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FILE - In this June 20, 2020, file photo, Tiz the Law (8), with jockey Manny Franco up, approaches the finish line on his way to winning the 152nd running of the Belmont Stakes horse race in Elmont, N.Y. Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law won’t run in next month’s Preakness, spoiling what would have been a highly anticipated rematch with Kentucky Derby winner Authentic. The Preakness on Oct. 3 at Pimlico concludes this year’s reconfigured Triple Crown series, which was run out of order because of the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Belmont winner Tiz the Law won't run in Preakness

Sep. 22, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law won’t run in next month’s Preakness, spoiling what would have been a highly anticipated rematch with Kentucky Derby winner Authentic. The Preakness on Oct. 3 at Pimlico concludes this year’s reconfigured Triple Crown series, which was run out of order because...

FILE - In this May 4, 2019, file photo, jockey Flavien Prat, aboard Country House, center, looks on as jockey Luis Saez, right, aboard Maximum Security, crosses the finish line during the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. What happened next set horse racing off on a year-long odyssey of chaos. From a historic DQ to doping, lawsuits to a global pandemic, and then a Triple Crown turned upside down. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

From Derby DQ to doping, a chaotic year in horse racing

Sep. 2, 2020 5:49 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby. What happened next set horse racing off on a yearlong odyssey of chaos: from a historic DQ to doping, from lawsuits to a pandemic, and now a Triple Crown turned upside down. Amidst the uncertainty, Tiz the Law...

FILE - In this June 20, 2020, file photo, Tiz the Law (8), with jockey Manny Franco up, approaches the finish line on his way to win the152nd running of the Belmont Stakes horse race in Elmont, N.Y.  Amidst uncertainty, Tiz the Law has emerged. A victory in the 146th Derby on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, would put the colt bred in upstate New York in position to become racing's 14th Triple Crown winner going into next month's Preakness. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Spectator-free Triple Crown: Preakness won't allow fans

Sep. 2, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Preakness Stakes will be run at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore Oct. 3 without fans, making it a spectator-free sweep of the three Triple Crown races this year because of the global pandemic. The Maryland Jockey Club and Stronach Group that owns and manages Pimlico made the...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 26, 2004 file photo, Managing partner of Funny Cide, Jack Knowlton, left, accepts the award for Three-Year-Old Male from actor and horse owner Joe Pesci at the Eclipse Awards in Hollywood, Fla. The yellow school buses are on reserve. Jack Knowlton and his merry band from Sackatoga Stable are back at the Kentucky Derby for the first time in 17 years. This time with a horse everyone knows. Tiz the Law is 4-0 this year, winning by a combined 16 1/2 lengths. The colt is expected to be installed as the biggest Derby favorite in years when post positions are drawn on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Get on the school bus: Tiz the Law looms as Derby favorite

Aug. 31, 2020 11:38 AM EDT

The yellow school buses are on reserve. Jack Knowlton and his merry band from Sackatoga Stable are back at the Kentucky Derby for the first time in 17 years. This time with a horse everyone knows. Tiz the Law is 4-0 this year, winning by a combined 16 1/2 lengths. The colt is expected to be installed as the...

Belmont Stakes winner Birdstone retiring to Old Friends

Aug. 31, 2020 5:29 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — The 2004 Belmont Stakes winner, Birdstone, is retiring to Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Center in Kentucky, the farm said. Birdstone, who also won the Travers Stakes in 2004, retired from racing that year when a chip was found in an ankle, the Georgetown farm said in a news...

Tiz the Law (6), with Manny Franco up, wins the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Stacey Heatherington/NYRA via AP)

Tiz the Law wins Travers, likely Derby favorite in Kentucky

Aug. 8, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Belmont winner Tiz the Law won the $1 million Travers Stakes by 5 1/2 lengths at Saratoga, and heads to Kentucky for next month’s Derby as the probable favorite. Ridden by Manny Franco, Tiz the Law ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:00.65 on Saturday without fans in the grandstand...