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Owners of disqualified Kentucky Derby winner plan appeal

Nov. 18, 2019 2:59 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The owners of Maximum Security say they will appeal a federal judge’s dismissal of their lawsuit that seeks to challenge the decision to disqualify their horse as winner of the Kentucky Derby. Gary West said in a statement Monday that he has authorized his attorneys to file an...

Judge dismisses suit by owners of Derby DQ Maximum Security

Nov. 15, 2019 11:16 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the owners of Maximum Security seeking to challenge the decision to disqualify their horse as the winner of the Kentucky Derby. Owners Gary and Mary West wanted the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Kentucky to reverse the...

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...

Storm the Court scores 45-1 upset in Breeders' Cup Juvenile

Nov. 1, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — So much for settling the early Kentucky Derby picture. Next year's outlook is downright fuzzy after a couple of little-known colts challenged each other down the stretch before 45-1 shot Storm the Court staged a stunning neck victory in the Juvenile on opening day of the Breeders'...

The Latest: Storm the Court scores day's biggest upset

Nov. 1, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Storm the Court scored the day's biggest upset at the Breeders' Cup, winning the $2 million Juvenile by a neck at 45-1 odds. Ridden by Flavien Prat, Storm the Court paid $93.80 to win. That puts the...

McKinzie is lukewarm favorite in Breeders' Cup Classic

Nov. 1, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Plenty of good horses, just no standout. And the favorite is lukewarm at best. The Breeders' Cup Classic closes out the world championships and figures to help sort out Horse of the Year honors. At 3-1, McKinzie is the early choice for Saturday's $6 million Classic on his home track....

Favorites, top contenders for Day 2 of Breeders' Cup

Nov. 1, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Here are the early favorites and top contenders in Saturday's nine Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita in Arcadia, California: FILLY & MARE SPRINT Purse: $1 million Distance: 7 furlongs Favorite: Covfefe, 2-1 odds Jockey: Joel Rosario Trainer: Brad Cox Record and earnings this...

$2 million Juvenile tops opening day of Breeders' Cup

Oct. 31, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Breeders' Cup weekend kicks off with five stakes Friday, topped by the $2 million Juvenile, as Santa Anita hosts the world championships for a record 10th time. Dennis' Moment is the early 8-5 favorite in the 1 1/16-mile Juvenile, whose winner is tabbed as the horse to watch heading...

Churchill Downs project includes hotel, gaming, new seats

Oct. 31, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The home of the Kentucky Derby plans to begin work next month on a $300 million project that will include a hotel, historical racing machines, new stadium seating and a Millionaires Row renovation. Churchill Downs announced the tentative plans Wednesday in a statement saying it would...

Horse racing's tragic, wild ride culminates at Breeders' Cup

Oct. 30, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Thirty horse deaths over the winter at Santa Anita. The first disqualification for interference in Kentucky Derby history. A horse tossing his jockey at the start of the Preakness and running around the track rider-less. Six more deaths at Santa Anita this fall. A tragic, wild and...