Horse Racing

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Former New York Yankees star Mariano Rivera was the New York Racing Association’s guest of honor on Friday at Saratoga Race Course, and he walked away with custom-made pinstriped jockey’s silks with his No. 42 on the back. Rivera was driven to the winner’s circle before the third race as “Enter
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LOS ANGELES — The Breeders’ Cup will increase the number of veterinarians on site during its world championships this fall at Santa Anita, where 30 horses died during the racing meet that recently concluded. That’s according to Craig Fravel, president and chief executive of the Breeders’ Cup, who said reaction to the board of directors’
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ARCADIA, Calif. — The owner of Santa Anita says “significant improvements” have occurred since it imposed reforms during its recent racing season, when 30 horses died at the Southern California track. Track owner The Stronach Group released a statement Friday citing a 58% decrease in the number of fatalities during the winter-spring meet since new
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ARCADIA, Calif. — Santa Anita’s troubled racing season has come to a close after the deaths of 30 horses at the Southern California track rattled the industry and led to Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer being banned when four of his horses were among the casualties. There were no incidents during morning training hours
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ARCADIA, Calif. — Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned by the ownership of Santa Anita on Saturday after a fourth horse from his stable died — and the 30th overall — at the Southern California track. The Stronach Group, which owns the track, said in a statement that effective immediately Hollendorfer “is no
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ARCADIA, Calif. — Backstretch workers who walk, groom and care for racehorses at Santa Anita urged state legislators on Thursday to keep the Southern California track open after the deaths of 29 horses since December. An estimated 500 workers gathered after morning training hours at the track, toting handmade signs emphasizing their love of horses
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OCEANPORT, N.J. — The Triple Crown series was marked by the unexpected and the whacky 3-year-old season continued when Maximum Security returned to racing for the first time since being disqualified in the Kentucky Derby. Sent off as the overwhelming 1-20 favorite, Maximum Security simply got beat. There was no DQ, no runaway horse like
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New safety measures designed to protect horses training and racing at Santa Anita will be overseen by a five-member team of independent veterinarians and stewards from the California Horse Racing Board, it was announced Wednesday night. The CHRB will work closely with The Stronach Group, which owns the facility, to implement the new measures. The
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BALTIMORE — Baltimore has withdrawn a lawsuit against the owners of the historic city racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown series’ middle jewel. Earlier this year, Maryland’s biggest city had asked a court to grant ownership of the Pimlico horse track and the Preakness race to Baltimore through condemnation. The antiquated course
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