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Tiz the Law (6), with Manny Franco up, wins the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Stacey Heatherington/NYRA via AP)

Tiz the Law wins Travers, likely Derby favorite in Kentucky

Aug. 8, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Belmont winner Tiz the Law won the $1 million Travers Stakes by 5 1/2 lengths at Saratoga, and heads to Kentucky for next month’s Derby as the probable favorite. Ridden by Manny Franco, Tiz the Law ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:00.65 on Saturday without fans in the grandstand...

Authentic wins Haskell for Baffert at Monmouth Park

Jul. 18, 2020 10:49 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert got yet another win in the Haskell Stakes with a talented, developing colt who is now very much in the picture for the coronavirus-delayed Kentucky Derby. Authentic gave Baffert his record-extending ninth victory in the $1 million Grade 1 Haskell on...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Joe Bravo celebrates aboard Blue Prize after winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff horse race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. The New York Racing Association's decision to bar members of its jockey colony who ride at other racetracks has given 13-time Monmouth Park leading rider Joe Bravo an unexpected chance to win the $1 million Haskell Stakes at the New Jersey track on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Bravo picked up the mount on Belmont Stakes runner-up Dr Post when regular-rider Irad Ortiz opted off the Todd Pletcher-trained colt earlier this week rather than miss this season's Saratoga Race Course meet. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Monmouth jockeys pick up Haskell rides because of COVID-19.

Jul. 17, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

Jockey Joe Bravo has an unexpected chance to win the $1 million Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday. Bravo has been the leading rider 13 times at the New Jersey track. He gets a boost for the Haskell after the New York Racing Association decided to bar its jockeys who ride at other racetracks. Bravo...

Authentic, exercise rider Ramon Moya Jr. up, gallops at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, N.J. on Wednesday morning July 15, 2020. Authentic will compete in Saturday's $1,000,000 Haskell Stakes horse race at Monmouth Park. (Bill Denver/EQUI-PHOTO via AP)

Authentic morning line favorite in Haskell at Monmouth Park

Jul. 15, 2020 4:46 PM EDT

Monmouth Park is having a little different $1 million Haskell this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. What hasn't changed is Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is expected to win again. Baffert's Authentic drew the No. 2 post position on Wednesday and was made the overwhelming morning line favorite for...

FILE - In this June 4, 2012, file photo, an empty barn at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., is viewed. After a 4-year-old colt exhibited fever and neurological symptoms on Saturday, June 27, 2020, a barn at Belmont Park has been placed under a precautionary quarantine because of a suspected case of equine herpesvirus Type 1. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Belmont Park barn under precautionary quarantine

Jun. 27, 2020 5:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A barn at Belmont Park has been placed under a precautionary quarantine because of a suspected case of equine herpesvirus Type 1. New York Racing Association officials say a 4-year-old colt trained by Chris Englehart exhibited fever and neurological symptoms associated with EHV-1 on...

Tiz the Law (8), with jockey Manny Franco up, crosses the finish line to win the152nd running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Belmont winner Tiz the Law eyes ambitious summer schedule

Jun. 21, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

Tiz the Law has been good and lucky, two ingredients essential to success in horse racing. He’s been dominant, too. He raced to a 3 3/4-length victory Saturday in the Belmont Stakes to open the rescheduled Triple Crown. His five wins in six career starts have been by an average margin of 19 1/4 lengths....

Tiz the Law (8), with jockey Manny Franco up, crosses the finish line to win the152nd running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

NY-bred Tiz the Law wins barren Belmont Stakes

Jun. 20, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eerily empty grandstands. Masked jockeys. Shuttered betting windows. For Tiz the Law trainer Barclay Tagg, no finer way to round out a career Triple Crown. “I’m not trying to be a jerk about it,” the 82-year-old said. “But I thought the quiet, to me, was very...

New York-bred Tiz wins 152st Belmont Stakes in Triple Crown opener

Jun. 20, 2020 5:55 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York-bred Tiz wins 152st Belmont Stakes in Triple Crown opener.

New York-bred Tiz the Law crosses finish line first in 152st Belmont Stakes

Jun. 20, 2020 5:49 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — New York-bred Tiz the Law crosses finish line first in 152st Belmont Stakes.

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott wins 5,000th race

Jun. 20, 2020 3:55 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hall of Famer Bill Mott has become the seventh trainer in historywith 5,000 wins. Moon Over Miami won the third race at Churchill Downs on Saturday by a length after being saddled by Mott’s assistant Kenny McCarthy. Mott was at Belmont Park in New York, where he was overseeing...