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Tax Wins wins Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga

Jul. 27, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Say this about Tax — he's a lot better than he showed in the Kentucky Derby. Tax took the lead at the top of the stretch and held off a late charge by favored Tacitus to win the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The Grade II test for...

Maximum Security wins Haskell, survives inquiry

Jul. 21, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — 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 Saturday evening at hot and steamy Monmouth Park. Unlike in the Kentucky Derby, the stewards let the result...

'Queen of Saratoga' Marylou Whitney dies at 93

Jul. 19, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Marylou Whitney, a successful thoroughbred breeder and owner whose family helped keep Saratoga Race Course open in the 1970s, has died. She was 93. The New York Racing Association said she died Friday at her estate in Saratoga Springs, after a long illness. No further details...

Maximum Security could face maximum sizzle in Haskell

Jul. 19, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Maximum Security is going to have to share top billing in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park with an unexpected foe — broiling heat. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for the Monmouth County through Sunday night, adding a...

Maximum Security leads field of 7 in Haskell Invitational

Jul. 17, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Maximum Security will make his second start since being disqualified in the Kentucky Derby, taking on six rivals in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Saturday. The Jason Servis-trained colt drew the outside No. 7 post Wednesday for the 1 1/8-mile race. Luis Saez...

Saratoga Race Course opens Thursday with the Schuylerville

Jul. 10, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — The 40-day thoroughbred meet at Saratoga Race Course begins Thursday, headlined by the $150,000 Schuylerville for 2-year-old fillies. Opening weekend features six stakes, including the first Grade 1 of the season on Saturday, the 81st running of the $500,000 Diana for turf...

Breeders' Cup to add to safety measures at Santa Anita

Jul. 8, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Breeders' Cup will increase the number of veterinarians on site during its world championships this fall at Santa Anita, where 30 horses died during the racing meet that recently concluded. That's according to Craig Fravel, president and chief executive of the Breeders' Cup, who said...

Old Friends closing satellite division in southern Kentucky

Jul. 5, 2019 5:04 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — A thoroughbred retirement organization says it will close a satellite division based at a racetrack in southern Kentucky. Old Friends officials say the division based at Kentucky Downs track at Franklin will close at the end of July. It says the Franklin operation is home to seven...

Del Mar adds safety measures ahead of 80th racing season

Jul. 2, 2019 8:51 PM EDT

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Del Mar will introduce safety enhancements when the track north of San Diego opens its 80th summer of racing on July 17. The track owned by Del Mar Thoroughbred Club said Tuesday it will use a five-member panel to review the medical, training and racing records of every horse entered...

New England's last thoroughbred horse track winds down

Jun. 28, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — New England's last thoroughbred horse track, Boston's Suffolk Downs, is hosting its final live races this weekend, but it's not clear what comes next for the industry, which continues to receive millions of dollars in casino tax subsidies. Sterling Suffolk Racecourse, the company that...