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Wyoming relay horse race rescheduled for late summer

May. 23, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A traditional Native American horse race in Gillette has been postponed following cold and wet conditions in northeast Wyoming. The Gillette News Record reports the Horse Nations Indian Relay was planned for Saturday and Sunday, but rough track conditions have forced organizers to...

Maximum Security breezes through workout at Monmouth Park

May. 22, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Maximum Security has breezed through four furlongs at Monmouth Park. The track says the 3-year-old was timed in 53.80 seconds on Wednesday during a leisurely workout. Trainer Jason Servis didn't immediately respond to a text message from The Associated Press seeking comment. Servis...

22 Tennessee racing horses sick with equine blood parasite

May. 21, 2019 8:14 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's state veterinarian's office is investigating an outbreak of a blood parasite in a group of racing quarter horses. The office says 22 horses have tested positive for equine piroplasmosis (pir-uh-plaz-MOH'-sis) in five locations within Bedford, Rutherford and Williamson...

Second horse in 4 days dies at Santa Anita

May. 20, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Santa Anita had its second horse death in four days when a gelding pulled up during a race Sunday and was euthanized a day later. Twenty-five horses have now died in racing or training at the Southern California track since Dec. 26. The Los Angeles Times reported that Spectacular Music...

Preakness winner War of Will likely to run in Belmont

May. 19, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Owner Gary Barber called trainer Mark Casse for the fourth time in 11 hours since War of Will won the Preakness. Only this time, Casse was in the middle of holding court with reporters the morning after his first Triple Crown victory. "All's good and we're going to the Belmont?" Casse said...

Horsing around: Riderless colt races to Preakness finish

May. 18, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Unencumbered by a jockey and suddenly free to run wherever he darn pleased, Bodexpress decided to take a shot at winning the Preakness. Taking one of the most memorable trips in the 149-year history of Pimlico Race Course, Bodexpress followed the leaders without a rider on board and at one...

War of Will wins Preakness featuring riderless running horse

May. 18, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Casse completed a lifelong quest two weeks after the scare of a lifetime. And he did so in a race featuring a riderless horse that threw his jockey out of the gate and kept running. Since he was a child, Casse wanted to win a Triple Crown race, and the well-respected trainer got that...

The Latest: War of Will finishes first in Preakness

May. 18, 2019 7:17 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the Preakness (all times local): 7:10 p.m. War of Will has won the 144th Preakness. After finishing well out of the money in the Kentucky Derby from the No. 1 post, War of Will charged to victory after again starting from the rail on Saturday. Everfast finished second and...

War of Will has crossed the finish line first in the Preakness Stakes

May. 18, 2019 7:03 PM EDT
BALTIMORE (AP) — War of Will has crossed the finish line first in the Preakness Stakes.

Santa Anita monitoring safety after latest fatality

May. 18, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The chief operating officer of the group that owns Santa Anita Park said the racetrack will keep monitoring the safety conditions after another death of a horse in training. A 3-year-old horse broke down with a shoulder injury Friday while galloping and was euthanized at the track in...