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Jockey suspended for whipping another rider

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...

Santa Anita to lose race days amid horse exodus

ARCADIA, Calif. -- Santa Anita will race three days a week instead of four over the next four weeks because the track has lost some of its horse population to out-of-state venues.Several stables have shipped horses to Kentucky to...

Churchill Downs to add equine medical center

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...

Santa Anita to continue racing despite protests

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...

U.S. racetracks to ban race-day Lasix in 2021

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...

No positive tests under new Santa Anita rules

ARCADIA, Calif. -- There were no positive tests in the first two weeks of horse racing at Santa Anita under new rules limiting race-day medication.Dr. Rick Arthur, equine consultant to the California Horse Racing Board, announced the results Wednesday...

Proposed changes to use of whips amended

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...

Task force to probe horse deaths at Santa Anita

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...

Omaha Beach edges Improbable for Arkansas win

Omaha Beach moved ahead early before holding off favored Improbable to win the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby by a length Saturday at Oaklawn Park, earning 100 points and vaulting himself into second place on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard.After entering...

Pimlico to close aging northern grandstand

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...

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