Horse Racing

1:24 PM ET Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has denied giving Justify a banned substance, following Wednesday’s report that the Triple Crown-winning horse failed a drug test a month before the 2018 Kentucky Derby. The New York Times reported that Justify tested positive for scopolamine after winning the Santa Anita Derby — and qualifying
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8:57 PM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — 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. The price Wednesday was a September sale record for a filly and the auction’s fourth highest for a yearling. The
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11:46 PM ET Associated Press DEL MAR, Calif. — 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. Eight Rings, ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, veered in sharply and bumped Storm the Court,
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7:30 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat’s Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania. He was
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11:31 PM ET Associated Press CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A racehorse expert who helped train Triple Crown winner Secretariat and had ties to Saudi royals is accused of abusing a teenager while producing child pornography. Daniel Mullan, 80, entered federal court in Central Islip in a wheelchair Friday and pleaded not guilty to charges including
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11:23 PM ET Associated Press DEL MAR, Calif. — A fourth horse has died in training at Del Mar. A spokesman for the track located north of San Diego confirmed Monday’s fatality. Bri Bri, an unraced 3-year-old filly trained by Jim Cassidy, sustained a broken pelvis after a workout under exercise rider Abel Hernandez, who
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6:21 PM ET Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The $1 million Hambletonian was supposed to be the showcase for 27-year-old Sweden trainer Marcus Melander and his barn of top 3-year-old trotters. A bunch of Canadians stole the spotlight. Long shot Forbidden Trade held off Melander’s heavily favored Greenshoe in the closing strides and won
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11:44 PM ET Associated Press OCEANPORT, N.J. — Not again. That was the reaction of owner Gary West when the inquiry sign flashed after Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Saturday evening at hot and steamy Monmouth Park. Unlike in the Kentucky Derby, the stewards let the
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