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McKinzie gives Baffert 1st win in $1M Whitney at Saratoga

Aug. 3, 2019 10:24 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — McKinzie won the $1 million Whitney by 1 3/4 lengths at Saratoga on Saturday, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his first victory in the Grade 1 race. It was Baffert's second starter in the race and first since 2004. McKinzie earned an automatic berth to the $6 million...

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...