Horse Racing

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — A jockey has been suspended 60 days for misusing his whip — not on a horse — but on another rider in a race at an Arkansas track. A stewards’ ruling posted Thursday on the Association of Racing Commissioners International website alleges that David Cohen “deliberately” whipped fellow jockey Edgar Morales
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs will invest $8 million for an on-site equine medical center as part of several other measures to improve safety for horses and riders. The medical center is expected to open next March and will include a quarantine facility. Next month’s Kentucky Derby will have a temporary medical center. The track’s
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ARCADIA, Calif. — Santa Anita will continue racing through the end of the current meet on June 23, despite objections from animal rights activists who urged the California Horse Racing Board to shutter the historic track. Chairman Chuck Winner said at the racing board’s monthly meeting Thursday that he sees no reason to reallocate any
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ARCADIA, Calif. — Several major tracks, including all three sites of the Triple Crown, have agreed to phase out the use of an anti-bleeding medication starting next year, followed by the elimination of Lasix in stakes races in 2021. Among the tracks that have come together on the divisive medication issue are Churchill Downs, Pimlico
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ARCADIA, Calif. — The California Horse Racing Board has amended proposed changes to rules governing how jockeys may use riding crops in races, while The Jockeys’ Guild continues to press its case that the crops are necessary for control of a racehorse. Triple Crown-winning jockey Mike Smith told the racing board’s medication, safety and welfare
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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County’s top prosecutor says she has formed a task force to investigate 23 horse deaths at Santa Anita Park between December and March. District Attorney Jackie Lacey said Tuesday the task force of prosecutors and peace officers will “determine whether unlawful conduct or conditions affected the welfare and safety” of
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BALTIMORE — The northern grandstand at Pimlico Race Course has significantly deteriorated and will be closed for the Preakness in May. The Stronach Group said Saturday that the northern grandstand adjacent to the clubhouse is the oldest section of seating at 125 years. Its capacity of 6,670 fans is no longer suitable to sustain that
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