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Irad Ortiz Jr. rides 5 winners at Aqueduct

Nov. 11, 2019 5:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Irad Ortiz Jr. rode five winners at Aqueduct on Monday, the second time he's had that many in a day this year. The 27-year-old jockey from Puerto Rico won the second race with Customerexperience, the sixth with Willing to Speed, the eighth with Country Grammer, the ninth with Classic Lady...

2 horses euthanized after being injured in races at Del Mar

Nov. 11, 2019 1:44 PM EST

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Two horses have been euthanized after suffering injuries during races at Del Mar, ending the track's stretch of safe competition. Both Ghost Street and Prayer Warrior suffered front leg injuries about 90 minutes apart Sunday at the seaside track north of San Diego. Ghost Street, a...

Breeders' Cup votes in new CEO Drew Fleming

Nov. 6, 2019 2:07 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Breeders' Cup has named Drew Fleming as president and chief executive officer. The board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint Fleming as the replacement for Craig Fravel, who quit after last weekend's world championships at Santa Anita to join The Stronach Group,...

Drug samples from Breeders' Cup horses cleared by lab

Nov. 6, 2019 12:05 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — All samples collected from horses competing in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita have tested clear. The Kenneth L. Maddy Equine Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at UC Davis announced the results on Tuesday. All horses competing in Breeders' Cup races last weekend underwent pre-race...

Racing track and casino proposes $100M expansion

Nov. 4, 2019 6:47 AM EST

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A harness racing track and casino in Ohio has proposed a $100 million expansion project. Miami Valley Gaming and Racing in southwestern Ohio's Warren County is considering adding a hotel, restaurant, parking garage and additional gambling machines. Domenic Mancini, the racino's...

Tragedy strikes Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita despite reform

Nov. 3, 2019 7:09 PM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita came within 220 yards of staging a safe weekend of championship racing. It all came down to the $6 million Classic in front of nearly 70,000 fans and a prime-time television audience. The 11-horse field thundered out of the final turn, with favorite...

Artist preserves farmland of native Kentucky in watercolor

Nov. 3, 2019 11:48 AM EST

PEMBROKE, Ky. (AP) — A New Jersey artist with Christian County roots, Laurie Mitchell, painted the landscapes of rich farmland she grew to love in Kentucky. Seven watercolor paintings comprise a collection Mitchell calls "The Kentucky Series." "When I lived in Hopkinsville, I was so impressed that people...

15-1 long shot fatally injured in Breeders' Cup Classic

Nov. 3, 2019 10:25 AM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A victory by Vino Rosso in the Breeders' Cup Classic was overshadowed by a fatal injury to a 15-1 long shot in the $6 million race at Santa Anita on Saturday night. Cup officials said in a statement about two hours after the race that Mongolian Groom had been euthanized after...

The Latest: Vino Rosso wins BC Classic, horse injured

Nov. 2, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Vino Rosso has won the $6 million Classic by 4 1/4 lengths at the Breeders' Cup, where a long-shot horse was eased up in the stretch with a leg injury. Mongolian Groom, a 15-1 shot, was part of the early pace...

Workers rally, vets scratch horses on Day 2 of Breeders' Cup

Nov. 2, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Workers touting benefits the horse racing industry brings to California are rallying outside Santa Anita ahead of the Breeders' Cup. Day 2 of the world championships is Saturday, with nine Cup races on the card culminating in the $6 million Classic airing in prime time on NBC....