Horse Racing

12:31 AM ET Associated Press ARCADIA, Calif. — A 24th horse has died at Santa Anita, the first since March 31. Commander Coil broke down during training hours Friday, sustaining a shoulder injury while galloping that required the 3-year-old gelding to be euthanized, according to a statement from The Stronach Group, which owns the track.
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3:17 PM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — Maximum Security owner Gary West has issued a multimillion dollar challenge to the owners of four horses that benefited from his horse’s historic disqualification in the Kentucky Derby. In a statement Friday, West said he would pay each of those owners $5 million apiece if Country House, War
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2:56 PM ET Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — Maximum Security jockey Luis Saez has appealed his 15-day suspension by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. He says the stewards’ penalty for failing to control the horse in the Kentucky Derby is “unduly harsh and not supportable by facts and law.” The rider also seeks to stay
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May 18, 2019 Chris Fallica Close ESPN Staff Writer Lead researcher for “College GameDay” since 1996 Voter on ESPN CFB Selection Committee Lane Gold Close Special to ESPN.com A lifelong horse racing fan, Lane Gold hosts a weekly radio show called the Kentucky Winner’s Circle and has a horse racing blog. Kentucky Derby winner Country
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1:37 PM ET Gary and Mary West, the owners of Maximum Security, filed a lawsuit late Tuesday over the disqualification of their horse after crossing the line first at the 145th Kentucky Derby earlier this month. The Wests sued the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, its members, staff and stewards who disqualified Maximum Security for interference.
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11:16 AM ET Associated Press BALTIMORE — A 13th horse has been added to the Preakness field three days before the race. Everfast, trained by Dale Romans, was a last-minute entry to the second jewel of the Triple Crown on Wednesday, hours before post positions were drawn. A Maryland Jockey Club spokesman confirmed the addition
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11:49 AM ET Jockey Luis Saez has been suspended 15 racing days by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for his ride on Maximum Security in the Kentucky Derby. Maximum Security became the first horse in the history of the 145-year-old race to be disqualified from first place due to a race riding incident. He was
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4:29 PM ET Associated Press OCEANPORT, N.J. — A weary Maximum Security arrived Tuesday at Monmouth Park, where his trainer plans to race the colt in the $1 million Haskell Invitational in July. The first Kentucky Derby winner disqualified for interference in the race’s 145-year history pulled into the Jersey shore track shortly before 6
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10:49 PM ET Associated Press OCEANPORT, N.J. — A weary Maximum Security arrived Tuesday at Monmouth Park, where his trainer plans to race the colt in the $1 million Haskell Invitational in July. The first Kentucky Derby winner disqualified for interference in the race’s 145-year history, Maximum Security pulled into the Jersey shore track shortly
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