Horse Racing

BENSALEM, Pa. — Math Wizard won the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at 31-1 odds, edging Mr. Money by a neck in a race missing disqualified Kentucky Derby winner Maximum Security. Ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., Math Wizard ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.94 on Saturday at Parx Racing. Maximum Security, who crossed the finish line
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ARCADIA, Calif. — A 4-year-old gelding has been euthanized at Santa Anita after breaking its pelvis during training hours. Santa Anita officials on Tuesday confirmed the fatality of the gelding named Zeke, who was injured a day earlier. Track veterinarians diagnosed a pelvic fracture. The gelding was initially stable, but his condition deteriorated later on.
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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Maximum Security, the colt who crossed the finish line first in the Kentucky Derby only to be disqualified for interference, won’t run in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby this weekend because of a colon issue. Trainer Jason Servis said Tuesday that the Haskell Invitational and Florida Derby winner developed the problem shortly
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Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has denied giving Justify a banned substance, following Wednesday’s report that the Triple Crown-winning horse failed a drug test a month before the 2018 Kentucky Derby. The New York Times reported that Justify tested positive for scopolamine after winning the Santa Anita Derby — and qualifying for the Kentucky
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LEXINGTON, Ky. — A filly by 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has sold for a record $8.2 million in the final Book 1 session of Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale. The price Wednesday was a September sale record for a filly and the auction’s fourth-highest for a yearling. The filly is a half-sister to four-time
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DEL MAR, Calif. — An accident involving 1-2 favorite Eight Rings and another horse shortly after the start marred the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity on closing day at the seaside track north of San Diego. Eight Rings, ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, veered in sharply and bumped Storm the Court, with Flavien Prat aboard, in
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Trainer Shug McGaughey walked into Saratoga Race Course stoked for the 150th running of the Travers Stakes. Code of Honor validated those feelings. Code of Honor won a stretch duel with Tacitus and Mucho Gusto, holding off hard-luck Tacitus by three lengths to win the $1.25 million Travers Stakes on Saturday.
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NEW YORK — Jack Whitaker, whose Hall of Fame broadcasting career ranged from the first Super Bowl to Secretariat’s Triple Crown to short essays from major sporting events, died Sunday morning, CBS reported. The network said Whitaker died of natural causes in his sleep in Devon, Pennsylvania. He was 95. Whitaker, a Philadelphia native who
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CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A racehorse expert who helped train Triple Crown winner Secretariat and had ties to Saudi royals is accused of abusing a teenager while producing child pornography. Daniel Mullan, 80, entered federal court in Central Islip in a wheelchair Friday and pleaded not guilty to charges including sexual exploitation of a child
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Long-shot Forbidden Trade held off heavily favored Greenshoe in the closing strides in the $1 million Hambletonian at the Meadowlands Racetrack on Saturday. Driven by Bob McClure and trained by Luc Blaise, the 3-year-old colt went the mile in 1:51 in winning trotting’s most prestigious race. The result was totally unexpected
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OCEANPORT, N.J. — Not again. That was the reaction of owner Gary West when the inquiry sign flashed after Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Saturday evening at hot and steamy Monmouth Park. Unlike in the Kentucky Derby, the stewards let the result stand this time, vaulting
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