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John Velazquez (9) rides Authentic to win the Breeder's Cup Classic horse race at Keeneland Race Course, in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Authentic goes wire-to-wire to win Breeders' Cup Classic

Nov. 7, 2020 7:59 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — From start to finish, Authentic left no doubt he was the horse to beat in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. His dominant performance on another big stage should also end the debate about this year's top 3-year-old, strange as the season has been because of the coronavirus pandemic....

FILE - In this Friday, May 22, 2020, file photo, jockeys wearing face masks ride in the first horse race at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. After a spike of horse deaths in 2019 and early 2020, Santa Anita had zero racing fatalities during its summer meet. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

Horse racing seeking to implement variety of safety reforms

Nov. 4, 2020 5:14 PM EST

A movement is underway in horse racing to clean up the sport by enacting uniform safety standards that everyone in the industry would have to abide by. An integrity and safety bill is being reviewed by the Senate that could put national standards in place by the start of 2022. In the meantime, different states...