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Maximum Security beaten in first start since Derby DQ

Jun. 16, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — The Triple Crown series was marked by the unexpected and the whacky 3-year-old season continued when Maximum Security returned to racing for the first time since being disqualified in the Kentucky Derby. Sent off as the overwhelming 1-20 favorite, Maximum Security simply got beat....

Kentucky Derby winner Country House to get extended break

Jun. 16, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Country House is getting an extended break and likely won't race again until 2020. Trainer Bill Mott says the colt isn't expected to race again as a 3-year-old. He says Country House hasn't shown the same eagerness to train as he had leading up to the Kentucky...

Jockey Rafael Bejarano rides 4,000th winner at Santa Anita

Jun. 15, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Jockey Rafael Bejarano rode his 4,000th career winner at Santa Anita. He guided filly Portal Creek to a 3 ¾-length victory in the third race Saturday for trainer Bob Hess Jr. The 36-year-old Peruvian jockey says Santa Anita has always been a special place for him. He won six...

Maximum Security to race for 1st time since Kentucky Derby

Jun. 13, 2019 2:41 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Maximum Security is heading back to the races. The colt, who two months ago crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby only to be disqualified, was among six 3-year-olds entered Thursday for the $150,000 Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park on Sunday. "The horse had a really good...

Baltimore withdraws lawsuit against owner of Preakness track

Jun. 12, 2019 4:21 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore announced Wednesday that it has withdrawn a lawsuit against the owner and operator of the historic city racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown series' middle jewel and the second-oldest track in America. Earlier this year, Maryland's biggest city had asked a...

Trainer weighing whether Maximum Security races this weekend

Jun. 12, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — The trainer of Maximum Security plans to decide Thursday whether the colt will race this weekend in his first start since finishing first in the Kentucky Derby and being disqualified. Jason Servis was uncertain Wednesday whether to run Maximum Security on Sunday in the Pegasus Stakes...

Another Triple Crown surprise: Sir Winston takes Belmont

Jun. 8, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Winston provided a perfect finish to a crazy Triple Crown. After a disqualification in the Kentucky Derby and a runaway horse in the Preakness, of course the Belmont Stakes goes to a 10-1 long shot. Sir Winston captured the $1.5 million race Saturday, holding off favored Tacitus by a...

Tacitus finishes second in Belmont Stakes

Jun. 8, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Tacitus was well-rested for a run on his home track. It just didn't work out. The favored Tacitus finished second to Sir Winston in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday. The 3-year-old colt, who skipped the Preakness after finishing third in the Kentucky Derby, had one of the worst trips of his...

Sir Winston crosses finish line first in Belmont Stakes

Jun. 8, 2019 6:43 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Winston crosses finish line first in Belmont Stakes.

In 1919, Sir Barton became first Triple Crown winner

Jun. 8, 2019 9:07 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — He was fractious, with tender feet and shoes that sometimes came off while racing. A classic thoroughbred, Sir Barton was not. Yet 100 years ago, the Maryland-trained horse was the first winner of what would become known in 1923 as racing's Triple Crown. A chestnut colt prone to nips and...