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Omaha Beach beats Game Winner in Rebel 2nd division

Mar. 16, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Omaha Beach edged 1-2 favorite Game Winner on Saturday in the second division of the $750,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn after Long Range Toddy staged a neck upset in the first division. Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Omaha Beach ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.42. The colt earned 37.5...

Santa Anita tested as hoof beats yield to sounds of silence

Mar. 7, 2019 5:55 PM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The dirt track at eerily quiet Santa Anita is being tested extensively after the deaths of 21 thoroughbreds in two months forced the indefinite cancellation of racing and disrupted the workaday world of horses, trainers and jockeys. The sound of pounding hooves on the dirt was...