexico horse racing

A horse owner and a trainer from Texas filed a lawsuit claiming officials in New Mexico are failing to follow their own policies and regulations in overseeing the state's multimillion-dollar racing industry. Debra Gotovac and Brad Bolen filed the case in U.S. District Court, alleging their rights

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Code of Honor wins Travers Stakes

Code of Honor wins Travers Stakes

Trainer Shug McGaughey walked into Saratoga Race Course stoked for the 150th running of the Travers Stakes. Code of Honor validated those feelings. Code of Honor won a stretch duel with Tacitus and Mucho Gusto, holding off hard-luck Tacitus by three lengths to win the $1.25 million Travers Stakes on

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Champion stayer Stradivarius moves owner Nielsen to tears

Champion stayer Stradivarius moves owner Nielsen to tears

The extraordinary stayer Stradivarius collected a second successive one-million-pound bonus by winning the Lonsdale Cup on Friday, prompting owner Bjorn Nielsen to burst into tears. Frankie Dettori had sobbed after the John Gosden-trained mare Enable had won the Yorkshire Oaks — her 10th Group One

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Three great racehorses owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah

Three great racehorses owned by Prince Khalid Abdullah

Enable claimed her 10th Group One race on Thursday when she won the Yorkshire Oaks, putting her on course to make history in winning Europe's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for a third time on October 6. Not many horses retire with a perfect record — even Enable will have

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Dettori in tears as Enable racks up 10th Group One victory

Dettori in tears as Enable racks up 10th Group One victory

Frankie Dettori was in floods of tears after he guided equine superstar Enable to her 10th Group One victory in the Yorkshire Oaks on Thursday. It was the ideal tune-up for the five-year-old mare as she attempts to become the first horse to win Europe's most prestigious race, the Prix de l'Arc

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