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Federal horserace authority rules again blocked in 2 states

Aug. 10, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A national horse racing authority has again been blocked by a federal court from enforcing some of its rules in the states of Louisiana and West Virginia. A north Louisiana federal judge last month had blocked the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority from...

Cool Papa Bell scores biggest upset in Hambletonian history

Aug. 06, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Coming from a baseball background, Scott Farber had a perfect name for the yearling he brought for $100,000 in 2020. Hall of Famer and Negro leagues legend Cool Papa Bell was considered by many the fastest man ever to play, and Farber had hopes his...

Life Is Good wins $1 million Whitney Stakes at Saratoga

Aug. 06, 2022 20:27 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Life Is Good led wire-to-wire and held off stablemate Happy Saver by two lengths to win the $1 million Whitney Stakes at Saratoga Race Course on a steamy Saturday. The 4-5 favorite, owned by CHC and WinStar Farm, completed the 1 1/8 miles in 1 minute,...

Hold on federal horse racing authority rules lifted for now

Aug. 05, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge’s ruling that keeps a national horse racing authority from enforcing its rules in Louisiana and West Virginia was temporarily blocked Friday by a federal appeals court in New Orleans. The ruling late last month by a federal judge in Monroe said...

Fillies may win Hambletonian for 3rd time in 5 years

Aug. 05, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Fillies have won two of the last four Hambletonians and the trend might continue Saturday with Jiggy Jog S and Joviality S both making the final of trotting's biggest race of the year for 3 year olds. Joviality S and Jiggy Jog S are the second-and-third...

Rebuff favored in $1 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands

Aug. 02, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

CREAM RIDGE, N.J. (AP) — Rebuff, who won one of last week’s two elimination races, drew the No. 1 post and was made the 9-5 morning-line favorite in the $1 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands on Saturday. Jiggy Jog S, who won the other elimination and is one of two fillies in...

Epicenter wins the Grade 2 Jim Dandy at Saratoga

Jul. 30, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Epicenter is back where trainer Steve Asmussen thinks he should be — in the winner’s circle. Relegated to second-place finishes in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness in May, Epicenter returned to the track Saturday for a stirring victory in the...

Chiefs' Hunt prefers Arrowhead renovation over new stadium

Jul. 29, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt used to tell his son, Clark, that his favorite place on the planet was Arrowhead Stadium. If it's up to the current chairman, the club will be there long into the future. During his annual trip to training camp, Clark...

Belmont Park to construct tunnels allowing infield access

Jul. 28, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Belmont Park will hold its fall meet at Aqueduct during construction of vehicle and pedestrian tunnels that will allow access to the track’s 45-acre infield. The New York Racing Association said the 28-day “Belmont at the Big A” meet begins Sept. 15 and runs...

2-year-old colt trained by Baffert euthanized after accident

Jul. 27, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) — An unraced 2-year-old colt trained by Bob Baffert was euthanized after an accident at Los Alamitos, becoming the 10th horse to die at the Southern California track this year. Officials at the track in Orange County said Rapacious had completed his...