Horse Racing

9:30 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — A fundraising campaign to install an equine MRI at Santa Anita has been successful, and it’s expected to be in place during the troubled track’s winter-spring meet that begins on Dec. 26. Karen Klawitter, CEO of the Southern California Equine Foundation, said Tuesday the machine which allows
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3:16 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — 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
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11:32 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — 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
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2:25 AM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Breeders’ Cup has named Drew Fleming president and chief executive officer. The board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Fleming as the replacement for Craig Fravel, who quit after last weekend’s world championships at Santa Anita to join The Stronach Group, which owns several racetracks.
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8:32 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — So much for settling the early Kentucky Derby picture. Next year’s outlook is downright fuzzy after a couple of little-known colts challenged each other down the stretch before 45-1 shot Storm the Court staged a stunning neck victory in the Juvenile on opening day of the Breeders’
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4:09 PM ET Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The home of the Kentucky Derby plans to begin work next month on a $300 million project that will include a hotel, historical racing machines, new stadium seating and a Millionaires Row renovation. Churchill Downs announced the tentative plans Wednesday in a statement saying it would also
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6:33 PM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — Santa Anita is looking into the possibility of removing its dirt surface, where the majority of the track’s 36 horse deaths since December have occurred, and going back to a synthetic surface. That’s according to Dr. Dionne Benson, chief veterinary officer for The Stronach Group, which owns
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