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Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr., atop Mucho Gusto, waves after winning the Pegasus World Cup Invitational horse race, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Mucho Gusto runs away, wins the $3 million Pegasus World Cup

Jan. 25, 2020 6:24 PM EST

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Irad Ortiz Jr.’s move paid off, and Mucho Gusto’s earnings more than doubled in a couple of minutes. Ortiz made a last-minute decision to take the mount aboard Mucho Gusto, and picked the right time to let the 4-year-old kick into high gear Saturday in the $3...

Bricks and Mortar pulls off an Eclipse Awards sweep

Jan. 23, 2020 9:55 PM EST

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Best horse. Best trainer. Best owner. Best jockey. Best breeder. Bricks and Mortar had a perfect year, and the Eclipse Award voters gave his team a historic night. After going 6 for 6 — all on the turf — at six tracks last year, Bricks and Mortar and his...

Race horse Omaha Beach's trainer Richard Mandella, right, is interviewed by racing analyst Acacia Courtney during the draw for the Pegasus World Cup Horse Race, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The race will run Saturday, Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Omaha Beach, Spun to Run scratched from Pegasus World Cup

Jan. 23, 2020 3:35 PM EST

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Pegasus World Cup Invitational took two major hits Thursday, with the top choices for the race being scratched over health concerns. Heavily favored Omaha Beach was scratched because of concerns over swelling in his right hind leg, and that means his career is now over...

Belinda Stronach, chairman and president of the Stronach Group, speaks during the draw for the Pegasus World Cup Horse Race, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The race will run Saturday, Jan. 25 at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Omaha Beach installed as big favorite in the Pegasus

Jan. 22, 2020 2:33 PM EST

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Omaha Beach has been installed as the favorite for Saturday’s $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the final race of his career. The 4-year-old who was the morning line favorite for the Kentucky Derby last season but had to miss the entire Triple Crown series...

4 racehorse deaths at New Orleans track spark concern

Jan. 21, 2020 4:59 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four thoroughbred racehorses were euthanized after competing at a New Orleans track in a 10 -day span, prompting criticism from an animal advocacy group based in Washington D.C. Officials at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course didn't specify the circumstances surrounding the...

Empire Maker, Belmont winner and prolific sire, dies at 20

Jan. 21, 2020 1:03 AM EST

Empire Maker, who won the 2003 Belmont Stakes to spoil Funny Cide's Triple Crown bid and went on to become a prolific stallion, died of a rare disease that compromised his immune system. He was 20 years old. Gainesway Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, said Monday that Empire Maker died Saturday. He was bred and raced...

3rd horse in three days dies at Santa Anita in training

Jan. 19, 2020 11:13 PM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A third horse died in three days at Santa Anita when it collided with another horse during training hours on Sunday. Tikkun Olam, a 4-year-old gelding trained by Eric Kuljac, was euthanized because of his undisclosed injuries. The other horse apparently wasn't injured. Santa Anita...

2 horses die in 2 days of racing at Santa Anita

Jan. 19, 2020 12:02 AM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Two horses have died in two days of racing at Santa Anita, where four deaths have occurred since last month. Uncontainable and Harliss were both euthanized after breaking their right front ankles. Uncontainable was injured in a turf race on Saturday. The 5-year-old gelding trained...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Abel Cedillo rides Mongolian Groom in the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. A report on the death of Mongolian Groom in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita says veterinarians missed opportunities to remove the gelding from the $6 million race because of time constraints or deficiencies in the process used to evaluate horses. In the 20-page report issued Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, Dr. Larry Bramlage identified six suggested improvements aimed at refining safety and evaluation protocols for future events. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Report: Vets missed chances involving Breeders' Cup fatality

Jan. 15, 2020 6:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A report on the death of Mongolian Groom in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita says veterinarians missed opportunities to remove the gelding from the $6 million race because of time constraints or deficiencies in the process used to evaluate horses. In the 20-page report issued...

In this June 20, 2019 photo, players gather around a table for a game of craps at the Hard Rock casino in Atlantic City N.J. New Jersey's casinos won nearly $3.3 billion from gamblers in 2019, the first time since 2012 that the Atlantic City gambling halls had won more than $3 billion, according to figures released Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement.  (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Rebounding Atlantic City casinos see $3.3B revenue in 2019

Jan. 14, 2020 4:39 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's casinos won almost $3.3 billion from gamblers in 2019, helped by surging sports and internet bets as the seaside resort continued to rebound from a mid-decade meltdown that saw five casinos close. Figures released Tuesday by the New Jersey Division of Gaming...